With The CW's Arrowverse crossover almost upon us, it's safe to say that anticipation is high for the epic TV event. In what is set to be the network's fourth annual superhero crossover, "Crisis On Earth-X" will see supervillains from a dystopian dimension arrive and cause havoc on Earth-1. However, that will be easier said than done — because the heroes of #Arrow, #TheFlash, #Supergirl and #LegendsOfTomorrow will unite to neutralize the threat across four #TV episodes.
In anticipation for the special, The CW has released a gigantic collection of photos from the crossover. With the first look at a certain superhero, and an introduction to the major threat, let's take a look at some of the best photos from "Crisis On Earth-X."
Unlike last year's "Invasion!" crossover, it appears that this season's outing will see the #superheroes of the four Arrowverse shows unite for a celebration. After three years of falling in love with each other, The Flash's Barry Allen and Iris West are finally getting married. And it's only fitting that a comic book event as historic as this would take place in front of a star-studded audience.
Throughout the photos, we can see Cisco and Arrow's Oliver Queen serving as Barry's groomsmen, while Caitlin serves as Iris's Maid Of Honor, alongside fellow Bridesmaids Felicity. Moreover, Earth-2's Harry Wells is among the guests, sitting in the front row, beside Supergirl's Girl of Steel Kara Danvers, and her sister Alex.
But it appears that things go very wrong as an army of soldiers invade the ceremony. Could this interruption mark the arrival of the Earth-X Big Bads?
However, while the heroes may not be wearing their iconic outfits, that doesn't stop them from taking the fight to the invaders, with Legends' Sara and Supergirl's Alex standing tall in a number of photos.
Meet Earth-X's Flash, Dark Arrow And Overgirl
Like every Earth in the multiverse, Earth-X is a parallel dimension with deadly doppelgangers. And it turns out that the biggest threats from the foreign land are the Earth-X versions of Green Arrow, Flash and Supergirl. Meet Dark Arrow, Dark Flash and Overgirl.
What's interesting is that while the Earth-X iterations of Dark Arrow and Overgirl are indeed doppelgangers of Green Arrow and Supergirl (and thus, portrayed by Stephen Amell and Melissa Benoist), the Dark Flash is not. This evil speedster is portrayed by Tom Cavanagh, who is a staple of The Flash, having played multiple versions of Harrison Wells during the show's run, most importantly the evil Reverse-Flash in Season 1.
While it's unknown why Cavanagh is playing Earth-X's Flash, it could be down to the fact that he played an evil speedster so well in Season 1. However, it could also be due to the fact that Grant Gustin already played an evil iteration of Barry Allen last season on the show — so perhaps the showrunners were keen to steer clear from repeating that storyline so soon.
With the main villains of Earth-X representative of the Arrowverse's three main superheroes, it's going to take an army to stop them. But thankfully, those three main heroes brought the Legends. But that's not all they brought.
Introducing The Ray And Citizen Cold
As the villains from Earth-X already appear on The CW Seed's upcoming animated spinoff series Freedom Fighters: The Ray, it's only fitting that The Ray himself shows up on Earth-1 to help defeat them. Russell Tovey, who will voice the character in the series, is debuting in the crossover as the live-action iteration of the character. But he doesn't come alone. By his side is none other than Citizen Cold — portrayed by Earth-1's Captain Cold, Wentworth Miller.
Their arrival leads to what is undoubtedly the biggest superhero team up ever on TV as Team Arrow, Team Flash, Team Supergirl and the Legends Of Tomorrow untie to take down the villains of Earth-X.
With "Crisis On Earth-X" on the horizon, it's clear that The CW is pulling out all the stops to make sure this is the biggest and best Arrowverse crossover yet. Serving as a preview of upcoming animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray, the four-episode epic will see visitors from the Nazi dominated Earth make their presence felt on Earth-1.
But despite the looming threat, Earth-1 is in safe hands, thanks to the combined forces of the Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the Legends Of Tomorrow.
"Crisis On Earth-X" kicks off on Monday November, 27 with Supergirl and Arrow before concluding on Tuesday November 28 on The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow.
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[Source: The CW, TVLine]