The yearly Arrowverse crossover is getting bigger and bigger every time. Just a few seasons ago, it was as simple as Green Arrow and the Flash appearing in an episode of each other’s shows, but nowadays it forms a massive union between four series – Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl – and takes up an entire week of programming. But can it possibly get any bigger next year? Kevin Smith certainly thinks so.
Of course, the cult favourite director is no stranger to the Arrowverse, having helmed a handful of episodes of The Flash and Supergirl. He’s even more familiar with the DC universe, as he considers himself a lifelong fan and has written a shedload of comic books, too. So, what would he do if given the keys to the big Arrowverse crossover?
Unsurprisingly, one of Smith’s ideas is what every DC fan is praying to happen in the Arrowverse at some point: an adaptation of the iconic storyline “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”
“If they gave me any kind of carte blanche I would try to do “Rock of Ages”, but you couldn’t really do it without the real Justice League. It would be so compromised. I would go for, I mean, you can’t do the real “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, but they do have a multiverse in that show like Supergirl exists in a different universe than Flash and Arrow, so you could. The worlds are colliding, like the multiverse story, the classic “Crisis on Infinite Earths” multiverse story. That would cover a week of programming and stuff. I would go for that.”
For those who don’t know, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” was published in 12 parts from 1985 to 1986 and featured the whole DC multiverse being threatened by the all-powerful Anti-Monitor. Many easter eggs to the story have already been dropped as well, in particular a newspaper from the future talking about a “Crisis” on The Flash.
Smith’s other choice is a bit more of a left field one but would be interesting to see all the same. Written by Grant Morrison, JLA: “Rock of Ages” (1998) is set in a future controlled by Darkseid, with the population of Earth left subjugated by his Anti-Life Equation. Fans would love to see the big blue bad guy turn up in the Arrowverse, but we’ve heard nothing to suggest that it’ll ever happen, so we wouldn’t hold our breath.
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