Crisis on Infinite Earths are the four words that should make any fan of The Flash giddy. This was set up all the way back in the first season — and if the series can make it all the way to 2024, we could actually find a way to see it happen. This is the epic crossover event that could be the entire culmination of the Arrowverse and feature all of the show’s different characters in a truly epic sense — one that involves the disappearance of Barry Allen. In the current timeline, it’s something that he doesn’t come back from.
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Is it something that series star Grant Gustin thinks about? It certainly seems so, and he personally does want to make it to the point where that story can be told. Speaking via ComicBook.com, here is some of what he had to say about the subject:
“I hope we can stick around long enough to see what’s going on with that newspaper article. We’d have to make it four more seasons, five more seasons. It’s cool, though. It feels like it’s earned. Me and Stephen had that conversation a lot during the crossover, actually. There’s a lot of even just comedic moments that we have that are funny because they’re earned — because of the history of the characters and the journey they’ve been on. It is one of the best parts of doing these as a series versus a film — people have been with us. I’ve met kids who have gone through all of high school watching this show. To have that kind of stamp on people’s lives is pretty special.”
The idea (and the dream) that we have in our head for this at the moment is rather simple: Make Crisis on Infinite Earths into a month-long story that spans the end of April into the end of May sweeps, and get almost every single Arrowverse show involved in some capacity. If there is going to be a proper way to tie up many of these stories, this is it — provided that these shows can last that long. There would need to be a great deal of longevity for all of them. That’s especially true for a show like Arrow, which is currently in season 7. We know that it’s possible that these shows could go off the air for a while and return later, but how cool would it be if they were all still on the air then? Think about it — Batwoman, the Green Arrow, The Flash, White Canary, Supergirl, and maybe even Black Lightning if he eventually finds his way in there.
Basically, this is an awesome dream, but for now that is all it is.
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