The most famous crossover of all time will be heading to your television next year, as Elseworlds just ended with the announcement that Crisis on Infinite Earths will be the next big crossover on the CW network.
The event has been dated for fall 2019 and is likely to air in November or December, as the previous crossovers have aired so far. However, it’s likely that Legends of Tomorrow will join the cast of Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash in the mega-crossover event.
The original teased date was in 2024 and next fall seems much sooner than that which is enough reason for fans to be excited. The pilot episode for The Flash teased Barry Allen’s death in “Crisis on Infinite Earths”.
It was in a newspaper that has appeared on multiple occasions, teasing Barry’s disappearance. This is a storyline that was picked up when his daughter came back to the present day from the future to meet him since he hadn’t been there for her whole life.
When asked about how and when does he intend to pay off the various teases, The Flash showrunner Todd Helbing revealed, “Yeah. But that’s all I can say.”
He elaborated a tiny bit, saying, “Greg [Berlanti] really has a sort of master plan of things, and I’m really excited about how it’s going to pay off.”
Star Grant Agustin also suggested that the plan is to spawn out the crossover in 2024, so that the events of the story line-up with the timeline, as the newspaper was dated of April 2024.
“It is really fulfilling” to see some of the Crisis stuff play out, Gustin told us. “I hope we can stick around long enough to see what’s going on with that newspaper article. We’d have to make it four more seasons, five more seasons. It’s cool, though. It feels like it’s earned. Me and Stephen had that conversation a lot during the crossover, actually. There’s a lot of even just comedic moments that we have that are funny because they’re earned — because of the history of the characters and the journey they’ve been on. It is one of the best parts of doing these as a series versus a film — people have been with us. I’ve met kids who have gone through all of high school watching this show. To have that kind of stamp on people’s lives is pretty special.”
That ten-year timeline mirrors what Gustin told us at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017, when he said, “We don’t really talk about on a yearly basis but it was mentioned early on and that’s a goal. Obviously, we’d have to go I think ten years to reach that. So there’s a possibility for sure. It’ll be fun to get there.”
In the comics, Barry Allen died while sabotaging the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon, accelerating in time to the point that he quickly aged and crumbled to dust while experiencing his past.