In their now annual tradition of a crossover the heroes of The CW’s growing stable of DC Comics related shows have fought one another, ancient villains and even aliens from space. For their fourth crossover event the entire stable of heroes will take on their biggest threat, parallel dimension Nazi versions of themselves.
Announced by Warner Bros. Television & The CW with a special Phil Jimenez created comic book cover promo, “Crisis on Earth-X” will feature the characters from Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow coming together for the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West which ends up being crashed by the aforementioned Nazi versions of the characters from Earth X.
“We conceived this year’s crossover to be evocative of the annual Justice League/Justice Society crossovers we grew up with and looked forward to as kids,” said executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg in a statement. “Phil was the perfect choice to bring the comic book cover iteration of this idea to life. You can count on one hand the number of artists who could compellingly represent so many characters in a single image. Phil is one of them. And his design invokes the cover of Justice League #207, which was the 20th annual JLA/JSA crossover. Our 10-year-old selves are in heaven.”
In the comics Earth-X is a world where Germany won World War II and it was originally home to characters such as Plastic Man and the members of Uncle Sam’s Freedom Fighters. This live-action version of the dimension is the same and will actually be making it’s debut in the announced animated CW Seed digital series Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
Just like the animated heroine Vixen who had her own CW Seed series, The Ray will be crossing over to live-action as TVLine reports that Being Human‘s Russell Tovey will not only voice the animated version of Raymond “Ray” Terrill but also will make his live-action debut during the crossover which is why he’s featured on the above promo poster.
Tovey’s Ray will be the first openly gay superhero to headline his own series.
Unlike last year’s event that spanned three nights (briefly appearing in that week’s Supergirl episode), this year the event will just be two nights. It will kick off on November 27 with Supergirl at 8 PT/ET followed by Arrow moving earlier in the week for one week only at 9 PT/ET and will conclude on November 28 with The Flash at 8 PT/ET and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at 9 PT/ET.