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The Cw’s Crisis on Infinite Earths casts The Spectre and this could prove a long-held theory about the Arrowverse

October 23rd, 2019 by Marc Comments

Another major player in the DC mythology has been cast for The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event.

Continuum actor Stephen Lobo (how’s that for a DC-related name? What, Roger Batman was busy?) has been cast as The Spectre for the five-part Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Batwoman adventure.

In the comics, The Spectre is actually murdered policeman Jim Corrigan who isa murdered cop possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance who travels the multiverse punishing evil-doers. He is also Superman and Shazam!-level strong and a very important character in the comics and one here that executive producer Marc Guggenheim calls a ‘pivotal role’.

Now, in the Crisis comic storyline, The Spectre is the one who warns the heroes that the Anti-Monitor – played in the Crisis crossover by LaMonica Garrett – has gone back to the beginning of time to rewrite history. The Spectre and his assembled group of heroes then head back to stop him… but because Anti-Monitor and Spectre are so powerful, their massive throwdown unleashes so much energy that it merges all the different timelines and universes into one singular one.

Now, this is interesting because there has long been a rumour that after crisis, Supergirl, Arrow, Legends, Black Lightning and Flash would all have their worlds merged into one. And, to quote Ghostbusters, no it looks like it might actually happen.

So, we have the Spectre and we know what that might mean for the universes in the #Arrowverse. But what do you think? I want to know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….