The CW recently announced that Batman: The Animated Series icon Kevin Conroy will appear on “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” It is an upcoming Arrowverse crossover event that will bridge December 2019 and January 2020. The addition of Conroy comes on the heels of announcements at Comic-Con that Burt Ward (Batman) would appear, and Brandon Routh would reprise his role from Superman Returns. Earlier, news broke that Cress Williams will appear as Black Lightning in “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” There is a good chance that all stars appear in cameo roles, but, what if Conroy becomes Batman?
The plot of Batman so far
IWhile Batman has been alluded to several times over the years, and eventually named outright during “Elseworlds” and in the Batwoman pilot, fans of the Arrowverse have never seen Bruce Wayne or Batman in the flesh. Given his age relative to Ruby Rose’s (who plays his cousin Batwoman), it seems unlikely that Conroy will play “our” Batman. In the comics, Crisis on Infinite Earths centred on a battle between the combined superheroes of the DC multiverse and a cosmic threat known as the Anti-Monitor. Like The Monitor, the Anti-Monitor will be played by LaMonica Garrett in the Arrowverse. As the Anti-Monitor destroys realities, he replaces their positive matter energy with antimatter, growing his power and sphere of influence. He was eventually stopped by the sacrifices of several heroes, including The Flash and Supergirl, as well as the merging of multiple universes to save reality by becoming a single, unified timeline. Fans have long wondered whether the events of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” might bring Supergirland possibly even Black Lightning to Earth-1, where the rest of the series takes place.
The biggest crossover event
While most of the information hasn’t been confirmed officially, we sure are excited to be hearing the rumours!
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will be the biggest crossover event that The CW’s DC Universe TV series have attempted yet, with five series (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman) participating over two quarters. The story will feature the death of Oliver Queen, who struck a mysterious deal with The Monitor during last season’s “Elseworlds” crossover in order to save the lives of Barry Allen and Kara Zor-El.
Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below.