The latest tease for next week's big 'Crisis on Earth-X' crossover features the heroes of the Arrowverse facing off against a new batch of foes. Created by Len Wein and reinvented in the modern age by Grant Morrison, Earth-X in the comics is the home to a Nazi-occupied planet. Fighting the forces of evil are the Freedom Fighters, comprised of heroes like The Ray, Phantom Lady, and Black Condor. This story will serve as the basis for the CW Seed's upcoming animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray, but it will first make its debut in the annual Arrowverse crossover.
Yesterday, the first full-length trailer for 'Crisis on Earth-X' debuted and plunged fans into the action that will interrupt the West-Allen wedding. When Nazi forces from Earth-X take on the heroes of the Arrowverse, The Ray will join up with Green Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and the others. They'll need all the help they can get too, as evil versions of each of those heroes help run things on Earth-X. We've already had a taste of evil Oliver and Overgirl, but the latest look at the crossover shows the breadth of the threat.
The CW released a new poster for 'Crisis on Earth-X,' which kicks off next week on Supergirl. The image mimics the animated Arrowverse crossover poster from earlier this year by having the heroes and villains of the special face-off. Even more interesting, however, the full roster of villains is finally revealed.
On the hero's side is the main characters of each show and some supporting characters. While Martian Manhunter won't be in the crossover, almost every other hero and friend will be involved. Naturally, the poster limits it to a handful of figures. On the other side, meanwhile, we see the evil versions of Supergirl, Green Arrow, and Flash - but they're not alone.
We've known that Earth-X has its own Prometheus-X, and many have assumed that will be Nazi Oliver and the archer we've seen in photos and trailers. Instead, it looks like both a version of Green Arrow and Prometheus are on the side of the Nazi forces. Whether the Prometheus of Earth-X will be Adrian Chase, Roy Harper, or someone else entirely, we should know soon.
The poster also shows Metallo and Red Tornado will be joining the fight. Both have faced Kara in Supergirl, and this new Metallo looks to be devoid of any organic parts. Alongside Overgirl, Metallo's presence will seriously impact Supergirl's power in battle. Red Tornado, meanwhile, is an interesting addition. Ever since he was destroyed in season 1 of Supergirl, fans have wondered if the popular character will return. Meanwhile, he's scheduled to be a Freedom Fighter in The Ray. Here, however, it looks like he's still a villain - and looking much more like his comic book counterpart. With the crossover kicking off in less than a week, we won't have to wait much longer for answers.
Crisis on Earth-X begins with Supergirl and Arrow on Monday, November 27 @ 8pm, and concludes with The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, November 28 @ 8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW