Earlier this month, Arrowverse followers obtained their first have a look at Audrey Marie Anderson’s Lyla Michaels as Harbinger within the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover occasion and it left followers with a significant query: is it the Earth-1 Lyla followers know that’s actually Harbinger or is it a Lyla from one other world? It seems, that query is one followers will get answered maybe ahead of anticipated. How quickly? Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz tells TV Line that the reply will are available in Arrow’s third episode of the season.
In the Crisis on Infinite Earths comics, Lyla/Harbinger was only a child when The Monitor saved her from a shipwreck throughout a violent storm. He went on to boost her as his assistant with Lyla serving to him monitor the heroes of the multiverse, serving to to rearrange the exams that might permit The Monitor to recruit heroes for the battle towards the Anti-Monitor. Unfortunately, throughout her recruitment efforts, Lyla ended up underneath the Anti-Monitor’s management and ended up killing the Monitor.
For government producer Marc Guggenheim, together with Harbinger within the upcoming crossover is a really satisfying transfer and never simply due to her significance to the unique Crisis story, however due to how Lyla was initially launched into the Arrowverse all the way in which again in Arrow‘s first season.
“Lyla Michaels as Harbinger is a key part of the authentic Crisis on Infinite Earths that we have been decided to honor in our crossover,” Guggenheim said previously. “What makes this notably satisfying for us is that we launched Lyla Michaels and her Harbinger codename all the way in which again in Arrow Season 1.”
As followers will recall, Lyla was first launched as John Diggle’s ex-wife within the episode “Unfinished Business”. The pair ultimately reconciled and had a child — originally baby Sara, though thanks to Barry Allen and the whole “Flashpoint” story, she was remodeled to John Diggle, Jr.
While many followers are of the thoughts that the Lyla that turns into Harbinger will likely be from one other Earth, there’s one thing attention-grabbing about the concept that Earth-1’s Lyla might find yourself taking on the position. With the occasions of final season’s “Elseworlds” in addition to Oliver Queen/Green Arrow’s (Stephen Amell) involvement with The Monitor, Earth-1 is already considerably concerned within the combat for the destiny of the multiverse. Having Earth-1’s Lyla be the Harbinger would not be fully on the market.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off on Sunday, December 8 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 exhibits go on hiatus for the vacations and return on January 14 to complete out the occasion with the midseason premiere of Arrow and a “particular episode” of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which launches as a midseason collection this yr and so won’t have an episode on the air earlier than the Crisis.
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