Crisis on Infinite Earths trailer: The Arrowverse defends the multiverse

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The Arrowverse began marching toward”Crisis on Infinite Earths” nearly a year ago when”Elseworlds” ended. It’s been a very long journey, however, the finish line is under a week away\. Together with the destination in sight, The CW has introduced the official full-length trailer for its highly-anticipated and challenging five-hour crossover event, which begins with Supergirl next Sunday.

Unfolding across Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow‘s final season, this season’s crossover pits the Arrowverse’s avengers from the Anti-Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), who is hoping to destroy the multiverse with a giant anti-matter wave. As Lyla/Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) shows in the trailer, their war starts on Earth-38.

“One thing is certain: Everything we know, everything there is, and what there ever was doomed,” admits Pariah (Tom Cavanagh) as a computer picture depicts Earth-38 being pumped out from the anti-matter wave in the trailer.

But there’s hope! From the promo, Mar-Novu, the Anti-Monitor’s slightly more benevolent counterpart played with Garrett, states that”throughout time and space, exist seven heroes that will save the multiverse.” This pronouncement cues up a few pictures of Tom Welling’s return as Smallville‘s Clark Kent, Batman: The Animated Series celebrity Kevin Conroy as an exoskeleton-wearing Bruce Wayne in the future, and Black Dragon (Cress Williams). But that’s only a taste of those familiar faces out of TV and DC movies that will show up in the crossover.

“One of the things that we mentioned very, very early on in the pitches into the studio and the network is that this can’t be’Crisis on CW Earths,”’ crossover executive producer Marc Guggenheim recently told EW concerning the crossover’s numerous guest-stars. “This has to be’Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ and now we have to touch as many strands of the DC tapestry as possible.”

The story is a version of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez’s landmark crossover comic of the identical name, which remade the whole DC Universe as it was released in 1985 and 1986  In success, The CW’s take on the material is going to have a similar effect on the Arrowverse.

“My main goal has always been,’How can we honor the first Crisis on Infinite Earths?’ I believe we’ve crafted something really, really special,” Guggenheim said.

Watch the trailer above.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off with Supergirl on Sunday, Dec. 8, followed by Batwoman on Monday, Dec. 9, and The Flash on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Following the winter hiatus, the crossover will resume Tuesday, Jan. 14, with Arrow in 8 pm, and conclude with Legends of Tomorrow in 9 p.m.

For expert analysis, interviews, and scene breakdowns, see EW’s official”Crisis” after-show, Crisis: Aftermath, hosted by Kevin Smith and airing 9 p.m., immediately after Supergirl (Dec. 8and The Flash (Dec. 10on The CW.

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