As far as we know, Crisis on Infinite Earths will be the biggest crossover in the Arrowverse and we are by no means exaggerating here. This statement has even been confirmed by CW president Mark Pedowitz who said, “It will be the biggest, the most complicated one that they’ve done, but I am proud to say that they are doing it and we are supporting them.”
Although the show will only premiere in December this year, there are already a ton of information on the net on who will be appearing in the episodes. With all the information, it is easy to get lost so here is an easy guide on the dramatis personae on the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths to help you keep track of all the actors and actresses appearing in the show.
Being an Arrowverse crossover, it is no surprise that Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) will be one of the central figures in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Though it is said that this giant crossover might be the heroes final mission. After putting down his bow and arrows at the end of Arrow: Season 7, Oliver Queen was approached by the Monitor and made to remember a promise Queen had made with Monitor near the end of Elseworlds. With no other choice, Oliver leaves with him, even after the Monitor told him that his death will be inevitable in the coming crisis.
Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen will definitely have a big part to play in the upcoming Crisis. After all, The Flash was the very first Arrowverse series to tease the crossover, with a headline from a holographic newspaper reading “Flash Missing – Vanishes in Crisis.” The Scarlet Speedster also receives an ominous premonition from the Monitor in the season 6 premiere of The Flash, where he prophesied that the only way to save the universe from impending doom will be for Barry.
Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) will be teaming up with the other superheroes listed here in the upcoming Crisis. She might have problems of her own to deal with, such as the rise of terrorist organisation Leviathan and the slow death of her friendship with Lena Luthor, but all that will have to wait in the face of the multiverse’s impending destruction.
After making her debut in 2018’s Elseworlds crossover, Ruby Rose will be making a return as Kate Kane/Batwoman for yet another crossover. Several residents of Arkham Asylum such as Dr. John Deegan and Roger Hayden, and perhaps even the iconic villain Hush, might also be returning alongside Batwoman as Gotham facest its biggest threat yet.
With Ollie appearing in the crossover, it is safe to say that the other members of Team Arrow will also be appearing alongside him. Though there are no announcements yet on who will be helping in the Crisis, with Spartan (David Ramsey), Black Canary (Juliana Harkavy), and Wild Dog (Rick Gonzales) left to defend the Star City after Green Arrow’s departure. The Crisis might be the last chance for these three heroes to team up with the Green Arrow and save the world.
Arrowverse’s Superman and Lois Lane
Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) have been laying low since the events in Elseworlds but it seems the events of Crisis will be severe enough to bring the Man of Steel and the world’s best journalist out of hiding. Fans will also be introduced to their baby, the primary reason for why the pair have spent so much time trying to keep a low profile lately.
Despite first appearing as an antagonist in 2018’s Elseworlds crossover, it has slowly become apparent that LaMonica Garrett’s Mar Novu/Monitor is testing Earth’s heroes and villains in hope of finding allies he deems powerful enough to help him in saving the multiverse from total annihilation.
Also played by LaMonica Garett, Anti-Monitor is, as his name suggests, opposing the Monitor and the mission the cosmic being is on. The Anti-Monitor is obsessed with chaos and wants to unleash a wave of anti-matter energy that will destroy the entire multiverse, leaving him as the only being around to rule over the nothingness that is left.
Despite being killed off in Supergirl by his sister Lena, after it was discovered that he was the true mastermind behind the events of Supergirl: Season 4, it seems Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) is back. Brought back by none other than the Monitor, Lex Luthor’s diabolical intellect might just be the key in saving the multiverse from the impending Crisis.
Smallville’s Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane
An announcement that made Smallville fans around the world super happy was the news that Tom Welling and Erica Durance will be reprising their roles as Clarke Kent and Lois Lane in the upcoming crossover, which will explore the fate of both these characters about a decade after the show has ended. Sadly, Michael Rosenbaum who played Lex Luthor on Smallville, will not be making a return.
Alternate Universe Clark Kent/Superman
Brandon Routh will be donning the cape once again as he takes on the role of Superman in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover. Only this time, he will not be playing Superman from 2006’s Superman Returns, but instead an older, more jaded Man of Steel that is inspired by the Kingdom Come graphic novel by Mark Waid and Alex Ross.
Another surprise entry in the already massive lineup of Crisis, Cress Williams’ Black Lightning is a particularly peculiar new addition to the Arrowverse. This is especially since that his solo series was explicitly stated to not have been part of the franchise on multiple occasions. But one can forgive that, since the entire concept of Crisis revolves around bringing multiple worlds together, which makes perfect sense since there are plenty of other past Supermen hailing from shows with their own licensing rights appearing on this crossover. It’s then a matter of whether Black Lightning will be eschewed into the franchise on a permanent basis.
In addition to playing Harrison Wells in the upcoming Crisis, Tom Cavanagh will also be playing the scientist Pariah. It was Pariah’s attempt to view the birth of the universe which would up alerting Anti-Monitor to the existence of his Earth, which in a way makes him somewhat responsible for the Crisis that follows. We also would not be surprised if Tom Cavanagh makes a third appearance as the time-travelling Reverse-Flash during the crossover.
Batman fans everywhere rejoiced when it was announced that voice actor Kevin Conroy will be playing an older version of Bruce Wayne in the upcoming crossover. Conroy has been the voice of the Dark Knight for the past three decades, bringing the Caped Crusader to life in animated TV shows like Batman: The Animated Series and the Batman: Arkham games. Conroy’s version of Bruce Wayne will likely take inspiration from the elderly Bruce Wayne in Batman Beyond.
Burt Ward’s Character
We weren’t kidding when we wrote that Crisis will be Arrowverse’s biggest crossover. The team behind it is determined to leave no stones unturned as even former Robin Burt Ward will be lending a hand to help in the Crisis. It is not known yet who Ward will be playing in Crisis but it will probably be some version of Dick Greyson.
Ashley Scott, who played Huntress is 2002’s Birds of Prey will be reprising her role for Crisis. She will be joining fellow Birds of Prey alum Rachel Skarsten (who played Black Canary/Dinah Lance) though the latter will be starring as Batwoman’s Alice. According to reports, Scott’s Huntress will be an updated version of the character from WB’s original yet short-lived Birds of Prey.
There is still a few months till the premiere of Crisis on Infinite Earths on the Arrowverse this December, but from the looks of it, it seems The CW isn’t playing around.
For the longest time, diehard DC fans have been clamouring for something as epic a storyline as Crisis on Infinite Earths to appear on live-action. Many have looked to the DCEU to portray that, but despite its individual successes in the likes of Aquaman and Wonder Woman, the team-ups as seen in Justice League and Batman v Superman, and the paltry performances in Suicide Squad, have left much to be desired.
In all fairness, the Arrowverse has teased this huge crossover event from way back in Season 1 of The Flash, so this, in a sense, was inevitable. But if there’s anyone in the industry right now that can do something that could do the DC Universe right, like how the MCU did, it’s the Arrowverse.
The Crisis on Infinite Earths mega-crossover will feature in episodes across Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman, with the first three parts premiering in December 2019, and the latter two parts airing in early 2020.