Everything you need to know about The CW’s Crisis on Earth-X crossover event

By ·November 11, 2017 10:27 am

The plots details have been released for the upcoming Crisis on Earth-X DC four-episode crossover event on The CW. Once again, ours heroes from ArrowThe Flash and Supergirl will unite to battle a formidable enemy. Only this time, they’ll be battling evil versions of themselves.

Earth-X is a universe where the Germans won World War II and Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl are evil. Earth-X was first referenced in the Supergirl episode ‘World’s Finest’. The unfortunate outcomes in this universe remind me of the current DC Metal run. The disdain that the evil Batmen have for our world in that could be echoed here, with these evil versions of our characters.

Melissa Benoist also played Overgirl not long ago, in The CW’s Freedom Fighters: The Ray, which is yet to air (on CW Seed). Overgirl is an evil version of Kara Zor El and this show also takes place on Earth-X. Crisis on Earth-X will set up this animated show and Melissa will also play a live-action version of this character in the crossover event.

The glorious poster for the crossover event.

When will it air?

The first of the four episodes airs on Monday 27 November, in a Supergirl episode. This episode will be titled ‘Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1’ and it will air at 8pm EST. ‘Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2’ will be in Arrow straight after, at 9pm EST.

‘Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3’ will air on 28 November at 8pm EST in The Flash. The final part of the crossover, ‘Crisis on Earth-X, Part 4’ will be in Legends of Tomorrow, which will air straight after, at 9pm EST.

What’s it about?

Spoilers lay ahead, so only keep reading if you don’t mind knowing what will happen. Here’s the official synopsis:

Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (guest star Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world.

Leaked set photos

Leaked set photos from the shoot revealed that Tom Cavanagh will appear as Earth-X’s The Reverse Flash and that Earth-X’s version of the Arrow villain Prometheus will feature too. There have also been some leaked set photos that show what Melissa Benoist will look like as the live-action version of Overgirl.

The teaser

You can watch a teaser for the event here:

Image credits: The CW

H/T: IBT

Written by Christopher Hart

Lead Writer and Copywriter

Chris is a Copywriter for a major bank. He an MA in Publishing and a BA in Comparative Literature. He's also a self-published author (Altered Stone).

His areas of interest include LOST, The Leftovers, The Prisoner, Y: The Last Man, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, BioShock, Supergiant Games and Josh Malerman.

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