Black Lightning’s Marvin Jones III Says He Thinks Tobias Whale Would Triumph Over Lex Luthor

Since Black Lightning got here to , followers have questioned whether or not it existed in the identical multiverse as the remainder of the community’s household of DC Comics variations. The “” consists of Arrow, The Flash, Batwoman, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Earth-1, whereas Supergirl takes place on Earth-38 and travels throughout the multiverse to participate in annual crossovers and different such alternate packages. Up up to now, Black Lightning has been stand-alone…however that adjustments in December, when Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is drafted into the battle towards the Anti-Monitor in “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” The world of will solely be represented by the sequence lead, with no episode of the sequence devoted to “Crisis,” however when Jefferson returns house, one assumes that he will share along with his sensible scientist spouse that he has seen different universes, full with different metahumans and cities which have heretofore solely been known as the stuff of comedian books in-story. But how will Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III) react to studying that there are different universes on the market — and, implicitly, extra to beat than he ever imagined earlier than?

As far as anyone is aware of, Tobias Whale won’t be concerned within the Crisis — however when requested Jones what his character may consider his fellow white-collar legal mastermind Lex Luthor, the query appeared to pique his curiosity. Jones advised that, to his thoughts, a potential assembly between the 2 characters might current a problem to Tobias that he has not skilled earlier than.

“We are [going to be] exposed to other universes; it’s going to become bigger than Freeland with the crossover this year,” Jones stated throughout an interview on the set of Black Lightning yesterday. “There has to be somebody out there to challenge [Tobias] on his side, and I’m interested to see how he triumphs over that. I think he will; there’s something about this guy. I’m not saying it because I play him, but there’s something about this guy — he doesn’t go away easy. They’re going to have to reveal an adversary that’s on his side.”

For the primary time, Black Lightning shall be a part of The CW’s interconnected universe of DC Comics reveals, colloquially known as “The Arrowverse,” and can happen within the Arrowverse’s annual crossover occasion. The crossover may also 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 eight on Supergirl, runs by 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 sequence this yr and so won’t have an episode on the air earlier than the Crisis.

Black Lightning airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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