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Birds of Prey (2002) star would like to return for The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earth

August 17th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like a current Batwoman star would like to re-visit an earlier role for the upcoming Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event on The CW later this year.

Rachel Skarsten, above, will play the main villain, Alice, in The Cw’s Batwoman series but joined what is arguably the Arrowverse before Arrow way back in 2002 when she played Dinah Lance in Birds of Prey alongside Ashley Scott as Huntress and Dina Meyer as Barbara Gordon.

This is far from he first time the Arrowverse has welcomed back DC TV (and movie stars) for roles in the Arrowverse, which is one of the most fun parts of the world.

Anyway, the actress had this to say about the earlier series and the upcoming event: “Ashley and Dina and I, we’re still friends. We still keep in touch. And they were so kind to me when I did that show. They really took me under their wing, both of them, and I’m deeply grateful.

“We went for dinner, probably two years ago now,” Skarsten said, “and I remember having this conversation that if Birds of Prey had been on now, it would have been on forever. It was just a little bit ahead of its time. But since I’ve gotten this part, I’ve had so much response on Twitter, about like, ‘bring Dinah back! And bring those characters back!’ So 100 100%. I mean, we’re all like 97 years older, but we would definitely come back.”

Honestly, at this stage, it would be well within the realms of possibility to see this happen, given all the stars confirmed and rumoured for the big event.

I’d like to see the Birds of Prey return, even if just for a cameo in the Crisis crossover. Would you?

In related news The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace has said (here) that the Crisis event will have a big impact on this season of the show… especially when it comes to introducing the villain:  “Crisis is not separate from any story throughout the entire 22 episodes.

“Even after Crisis, the fallout from it continues to build and screw with Team Flash. In the first pre-Crisis episodes, as the big bad is getting introduced, like we always do – we will see a relationship of what’s coming in Crisis with what’s happening to Barry with what’s happening to the new big bad. They are all interrelated.”

“Once we reveal the new big bad, especially once we get around episode 3,4, and 5 you’ll understand exactly why this big bad was chosen,” said Wallace.

“It’s very specific and only could have been chosen in this year of Crisis because dread is hanging all over Team Flash – dread, sorrow. The potential loss of not only your loved ones but the entire world. That’s not happy.”

The more I hear, the more excited I get for this event…

Crisis on Infinite Earths will start on December 8.


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….