When The CW aired the latest Arrowverse crossover, "Elseworlds" back in December, DC fans everywhere were left shocked when the last episode ended with the official announcement of the next Arrowverse crossover event: "Crisis on Infinite Earths." Taking inspiration from the 1985 comic book event series of the same name by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, the promise of this title was enough to tease the biggest and boldest crossover yet.
The comic series is not only a DC classic, it's quite famous for featuring the death of many fan-favorite characters. And, according to the president of The CW network Mark Pedowitz, the television adaptation may also feature an important character death.
Speaking at the Television Critic's Association this past Thursday, Pedowitz revealed that the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event would not only be the "biggest and most complicated" the network has done yet, but that it's also highly likely that it will feature a major character death.
The Crisis on Infinite Earths comic book is perhaps most famous for featuring the death of Barry Allen's The Flash, who sacrificed himself by running so fast to save all of reality that he disintegrated into the Speed Force.
A similar death was actually teased in "Elseworlds," when the Scarlet Speedster and the Girl of Steel ran around the world to slow down time and allow Superman to defeat John Deegan. A vision revealed that both The Flash and Supergirl's run would lead to their deaths. However, Oliver Queen struck a secret deal with the Monitor to save both Kara and Barry's lives.
The thing is, we don't yet know Green Arrow's side of the bargain. The main theory right now is that the Emerald Archer traded in his life for theirs, a price that he will have to pay when the real battle against the Anti-Monitor arrives in "Crisis on Infinite Earths."
However, the only problem is that this would mean that Arrow would perhaps find itself without a leading man mid-way through its just-announced eighth season. Could it therefore be someone else? The guessing game begins.
The Arrowverse's upcoming crossover, "Crisis on Infinite Earths," will air in late 2019. Airing Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Rick Gonzalez as Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Mr. Terrific, Juliana Harkavy as Black Canary, Colton Haynes as Arsenal, Kirk Acevedo as Diaz, and Katie Cassidy as Black Siren.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)