WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for the Arrowverse crossover "Elseworlds," which concluded Tuesday on The CW.
With this year's Arrowverse crossover, "Elseworlds," concluded, the DC television multiverse is safe from the reality-rewriting efforts of The Monitor and Doctor Destiny, but a greater threat still looms.
In the final moments of the crossover, as Barry Allen and Oliver Queen enjoy a quiet beer, they're interrupted by a call from Batwoman, who alerts them to further unrest within the walls of Arkham Asylum. The action then moves inside the institution's walls, with an imprisoned Psycho Pirate taunting Doctor Destiny about a coming crisis, promising that "worlds will live, worlds will die, and the universe will never be the same." The footage then cuts to a title card for next year's crossover event "Crisis on Infinite Earths."
The quote is the tagline for the 1985-1986 DC comics crossover of the same name written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Perez. The future event was first teased by The Monitor, with the omnipotent being preparing for a greater threat.
With the title card promising the event for fall 2019, it's only a matter of time before the DCTV Multiverse risks annihilation leading to its heroes teaming up for a desperate bid to save all of reality.
The Flash returns from its winter hiatus on Tuesday, Jan. 15, followed by Supergirl on Sunday, Jan. 20, and Arrow on Monday, Jan. 21.