The Crisis is here...It's the end of the worlds. This season's annual Arrowverse superhero Crossover Event has been bigger than ever and involves characters from SIX shows (and beyond), spanning five episodes between two months. We've been left hanging in suspense since part three's bleak conclusion December 10th, and the multiverse will be forever changed after the sure-to-be epic conclusion Tuesday, January 14th starting at 7pm.
WARNING: Spoilers Follow (if you're not caught up -- you can stream the first three parts ahead of the final two on CWTV.com)
The mysterious cosmic being, The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garret), sends Harbinger (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) to gather the worlds' greatest heroes - Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Batwoman (Ruby Rose), White Canary (Caity Lotz), The Atom (Brandon Routh) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) - in preparation for the impending Crisis. With their worlds in imminent danger, the superheroes suit up for battle and look to assemble the seven Paragons who are fated to stop the evil plan of a force unlike anything any of them has ever encountered and save the multiverse as they know it.
Along the way, we've seen familiar faces from The CW's Arrowverse and beyond. Super Friends from other DC properties current and past alike -- including Smallville, Birds of Prey, Lucifer, Titans, Batman '66, and more -- have played roles and made cameos. Producers have assured fans that even more surprises and character appearances are in store before all is said and done Tuesday night.
At the end of part three, the team had successfully identified the seven Paragons -- beings of the purest will -- who could potentially save the multiverse. As the Anti-Monitor gained the upper hand, the seven were saved from his wrath and sent to the Vanishing Point that lies beyond standard space and time to regroup. With everyone and everything they know and love lost to the anti-matter wave, the remaining heroes -- Supergirl (Hope), The Flash (Love), Batwoman (Courage), Sara Lance (Destiny), J'onn J'onzz (Honor), Ryan Coi (Humanity), and Earth-96's Superman (Truth) -- are left reeling and trying to make sense of what just happened. Reality gets immediately bleaker as Superman is suddenly swapped out of existence by a Book of Denity-weilding Lex Luthor.
The two-part finale will see the heroes (and Lex) team up to make a final stand for all of existence against the Anti-Monitor. Part four will also explore the origin story of cosmic beings the Monitor and Anti-Monitor.
The 1985 comics series killed hundreds of characters, merged worlds, and reset continuity across all of the DC Universe. This epic, 5-part crossover is not to be taken lightly, and will have ramifications that spread across the six current shows and beyond. This the largest undertaking the creatives and actors involved have ever set out to do, and it really is unprecedented in television. In fact, with so many characters set to share the screen and the amount of story to tell, the crossover will be expanded in a two-issue comics series, Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant, written by Marv Wolfman, the writer of the 1985 original series, and ARROW Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott, John Kalisz, Andy Owens, Hi-Fi, Tom Grummett, Danny Miki, and Chris Sotomayor. The comics will feature both new story content featuring characters that aren't in the crossover for logistical, financial, and creative reasons, as well as reprint elements from the original series. Part one was released on December 15th and is available now, and part two will debut exclusively in Walmart stores on January 19, 2020.
Suit Up, gather your fellow superhero fans, and enjoy what's sure to be an emotionally charged, wild ride! Worlds will live, world will die...and nothing will ever be the same. The "Crisis on Infinite Earths" event features huge action sequences, multiple multiverse locales, a couple of blasts from the past, cameos galore, and the introduction of new allies and villains. Don't miss out on a moment of the fun!
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS concludes with a two-part finale Tuesday, January 14th starting at 7pm on CW18!
Tuesday, January 14th -- Part 4 (ARROW) 7pm | Part 5 (special episode of DC's LEGENDS OF TOMORROW) 8pm