Jay & Silent Bob Reboot filmmaker Kevin Smith will take day trip of his “Reboot Roadshow” tour to look on The CW, breaking down the occasions of the community’s hugely-anticipated “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover storyline following the episodes of The Flash and Supergirl which can air in December. Smith will host an aftershow on December Eight and December 10, the primary and third elements of “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” with the latter being the final new “Crisis” content material till January, when the sequence will return for its remaining two installments. He made the announcement tonight through his private Twitter account, full with artwork for the occasion.
After nearly a yr (and one may argue way more than that) of ready, The CW‘s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover occasion will kick off on December 8 — one month from immediately. First teased with a stinger on the finish of the pilot for The Flash, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will probably be a unfastened adaptation of the comedian e book storyline of the identical identify from author Marv Wolfman and artist/co-plotter George Perez. One of the earliest and most profitable comedian e book occasion tales, “Crisis” was outlined partially by the deaths of Barry Allen and Kara Zor-El.
Smith, who has directed a number of of the most well-liked episodes of Supergirl and The Flash, has by no means had a hand in one among The CW’s multi-show crossover occasions prior to now. You can see his tweet under.
After #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths, watch the aftershow I’m internet hosting, CRISIS AFTERMATH! We’re gonna dive deep into one of many best crossover occasions in tv historical past! @TheCW calls and I reply 12/Eight and 12/10! https://t.co/IVDxkjymca
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 8, 2019
Smith (alongside along with his daughter Harley Quinn Smith) beforehand appeared on an identical CW promotional particular in assist of the theatrical launch of Suicide Squad.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” has loomed over the Arrowverse for years. The sequence premiere of The Flash featured an allusion to the hero disappearing amid crimson skies within the yr 2024. During the unique comics occasion, crimson skies have been an indication of doom to come back to a world through the Crisis. At the top 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.
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 probably be performed by LaMonica Garrett within the Arrowverse. As the Anti-Monitor destroys realities, he replaces their optimistic 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 changing into a single, unified timeline. Fans have lengthy questioned whether or not the occasions of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” may carry Supergirl and even Black Lightning to Earth-1, the place the remainder of the sequence happen. The crossover may 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 Eight on Supergirl, runs by way of 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 “special episode” of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which launches as a midseason sequence this yr and so is not going to have an episode on the air earlier than the Crisis.