Slowly but surely, the CW’s DC universe has grown to be the big monster it is today. As of right now, it consists of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. For the time being, next year’s Black Lightning will remain in its own little world, but should that hit off in the right way, we may very well see it starting to cross paths with the rest of the gang.
Every year, one of the big events fans look forward to are the crossovers that occur between series. Last year saw our heroes face off against an alien threat. With this next crossover, the threat appears to be from another unknown Earth. The title of the crossover is “Crisis on Earth-X” and it’s described as follows:
“With all of the heroes in town to celebrate Barry and Iris’ wedding, villains from Earth-X crash the festivities with a deadly agenda.”
Sounds fun enough, and with all the heroes gathered in one place from the get-go this time around, it’ll likely get off to a quicker start.
In celebration of this crossover, The CW commissioned comic artist Phil Jimenez to draw a comic book cover that gives us a flavor of what to expect.
Check it out below!
Regarding the hiring of Jimenez for this piece, executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg said:
“We conceived this year’s crossover to be evocative of the annual Justice League/Justice Society crossovers we grew up with and looked forward to as kids. Phil was the perfect choice to bring the comic book cover iteration of this idea to life. You can count on one hand the number of artists who could compellingly represent so many characters in a single image. Phil is one of them. And his design invokes the cover of Justice League #207, which was the 20th annual JLA/JSA crossover. Our 10-year-old selves are in heaven.”
Last year saw the crossovers take place over all four shows and four nights (though it only just started at the tail-end of Supergirl). This year, while the crossover will span a full four shows, it will be experience over a Monday and Tuesday night. The filmmakers felt this change would allow for tighter storyline, so we’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case.
Admittedly as a viewer, watching the shows over the course of four nights is a bit of a marathon, so perhaps they have a point.
What do you think of the logline and art for the new crossover? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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