The Arrowverse is going there, my fellow nerds.
At the very end of this year’s three-night “Elseworlds” crossover event on Tuesday night (read our recap), Batwoman (played by Ruby Rose) gave Oliver Queen (Arrow‘s Stephen Amell) a call from Gotham City, to express her concern about newly admitted Arkham Asylum inmate Dr. John Deegan. Because, she noted, the man who for a hot second this week imagined himself a god “has made a friend” in Roger Hayden, who in DC Comics lore is also known as Psycho-Pirate.
“Everything is as it should be, the stage is set…,” Hayden, now donning Psycho-Pirate’s golden mask, gloated to his new neighbor. “Worlds will live. Worlds will die. The universe will never be the same.”
The screen then cut to a title card that said “COMING FALL 2019… CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS,” as in the name of the super-famous DC Comics storyline in which the Anti-Monitor — The Monitor’s evil counterpart, who counts Psycho-Pirate among his main accomplices — is unleashed on the multiverse and begins to destroy the various Earths that it comprises.
The advanced reveal of next year’s crossover theme isn’t a complete surprise, since Arrowverse producers during recent press rounds had hinted that they already knew the plan for next fall.
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