This years massive Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It seems like everyday a new character or a past version of a character is added to the mix. This is great for DC fans as we know that sadly we are not going to get to see a lot of these characters anytime soon on the big screen. Today there was an announcement of yet another addition to the cast.
According to IGN, The CW has cast Stephen Lobo as Detective Jim Corrigan, who will debut during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. In DC comics this character is known to be the human host for the powerful and cosmic entity known as the Spectre. What is interesting is that the network has not confirmed if in fact we will have to opportunity to see the Spectre himself, or if it’s just going to be Corrigan. But if you look back at his role in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths event comics, it would seem like a safe bet.
“Fans of the Crisis on Infinite Earths comic know the Spectre plays a pivotal role. We’re thrilled Stephen is our Jim Corrigan”, said executive producer on the Arrowverse event Marc Guggenheim about the role. Corrigan was created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily, he is bonded to the entity known as the Spectre who is a supernatural avenger. The reason it needs Corrigan is to give it a conscience and a better perspective on mortal affairs. One of his well known battles in comics in with the Anti-Monitor during Crisis.
This is not the first time that we have seen Corrigan on television. A version of the character made his debut on NBC’s Constantine series, where he was played by Emmett Scanlan. Although producers have claimed that the series was not part of the Arrowverse, Constantine, played by Matt Ryan, has been featured on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. But then again in this case we are having many versions of characters showing up during the event. The Spectre is a very interesting character and I look forward to hopefully seeing him in the crossover with his host.
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