The first episode of Crisis On Infinite Earths aired yesterday. The major changes to the Arrowverse were covered earlier. We also gave a crash course in the comic series in our last podcast. Here we will take a look at the Easter Eggs, cameos, and nods to the 1985 comic series.
Several guest stars were revealed already before the show premiered. However, the creators made it clear that there will still be surprises. There certainly were a few that weren’t announced ahead of time.
- Earth 89 had Robert Wuhl reprising his role as reporter Alex Knox from the 1989 Batman film.
- Earth 66 was, of course, Burt Ward paying homage to his Robin/Dick Grayson role in the 1966 Batman series.
- Earth X showed Russell Tovey as The Ray.
- Earth 9 saw a glimpse of the DC Universe Titans characters Hawk and Robin, played by Alan Ritchson and Curran Walters respectively.
- Will Wheaton played an unnamed protestor whom Supergirl saves at the beginning of the episode.
- When Knox is shown on Earth 89, a rendition of Danny Elfman’s Batman theme plays.
- Likewise, while Burt Ward was walking his dog, music similar to the 1966 Batman theme plays.
- When Lois and Clark send their son into space to escape Argo’s destruction, they say lines of dialog from the opening scene of the 1978 Superman film.
- The sign Wil Wheaton’s character holds says “Prepare To Meet Thy Doom”. A book of the same name about gaming stories is read by Wheaton in real life.
- Lois makes mention on Argo that Superman “had fought Doomsday”. Doomsday was the infamous storyline from the early 90s where Superman was killed off. This was also depicted in the Batman v Superman movie.
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- In the comic series, it’s not Lois and Clark who send their son into space. Alexander Luthor and Lois Lane-Luthor do that task instead. It’s yet to be seen whether Johnathan Kent will fill the part played by Luthor Jr. in the comics.
- As expected, Lyla Michaels adopted her comic counterpart’s name of Harbinger to recruit heroes from other Earths.
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