If you caught Arrow and The Flash this week, you noticed their ending sequence teased their upcoming “Crisis of Infinite Earths” crossover. We saw the Monitor make good on his deal with Oliver, and the “Crisis” headline from Barry, which was even teased a video that he left for Nora, shows the newspaper moving from 2024 to 2019. Now, we know the plan and just how big this crossover will be.
“Crisis of Infinite Earths” is a huge deal in the DC comic universe. In the series, The Flash and Supergirl died. Superman held her dead body, while Barry disintegrated attempting to restore the timeline. How much will that line up with their upcoming crossover remains to be seen. However, they scaled down the crossover over to only include Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. Obviously, that was by design.
This crossover over will be a five-part story that will start after the mid-season break in December and will conclude very early in the new year. According to TVLine, the upcoming crossover will include Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, and Legends of Tomorrow. The crossover hasn’t encompassed all the shows since 2017’s “Crisis on Earth-X”.
Airing the crossover after each show’s mid-season finale worked last year. This allowed each show to end the way they needed to and their crossover didn’t suffer much from the ongoing storylines. Particularly for Arrow and The Flash. Able to leave out certain characters without having to give an explanation like Nora or Oliver’s sister.
As far as the fall line-up looks, Arrow and The Flash will reunite on Tuesdays bringing their run full circle. As Arrow ends the series with a ten-episode run, returning with The Flash as a sentimental pairing, as The Flash debuted following Arrow some six season ago. The girls take on Sunday nights with Batwoman followed by Supergirl.
2019-2020 looks to be a huge year for the CW. Having spent eight seasons leading up to this event. It almost seems like a “Endgame” situation for the Arrowverse television series.