In a lot of ways, it felt like a given that John Wesley Shipp was returning to The Flash for the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event. Yet, at the same time we here at CarterMatt never want to take anything for granted. That’s why we are more than happy to share the good news today.
According to a report coming in now via TVInsider, you are going to have an opportunity to see Shipp back on board for the crossover, though the specifics of who he will be playing are up in the air. We’ve already seen him take on a multitude of roles including Henry Allen, an alternate-earth Jay Garrick, and even a variation of the original Flash he played so many years ago. That was a part of the Elseworlds crossover that we saw on The CW last year.
No matter who Shipp plays here, it’s fantastic that The Flash is able to get him. It’s a wonderful nod to the history of the Barry Allen character on film and a nice nod to a lot of viewers out there who grew up on the previous TV iteration. Nostalgia is heavy in Crisis on Infinite Earths, given that Brandon Routh is going to play a version of Superman (a nod to Superman Returns) while Kevin Conroy, famed for voicing Batman in a number of animated iterations, will be playing a version of Bruce Wayne. There have been rumors about Tom Welling and/or Michael Rosenbaum coming on board, but the two actors have come out and denied the chatter already.
The Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover will begin near the end of this year, and it should wrap up in early 2020. The plan is for this to span five parts, and for it to be one of the biggest television events in superhero history.
On a different note, be sure to check out the latest poster for the new season below! What’s rather interesting about it is the show taking somewhat of a back-to-basics approach. There is no Joe West present here, just as there is no Cecile or version of Wells here. There’s also no mention of another villain coming into the world of the show.
Is there anyone else you want to see on Crisis On Infinite Earths?
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