Sunday, December 29, 2019

Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 and Crisis of Infinite Earth Part 4 & 5 Premiere in January 2020 on Warner TV

DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, the motliest rag tag crew of the DC Universe will be back with a 5th season on Warner TV, the same day as the U.S. on Wednesday, 22 January at 9.50 PM.

In this season, consulting producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted that things are going to get even more hilarious with the crew. This brings much joy to Red Dot Diva, because LEGENDS OF TOMORROW has the zaniest storylines and wierdest creatures (evil human heart-devouring unicorn, hello!!) in the entire Arrowverse.

It is just too bad that in the middle of the season, fans will have to say goodbye to Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford, who have both left the series. Luckily, there is snarky sorcerer Constantine (Matt Ryan) still around to create more havoc and heartbreak in several timelines.

For a peek of what is to come in the new season, here's a trailer from The CW channel, where the series is being aired in the U.S.:


Prior to LEGENDS OF TOMORROW'S season premiere on 22 January, Warner TV will air the concluding two episodes of the highly-anticipated five-part CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover. Part 4 will air on Wednesday, 15 January with ARROW, and the final Part 5 will be on LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. These episodes will be premiering back-to-back at 9 PM and 9:50 PM respectively.

** Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD! **

** Warning again! **

So far, the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS event has taken the Arrowverse superheroes and their friends on a desperate mission to save the various Earths from the Anti-Monitor, who intends to drain as much energy from the destruction to make himself more powerful.

Red Dot Diva lists 5 of the key events that she surprised or delighted her the most in Parts 1 to 3:

** More Warnings: SPOILERS AHEAD! **

1. Bye Bye, Green Arrow and The Flash

From the previous season, viewers have been told about the impending demise of Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and The Flash (Grant Gustin) during CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. Oliver has been assisting the Monitor to prepare for the crisis, then in Part 1, Oliver Queen died from his injuries battling with the Shadow Demons in Earth-38. Even though he was later revived using a Lazarus Pit from another Earth in Part 3, Oliver decided to embrace his real destiny by becoming the Spectre.

This is a big clue, by the way. In the comics, Spectre is a very powerful superhero and was the one who led the final showdown with Anti-Monitor and caused all timelines to merge.

The real surprise relates to the moment of The Flash's demise. Turns out, it was not Arrowverse's Barry Allen that lost his life after all. Instead, it was Earth-90's Flash (John Wesley Shipp) who sacrificed his life by destroying Anti-Matter's weapon in an attempt to save Earth-1.

2. Fates Of The Various Superman

One of the eventful things in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS was how the Superman from various DC shows were brought together. Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), Lois Lane (Bitsie Tulloch) and their newborn baby from Earth-38 was saved in the nick of time from the destructive wave of anti-matter by Supergirl (Melissa Benoit).

In Part 2 of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, the team learned about needing 7 Paragons who may be able to save the multiverse, and one of them was Superman. Earth-38's Superman was not one of the Paragons, so together with Lois and Iris West-Allen, they went searching for the right Superman. In the meantime, Lex Luthor was going round killing every Superman he can find.

The trio first met SMALLVILLE'S (Red Dot Diva misses that show so much!) Clark Kent (Tom Welling), who was still living in the Kent farm and chopping up wood. He has given up his superpowers to live a quiet, peaceful countryside life with Lois Lane and his two daughters.

Watching Smallville's Clark Kent and Lois Lane being contented and happy, even for a few minutes, was such a satisfying moment. Too bad, the heroes still needed to find another Kryptonian Paragon, which brought them to an aged 'Donnaverse' Superman in Earth-96, played by Brandon Routh.

Red Dot Diva thought Brandon Routh was extremely noble and heroic as Earth-96's Superman. Fans have missed him in this role since he last donned the red cape in the movie SUPERMAN RETURNS.

However, this time, his Superman was sadder, a little darker even, and his costume was similar to the one in the Kingdom Come comics. Clark had suffered a terrible loss. Lois, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White and many others have died due to an attack from "a reject from Gotham" (most probably the Joker).

He was successfully (but briefly) recruited as one of the Paragons before the Anti-Monitor struck again, and the Paragons were transported to the Vanishing Point.

3. Batman Is Evil

Oh No. Kate Kane aka Batwoman (Ruby Rose) was reunited with a version of her cousin Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy) in Earth-99. But to her horror, this Bruce Wayne was much older, quite demented and so broken that he needed an exo-skeleton to move around. Worse of all, she found out that he had slayed his Earth's Superman, when she spotted Clark Kent's bloody pair of glasses in a trophy case Batman's kills. Chilling!

He was even going to get rid off Supergirl using Kryptonite, and no one was going to stand in his way, not even Kate. To save themselves, Kate threw him against a generator, electrocuting him in the process.

4. Hey, It's Lucifer!

Despite denials from actor Tom Ellis that his character Lucifer would be involved with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, that charming Devil did make an appearance in Part 3 on... you guessed it, Earth-666.

Constantine, Diggle and Mia Smoak-Queen had managed to resurrect Oliver Queen, however, his soul was still missing. So, Constantine called upon his old buddy Lucifer to help make Oliver right again. Lucifer then gave them a special card as a pass to Purgatory for the purpose of soul retrieval.

5. Lex Luthor Foils The Superheroes' Plans

Just before all the Earths were destroyed, Pariah sends all 7 Paragons to the Vanishing Point, beyond time and space. Then... *gasp* Brandon Routh's Kingdom Come Superman was suddenly besieged by a red anti-matter cloud, and disintegrated. In his place was supervillain Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer), who had sneakily written his name down in the Book of Destiny so that he could replace Superman as one of the Paragons.

This shocking cliffhanger for Parts 1 to 3 has Red Dot Diva wondering what will happen next with the new group dynamics. Is the Monitor's plans now in jeopardy because of Lex being the Paragon of Truth? Argh. Fans will have about two more weeks before they know the outcome.

Eager for some hints as to what will happen to the 7 Paragons and how will Arrowverse be saved from total annihilation? Check out the official synopses of the concluding episodes below:

ARROW: "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four” (Directed by Glen Winter, Written by Marv Wolfman & Marc Guggenheim)
Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash's (guest star Grant Gustin) disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver (Stephen Amell), who reveals that he has become something else. Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) and Anti-Monitor are revealed.

DC LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: "Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Concludes” (Direced by Gregory Smith, Written by Keto Shimizu and Ubah Mohamed)
So many questions, so few answers. Give us your best theories and let us know how you think it’ll all work out in the end. Also, which surprise cameos do you think await us before this thing is all over?

Not sure about you, but Red Dot Diva is biting her fingernails to a quick, just waiting for the final two episodes to air.
Will the series give a similar ending as the one in the comics? What about Earth-1? Will it remain the same or be changed forever? How deeply will the effects be felt by your favourite Arrowever characters who is left standing at the end?

What do you think?

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