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Most of the DCU starts the week of Oct. 5.  Arrow starts a couple of weeks later.  Legends starts midseason.  (So will they be in the crossover?) 

Marvel will be running a sitcom starring Scarlet Witch and Vision, but it will be streaming on Disney+.

Agents of SHIELD is over, as are the Netflix Marvel shows.

George

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  • Legends will be in the Crossover, as will Batwoman and Black Lightning!

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News about the Crossover (from Yahoo!):

It’ll be raining (super) men this fall on The CW.

On the heels of news that both Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh will be slipping back into their Superman tights for Arrowverse‘s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, TVLine can confirm that Smallville vet Tom Welling will also reprise his signature Man of Steel role in the five-part event.

Per The CW, the crossover will “reveal what happened to Clark Kent almost ten years” after the conclusion of Smallville.

“For eight years, Arrow has stood on the shoulders of Smallville,” EP Marc Guggenheim said in a statement. “Simply put, there would be no Arrow, and no Arrowverse, without it. So when we first started talking about ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ our first, second and third priorities were getting Tom to reprise his iconic role as Clark Kent. To say that we’re thrilled would be a Superman-sized understatement.”

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off Sunday, Dec. 8 with an episode of Supergirl, then continues with a Monday episode of Batwoman and that Tuesday’s The Flash. After a month-long holiday break, (this sounds like a bad idea to me -- George) it concludes with the Jan. 14 episode of Arrow followed by a special installment of Legends of Tomorrow (which premieres at midseason).

Previously announced casting includes unspecified characters from Black Lightning, which to date has never fully been a part of the Arrowverse; veteran voice actor Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond) as “Bruce Wayne from the future”; LaMonica Garrett (“Elseworlds”) as both the Monitor and the Anti-Monitor; Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as Supergirl‘s Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane; Legends‘ Routh pulling double duty as the Kingdom Come version of Superman; Jon Cryer as Supergirl‘s Lex Luthor; and Batman‘s Burt Ward in an undisclosed role.

George

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I wish we could get some more variety if it's supposed to be CoIE.  I mean, the final 5 Earths in CoIE were:  Earth-1 (Justice League),  Earth-2 (Justice Society),  Earth-4 (Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, Charlton heroes),  Earth-S (Fawcett heroes like the Marvel Family and Bulletman),   and Earth-X (the Freedom Fighters.)       I'm not going to see representatives of "the Shazam Squadron of Justice", and I'm a little disappointed.   But if I was a big fan of Supergirl or Barry, I'd be a little worried- they both were the big casualties of CoIE (even if DC took it back later.)

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Just a reminder, primarily for WW:  the DC shows start Oct. 5.

My understanding is that Netflix has cancelled ALL of its Marvel shows, though there may be new ones coming.

BTW, a Watchmen series premieres on HBO at the end of October.

George

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On ‎9‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 6:41 PM, GeorgeStGeorge said:

My suspicion is that Ollie will take one for the team, not Kara and Barry.

It is, of course, possible that Barry Allen of Earth-90 (John Wesley Shipp) will meet his fate.

George

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Batwoman:  two stars (out of five).  Good filmography, moderately interesting supporting cast.  Interesting that Batwoman's fighting style seems to be mostly brawling, rather than some of the more picturesque fighting on, say, Arrow.  I wonder if that's intentional.  I could stand a LITTLE less lesbianism.  Maybe they've made their point in the first episode and will tone it down in the future.  We'll see.

Flash:  4.5 stars.  I love the show.  It's interesting that the Monitor states unequivocally when the "Crisis" will occur.  (It just happens to be the date of the crossover on TV.)  New villains introduced:  we'll have to see if they wind up in the Crisis or are just plot devices in the meantime.

Black Lightning:  three stars.  I like the characters.  I just can never seem to figure out where the story arc is headed.

Supergirl:  4 stars.  I don't like the changes at Catco, but the other plot elements are solid. Supergirl's new hairdo:  Good.  New costume:   not so much.   My favorite line from the first episode:  "How do you all change so FAST?"

George

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Not super-hero, but comic book, anyway.

How do you handle the death of an actor in a series?  If it's one of the main stars, maybe you find another actor to play the part.  If it's a continuing role, but not absolutely necessary, you can have the character "leave town" or "die."  I'm sure that the death of Luke Perry caught the Riverdale folks by surprise, but I think they did a great job with the tribute to "Fred Andrews."  I suspect that a lot of the tears were real, as the cast was quite fond of Perry.

George

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So, Arrow.

At first I thought the season premiere was some sort of dream episode.  Mild spoiler alert:  what is actually the case is made clear about 1/4 through the episode.

I was going to write my reactions, but I think I'll wait until whoever of you actually plans to watch the episode, in the near future, does so.  So, GET TO IT!

George

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