This year’s annual Arrowverse crossover is one of the biggest ever attempted for television. The Crisis on Infinite Earths story will see the CW superhero shows crossover with other DC shows, like Tom Welling returning from Smallville. A new rumor suggests that Tom Ellis’s Lucifer will appear on the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover in an undisclosed rule. This may seem like an out-of-place casting choice. However, Lucifer on Netflix has deep roots in the comics. He first appeared in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series (also coming to Netflix) abdicating his throne in Hell. Later, Mike Carey wrote the Lucifer comic series, but set it outside of mainstream DC continuity. Still, this means that the series, first aired on Fox and now on the streaming wars original contender, is technically part of the DC multiverse.
To be clear, this is only a rumor, but it’s one that seems likely given that both series film in Vancouver.
The Source of the Lucifer on Crisis on Infinite Earths Rumor
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Some crossover casting is confirmed, such as Kevin Conroy playing Bruce Wayne. We also know that Brandon Routh is the Kingdom Come Superman. However, the producers are trying to keep some of them a surprise. Involving Lucifer in Crisis on Infinite Earths is likely one of those they tried to keep under wraps. However a self-proclaimed “autograph hound” and “Vancouver spoilers poster” who goes by Candagraphs on Twitter, spilled the deviled beans. This person says that a driver working for The Flash flashed them with their high-beam headlights intentionally. It may have been to cover up what was happening.
“There was a scene with at least 4 actors tonight at the set. David Ramsey, Katherine McNamara, and Matt Ryan…no surprises there. They did a scene with Tom Ellis dressed like Lucifer Morningstar.”
There’s a lot to break down here, including a surprise that Candagraphs doesn’t realize they revealed. Katherine McNamara is Oliver Queen’s daughter from the future and the subject of the new Arrow spinoff series in the works. Unless Ramsey, who plays John Diggle, and Ryan, who plays John Constantine, are time-traveling, Mia may come to the present. Now, this is not confirmation of that. Diggle and Constantine could merely be in old-age make-up, meaning she’s meeting them in her time. Constantine is a character on Legends of Tomorrow, a show about time-traveling superheroes. So, we’ll have to wait and see how that plays out.
But what’s Lucifer Morningstar doing there?
The Devil’s In the Details and the CW Crossover (Spoilers for Lucifer Season Four)
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Since the threat of the Crisis on Infinite Earths threatens all of existence, it seems that the Lord of Hell might have a vested interest in helping our heroes along. Yet, when we last left Lucifer, he decided to abandon the mortal world and return to Hell. Lucifer season five earned an extension, adding six episodes to their final season. These episodes are currently in production, possible nearing completion. The show films in Vancouver, so it might be a simple little cameo because he was close. Since the final season of Lucifer won’t air for some time, it’s unlikely the crossover will extend to that series. Still, we may get a tease about what brings Lucifer back to Earth after going back to Hell. Or, more simply, he’s acting as the King of Hell in helping the heroes.
Either way, seeing Lucifer as part of the Crisis on Infinite Earths will be a fun treat. He might be playing the version of the character we all know or he might be playing the Lucifer of a different universe. In the comics, the multiverse doesn’t each have a version of the celestials. That could change, however, for the TV show. Either way, we’ve got a few weeks to speculate.
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Update: Tom Ellis Denies Involvement in the Crisis Crossover
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) October 18, 2019
In the above clip, Tom Ellis denies Lucifer will appear in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. Asked about the rumors by entertainment tonight, Ellis confirmed he was in Vancouver where filming is underway. However, he says he went to the city for his friends’ wedding. He also said, “hard pass,” to the idea of entering the Arrowverse. On its face, this seems like a clear denial, and they’ve been fairly open about who will appear in the event. Still, the producers said that they wanted to keep some secrets close their chests, and Lucifer might qualify. So, unless he’s denying his involvement because of some contract-related deal, the devil will not stick his horns into the multiversal madness on CW.
Nonetheless, the original source is sticking by their story.
the list of CW specific things where an actor or production has vehemently denied something that happens later, or there is photo proof of it is actually pretty staggering.
— Canadagraphs – STAY HOME! (@canadagraphs) October 19, 2019
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