Here’s Why The Arrowverse Didn’t Use The Classic Suit For The Anti-Monitor

Crisis On Infinite Earths is almost upon us and the Arrowverse heroes are preparing to face the multiverse ending event head on. But the main villain who is bringing the fight to the heroes is the Anti-Monitor. He will make his debut in the crossover, but his suit and how he will look in the 5 show event has already been released. Many fans were upset that they didn’t use the original design for the Anti-Monitor. But now it has finally been revealed why the shows went with the alternate route.

Not Everything Can Be Adapted From Comic Book To Screen

The classic suit won't look good on-screen. Pic courtesy: DC comics

The classic suit won’t look good on-screen. Pic courtesy: DC comics

The poster released for the Anti-Monitor shows him not in his Pre-Crisis suit but in a suit which is more reminiscent of the New52 version. LaMonica Garrett, who portrays the Monitor and will also be portraying the Anti-Monitor, spoke to CBR regarding the comic accuracy of the Anti-Monitor. He said:

“It’s hard to adapt everything from page to screen, especially something [with] the stakes that… Crisis on Infinite Earths [had] in the comic book, but they brought a lot of that to the page. With that came a lot of who the Anti-Monitor was and what he wanted. I think it’s very similar, aside from the fact that- and he could still very well have it- but the exact appearance as the Anti-Monitor from the comic book. They did more of a New 52 Anti-Monitor, from the Darkseid Wars. So, aside from that, I think it’s pretty spot on.”

The Suits Set Up The Contrast Between Monitor And Anti-Monitor

Anti-Monitor's suit is meant to mirror The Monitor's. Pic courtesy: ew.com

Anti-Monitor’s suit is meant to mirror The Monitor’s. Pic courtesy: ew.com

Apart from the suit, Garrett also spoke about the relationship between Monitor and Anti-Monitor. He says that the contrast between the two of them was the reason behind using the New52 design rather than the classic one. He said:

“You know, people want the big helmet and the big android-looking machine that was in the original comic book. But I think the fact that they really played up that these two do mirror each other, these two are like brothers. They’re exactly the same, except the positive matter universe and the anti-matter, you know what I mean? So I think just having both of them, you know, even clothes they’re wearing — like they have similar garments, just different colors: darker and lighter and more colorful. But it’s like these two do mirror each other and playing both of them, it was a trip.”

We do hope that whatever deal the Monitor has struck with Oliver Queen and co. pays off to save the multiverse. 

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” begins Sunday, Dec. 8 and 8 p.m. ET/PT on Supergirl, then continues in Batwoman on Monday, Dec. p at 8 p.m. ET/PT and in The Flash on Tuesday, Dec, 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. After the winter hiatus, the crossover will conclude on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Arrow at 8 p.m. ET/PT and in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Before watching CW’s version of Crisis Of Infinite Earths, check out the original comic crisis:

(Source: cbr.com and batman-news.com)

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