The CW Announces “Crisis on Infinite Earths” Details

The CW hosted their “Upfronts” in New York today, announcing details on the upcoming new seasons of their superhero TV shows, including information on the upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.

While plot details were thin, The CW did announce that “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will be a massive 5-hour event spread over two quarters, spanning five different shows.

It’s likely that the story will begin with the mid-season finales of the various superhero shows, such as “Supergirl,” “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” and the recently picked up “Batwoman”, and then continue when the shows return from that break.

As long-time comic book readers would be aware, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” was written by Marv Wolfman with art by George Pérez. The 12-issue maxiseries reset the history of the DC Universe, collapsing the multiverse in to one single reality. The story was famous for killing off both The Flash/Barry Allen and Supergirl/Kara Zor-El.

The CW also announced that “Supergirl” will remain in the Sunday 8pm timeslow for the show’s 5th season, but will now be followed by “Batwoman” starting at 9pm.

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May 16, 2019 6:54 pm

Wait, did they seriously take all the red elements out of Batwomans costume, including the hair? One of the most hailed things from her first appearance was how comics accurate she looked. Now she’s just gonna look like gender flipped Christian Bale.

May 16, 2019 7:25 pm
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May 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Reply to  MattComics

Perhaps it’s the work in progress costume? Not sure. Did she have it in the last crossover?

May 17, 2019 8:14 am
Reply to  sundevil82

That’s exactly what it is. During the Flash finale, there was a trailer for the show and it looked the same as what we saw in the crosssover.

To be honest though, the “prototype” costume I like better. Something about the bright red parts bug me (which I find odd that I have such an issue considering I have no problem with the bright yellows of Batgirl’s costume).

May 19, 2019 9:50 am
Reply to  Randall

Okay the idea that it’s a prototype suit makes more sense.

May 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Reply to  MattComics

I think that the pilot episode takes place before the last crossover that we’ve had. From the looks of this trailer, the way the suit looks without the red color for the Bat symbol and her hair sticking out ,is what it was before it was modified for Batwoman.

May 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I’ll be honest, I’m not too familiar with batwoman, but I do know the CW takes a lot of liberties with their costumes.

May 17, 2019 1:23 am
Reply to  sundevil82

True. They do go through various costumes from time to time.

May 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

I’m not to familiar with Batwoman’s character either.

Didn’t the show Birds of Prey have the same premise for their show back in the early 2000’s?
Batman is missing, so who happens to watch over Gotham? His daughter and friends. It only lasted one season I think.
Fast forward to the present for the Batwoman show.
Batman is missing, so who happens to watch over Gotham? His cousin……..

Uh…… History repeats itself?

May 18, 2019 10:01 am

Here is hoping they will finally merge the different universes into one! I would love to have Superman in the same universe as the Flash and Green Arrow.

And I would love to see Batman and Wonder Woman appear too!

May 18, 2019 10:17 am

I understand where you are coming from with that but at the same time I can’t help but feel like the Multiverse is something that DC could use more to their advantage as they have a built in way of having every version of every character you have ever enjoyed be out there. So instead of trying to say for example pave over continuity with something like New 52 just say you’re pointing the camera at a different Earth now. Comics, movies, tv, all of them from all their various eras effectively count as canonical parts of the Multiverse happening… Read more »