The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Arrowverse crossover is fast approaching. The network released the first trailer for the event just last week, and now a handful of series-specific spots have surfaced online. A YouTube account called TV Promos shared a compilation of the 15-second spots over the weekend. Arrowverse series The Flash, Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, plus non-Arrowverse series Black Lightning are all represented, along with the initial teaser, leaving only Arrow without its own series-specific spot.
The teasers generally all feature Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) appearing to recruit each show’s heroes to the cause, with one notable exception. Here are a few highlights:
The first spot in the compilation is for The Flash, and features Harbinger fetching The Flash (Grant Gustin), a quick scene between Barry and Iris (Candace Patton) that calls back to a song from the season 3 episode “Duet,” and then a real quick shot of some rubble with a Flash emblem in the middle of it. But that’s not Gustin’s Flash emblem: that’s the emblem of the Flash of Earth-90, aka the John Wesley Shipp Flash of the early ’90s TV series.
The next spot is the Batwoman spot, in which Harbinger informs Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) that the multiverse needs her help, and also that there’s a multiverse. Honestly it’s pretty perfect considering the small scale that this first season of Batwoman has been operating on. I’m excited to see Kate play the role of bemused skeptic throughout the crossover.
After Batwoman is a Black Lightning-centric spot. Even though the series isn’t officially crossing over as part of Crisis, the title hero is still taking part.
First we get our first in-motion look at Tom Cavanagh‘s Pariah, as Black Lightning (Cress Williams) pushes him around a bit (he probably had it coming). We also see Jefferson interacting with Heatwave (Dominic Purcell) and Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker), and one other hero.
There’s the aforementioned Flash of Earth-90. It’s good to see The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) didn’t kill him during last year’s Elseworlds crossover. Is he going to be the Flash who dies to save the multiverse?
The next spot is for Legends of Tomorrow, and has Harbinger finding Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) out for a drink. It feels wildly appropriate for Legends that this is how she picks them up: they’re out to dinner, minding their own business, and a person in a spandex costume shows up. Pretty typical Thursday. Also this:
Finally, the Supergirl spot opens with an iconic image: a tattered super-cape blowing in the wind, reminiscent of the cover to Superman #75, in which Superman died in battle against Doomsday. Supergirl herself famously died during the original Crisis on Infinite Earths series—is history going to repeat itself?
There’s a quick look at an assemblage of characters at the DEO. In attendance listening to Harbinger’s speech appear to be, clockwise from left, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara), Kate Kane, Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh), J’onn J’onnz (David Harewood), Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
A few of these teasers also feature one confirmed casualty: Earth-73. This Earth hasn’t been established within the Arrowverse yet, but considering the Black Lightning teaser makes mention of his world being gone, could Earth-73 be the world that Jefferson and his family hail from?
Speaking of Superman, outside of these teaser spots, The CW also released a first round of promo images for the Supergirl installment of Crisis. It’s a lot of images of assorted superheroes standing around and looking concerned, so here’s a sampling of them:
But the most notable photo is this one, of Clark and Lois and presumably their relatively newborn child.
It’s been reported that The CW is developing a Superman & Lois spin-off series set within the Arrowverse, and focused on the couple balancing their responsibilities as new parents with their roles as an ace reporter and the world’s greatest superhero. It looks like Crisis may be setting up some elements for that series.
The network also released a behind-the-scenes photo of the assembled heroes aboard the Waverider, striking a very Kevin Maguire-esque pose.
If that’s not enough to get you excited for Crisis, I don’t know what is. The crossover event begins on Sunday, December 8th on The CW.