Crisis on Infinite Earths is now in full swing, with the first chapter of the Arrowverse-changing event now behind us. The CW is pulling out the stops for this one, connecting almost every live-action DC Comics adaption into one aspect of the DC Multiverse. But Crisis producer Marc Guggenheim recently said in an interview with IndieWire that there are still several characters set to appear on Crisis that haven’t been announced or hinted at yet – six in fact. And we have a guess who as to who they might be. Here are our top picks for the six secret characters who might yet show up before Crisis is all said and done.
Crisis is seemingly drawing from almost every television show and movie based on a DC Comics character ever made. But the one that started it all was the 1952-57 The Adventures of Superman, which starred the great George Reeves as mild mannered reporter Clark Kent. Although obviously Reeves is long gone, having another actor represent the ’50s Superman and wearing that original costume could possibly be the ultimate Easter egg when it comes to the live-action DC multiverse.
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
Lynda Carter defined the role of Wonder Woman for decades. This all thanks to her three season run in the ’70s, which helped define the character in the public consciousness. Carter has already appeared on Supergirl as President Olivia Marsden. She actually turned out to be an alien; you know how that happens. But she’s already a part of the Arrowverse family. If Lynda Carter isn’t one of the surprise guest stars as an older and wiser Diana Prince, they’ve sure got some splainin’ to do.
The most shocking is that this character appearing hasn’t happened already. In the comics, Power Girl is the Kara Zor-L of the parallel universe of Earth-2. Think a tougher, no nonsense version of Supergirl, and that’s Power Girl in a nutshell. Well, what better way to introduce Power Girl than in a crossover about multiple Earths? She can be an exact doppelganger played by Melissa Benoist, or be cast with another actress. But now is the time to finally give fans the live-action Power Girl we’ve been waiting for.
Superboy (Jonathan Kent)
We’ve already seen infant Jon Kent in the first episode of Crisis, as his parents Kal-El and Lois Lane rocketed him away from a dying Argo City. His ship went through a transwarp tunnel and ended up on an alternate Earth. Crisis producer Marc Guggenheim said on Crisis Aftermath this was a direct homage to the Lex Luthor of Earth-3 rocketing his infant son Alexander to Earth-1 in the pages of Crisis on Infinite Earths #1. The journey through the multiverse caused young Alex to grow up in days. So could we see the same happen here? We think before this event is over, we’re going to see a teenage Jonathan Kent wearing the S-shield.
Helen Slater as Supergirl
Speaking of the iconic S-shield, actress Helen Slater portrayed Supergirl in the campy 1984 movie of the same name, becoming the first actress to portray Kara Zor-El in live-action. As an homage, she has frequently returned to the Supergirl TV series to play Eliza Danvers, Kara and Alex’s adoptive mother. But with Crisis having no problem casting actors in multiple roles, we think Slater should play an elder Kara. She’s surely going by Superwoman now, right?
Any DECU Character
Crisis isn’t just acknowledging the DC television adaptations as part of the Multiverse. They are also acknowledging the movies as well, as evidenced by the world of Batman 1989 and Superman Returns — and by extension the original Christopher Reeve Superman films – being included. But what about the current DC Extended Universe?? By having the current films acknowledged as part of the larger picture, it would mean it’s all truly connected. Sure, it made be hard to get movies stars like Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Margot Robbie, or Zachary Levi to make a cameo…but someone’s got to be game for it right? One thing’s for sure….the fans would go berserk.
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