I understand that not everyone is a fan of The CW superhero shows, and I can understand that. While I enjoy the shows, they do have their faults. BUT, I think it is safe to say that despite that, most people are looking forward to their biggest event yet - CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, based on the comic story of the same name. While we are still a ways away from it, we have gotten a lot of surprises about what we can expect.
-BLACK LIGHTNING: While we have always suspected that this show was a part of the Arrowverse, it was never fact until it was announced that the show and some of the characters will appear during the 5 part event. Hopefully this means that along with Supergirl’s Earth, the Earth of Black Lightning will merge with the main Earth.
-BRANDON ROUTH: Back in 2006, he took on the Superman mantle for the film “Superman Returns”. While it made for a couple of nice inside jokes in the shows, no one expected him to take on the mantle again. BUT, he isn’t playing the same version. This time, he is playing the older Superman from the “Kingdom Come” story. Fans have been wanting any kind of K.C. adaptation for a while. And now, it seems we will finally get something.
-BURT WARD: The actor that played Robin from the 1960s Batman show is returning for this event. But it is unclear if he will be reprising the same role or a different one all together. Still, it is an awesome tribute/call-out to the show.
-KEVIN CONROY: The voice that has defined the Batman for a lot of people, the famous voice actor is appearing in live action as Bruce Wayne. This brings up a lot of questions about whether if any of the animated shows/movies he acted in is a part of the multiverse, but the fact this is happening at all has got everyone cheering.
-TOM WELLING: Fans have been begging for some sort of crossover with the show “Smallville” for years, despite the fact the show has been off the air for a long time. Well, the producers must have heard them loud and clear because Tom Welling, the actor who played Clark in the long running show, is coming back. And this time, he will be in the actual Superman suit. Erica Durance is also coming back to play her character, Lois Lane.
-ASHLEY SCOTT: You remember the early 2000s show, “Birds of Prey”? It got cancelled after one season. Anyway, the actress Ashley Scott, who played Huntress on the show, is coming back as her old character.
Now, there are a bunch of other stuff that has come up. Lynda Carter MAY come back as Wonder Woman, they casted the second Atom, etc. It seems like everyone from DC’s long past is coming back for this special event. I understand why people may not like The CW shows. But even though I admit their flaws and groan sometimes, I like them more often than not. I really do genuinely enjoy these shows. But with this event becoming a tribute to DC’s long TV past, everyone is now paying attention.