ByEsteban Cepero, writer at Creators.co
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Esteban Cepero

"Crisis on Infinite Earths" is a big DC story-line that was released a while back in 1986, featuring many well-known superheroes, villains, and new superheroes, and villains that were never seen of even thought of before! With the CW shows "Arrow" and "The Flash" out, people have been wondering if these superheroes could possibly connect with the upcoming DC movies and if they can see them up on the big screen. Sadly it's already been confirmed, that's a big no! These characters are getting re-casted because, the DC cinematic universe and the DC T.V shows revolve around completely different universes or different Earths! "Crisis on Infinite Earths" connects many different worlds from completely different universes; so is there a possibility of these two universes ever connecting?

What Was The Crisis on Infinite Earths?

The 12 issues story-line that was released in 1985, tells the story of the Monitor who was murdered by his assistant Harbinger or a duplicate of Harbinger that was possessed by on the Anti-Monitor's shadow demons, and when the Monitor dies, his death causes parallel Earths to be stuck into a limbo universe. The Anti-Monitor begins destroying each world; one by one. A group of heroes from the parallel Earths join together to fight off the evil Monitor. The series contained the death of the scarlet speedster, The Flash and the cousin of Superman, Supergirl. Those were events that fans just didn't see coming.

Flash Missing in a CRISIS?!

When the CW show "The Flash" showed a first look at the futuristic newspaper from April 25, 2024 with the title "FLASH MISSING VANISHES IN CRISIS" fans have been wondering, what was the crisis? Is it related with the Reverse Flash? Throughout the season, Eobard Thawne is constantly looking at the newspaper, and making sure nothing happens to change the future of this event. It may have to do with the Reverse Flash's original plan; to kill Barry Allen when he was just a kid so that The Flash never comes to happen. What about the RED SKIES? Could this be a reference to the earth falling into a limbo universe? In "The Flash" season finale, CW left a cliffhanger with Barry Allen running into a wormhole that opened because time was changed when Eddie decided to sacrifice himself so that Eobard Thawne never exists. Season one was just an alternative timeline, so does The Flash get sucked into the wormhole and show us the correct timeline fans were meant to see or possibly the future?

Jay...is that you?

A multiverse was definitely hinted at, after Jay Garrick's helmet fell out of the wormhole that The Flash created so he can travel back in time. Jay Garrick was the original Flash in 1940, now he is known as the Golden Age Flash. The Flash that fans know now is of course Barry Allen, but since Jay's helmet popped out in the season finale as an easter egg, it proves the fact that there are multiple universes and parallel Earths out there. It also proves the fact that Barry Allen isn't the only Flash in existence.

Will "The Flash" and "Arrow" connect with the DC Cinematic Universe?

It's been a big question if The Flash and The Arrow could make it to the big screen in the DC cinematic universe. It has already been revealed that the two shows and future DC shows will be completely unrelated to the DC movies that have been released and are soon to be released. That is why the superheroes are getting re-casted for the big screen. Filmmaker David S. Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel and co-wrote Batman vs. Superman, stated his opinion about the T.V shows connecting with the upcoming DC films:

I mean, it’s too early. I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive. There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it’s really, really early. I’m not sure. Marvel has had enormous success, but I’m not sure that everybody should try to emulate them either. It’s just been vague conversations so far.

DC believes that if they were to pull off a crossover between the films and the T.V shows, they would be copying what Marvel has been doing with "Daredevil" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". That doesn't mean it isn't possible; with the Crisis on Infinite Earth's story-line they can connect the two universes and possibly introduce new characters along with the crossover. With "Supergirl" being released, a possible crossover may happen with "The Flash" and "Arrow". There's just one problem, Supergirl is airing on a completely different network. This was the same problem with "Constantine" connecting with the shows. What if DC were to do a Crisis and just connect all of these shows and future shows as if they were in different universes instead of connecting them with the films. It's already known that the universe in the DC based shows will have their very own Superman and are casting the role right now. A crossover between the shows and films most likely won't happen anytime soon, but that doesn't mean it isn't a possibility.

Is A Crisis On Infinite Earths Story Really Possible?

To see the DC T.V shows connect with the films on the big screen would just be amazing! The possibilities are there with this one major story-line! So will it really happen? Fans will just have to wait and see! Do you really think that DC can pull off a big event like this in there films? Let me know what you think DC should do in the comments down below!

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