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Arrow Producer Marc Guggenheim Promises Crisis on Infinite Earths Will Explain Felicity’s Absence

In response to a fan query about “,” Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim — who’s overseeing the crossover occasion — promised that they’ve a “great explanation” for the absence of Felicity Smoak within the occasion. The character will likely be absent from Arrow this season, after actress Emily Bett Rickards stepped away from the collection on the finish of final season. But with the destiny of the multiverse on the road, it appears a bit unusual that anyone who has dedicated the final almost-decade of her life to saving Star City wouldn’t present up. So, what is the deal?

Guggenheim says followers must wait to see. That mentioned, he thinks the viewers will likely be proud of it, and that it is an unpredictable transfer.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” has loomed over the for years. The collection premiere of The Flash featured an allusion to the hero disappearing amid pink skies within the 12 months 2024. During the unique comics occasion, pink skies have been an indication of doom to return to a world through the Crisis. At the tip of final season, a few issues occurred: The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), who had appeared in “Elseworlds,” reappeared and revealed that Oliver Queen was destined to die within the Crisis…and the longer term newspaper at STAR Labs rolled again the anticipated date of the Crisis from 2024 to 2019.

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In the comics, Crisis on Infinite Earths centered on a battle between the mixed superheroes (and even some villains) of the DC multiverse and an immortal, cosmic menace often known as the Anti-Monitor. Like The Monitor, the Anti-Monitor will likely be performed by LaMonica Garrett within the Arrowverse. As the Anti-Monitor destroys realities, he replaces their constructive matter power with antimatter, rising his personal energy and sphere of affect. He was ultimately stopped by the sacrifices of a number of heroes, together with The Flash and Supergirl, in addition to the merging of a number of universes to avoid wasting actuality by turning into a single, unified timeline. Fans have lengthy puzzled whether or not the occasions of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” would possibly carry Supergirl and even Black Lightning to Earth-1, the place the remainder of the collection happen. The crossover will even function visitor appearances by Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, John Wesley Shipp because the Flash of Earth-90, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, and Ashley Scott as The Huntress.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off on Sunday, December 8 on Supergirl, runs by means of a Monday episode of Batwoman and that Tuesday’s episode of The Flash. That would be the midseason cliffhanger, because the reveals go on hiatus for the vacations and return on January 14 to complete out the occasion with the midseason premiere of Arrow and a “special episode” of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which launches as a midseason collection this 12 months and so is not going to have an episode on the air earlier than the Crisis.

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