Lo Behold! The minds behind the successful CW DCTV have revealed this year’s crossover event. Inspired from DC Comics’ annual Justice League/Justice Society comes this year’s event called Crisis On Earth-X. Long story short, the superheroes of Arrowverse will be fighting their evil version from Nazi-controlled Earth-X.
Warner Bros. Television announced the name of the event last night (Indian time) along with the unveiling of a custom comic book cover by artist Phil Jimenez that evokes those DC crossovers of silver and bronze age. The official logline for the crossover says-
With all of the heroes in town to celebrate Barry and Iris’ wedding, villains from Earth-X crash the festivities with a deadly agenda.
Executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg had following to say in an interview –
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. 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.
The Arrowverse heroes will have a new ally in Ray – a freedom fighter from Earth-X. The upcoming Freedom Fighters: The Ray animated series soon to be aired on CW seed is Ray’s debut into the Arrowverse. Russell Tovey (Quantico) portrays the Ray during the Crisis on Earth-X crossover. Tovey also the voices the character in the animated series.
The official synopsis of Ray character says –
Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb” which failed to kill him. Instead it gifts him with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice — he could take action to help stop it. Uncle Sam recruits ‘The Ray’ as a member of the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists.
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