Before I start, I’d like to say if you haven’t seen the Elseworlds crossover event: you should. You can watch it free on the CW app (not sponsored).
Over the course of the last few days (Dec 9-11), the CW aired the Elseworlds crossover event. The three-parter once again brought Flash, Green Arrow, and Supergirl together. And this time (spoilers again) they took on a Monitor. This Monitor gave a reality bending book to some seemingly random person. The Monitor as it turns out was testing the worlds of the DC Multiverse because of a “crisis” and someone more powerful than he was coming *cough* Anti-Monitor *cough*. After the heroes and their friends “defeat” the Monitor, the credits announce that “Crisis on Infinite Earths” was coming Fall 2019.
After I saw the announcement, I started to wonder if that meant Flash and Supergirl were going to end. In the story “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (spoilers), Barry and Kara die. In fact, in part three they were suppose to die but Oliver talks the Monitor into sparing them because they are true heroes and an inspiration to everyone. Throughout the whole crossover, all the characters (but most notably Green Arrow) kept talking about how inspiring and heroic Flash and Supergirl are. That kind of sounds like they’re setting up for a series finale. Also, Flash in 2019 would be on its 6th season and Supergirl would be on its 5th. The powers that be might see this as a good time to end the shows before they become stale.
On the flipside, when Oliver demanded that the Monitor save Barry and Kara, the Monitor asked him what he would give up in return for their safety, which we never saw in the crossover. It could be that once again Barry and Kara are about to die, but Oliver sacrifices himself and Arrow (which would be on season 8) would end. And with the introduction of Batwoman, and her storyline being set up for a series, the CW might be looking for some space.
Of course, the CW could really go wild and do what the “Crisis” did in the comics and reboot everything. They could reboot the Arrowverse into something else. In the comics, the “Crisis” brought all the universes into one world. Maybe there’ll be a new Arrowverse where they’re all together–one that’s a combination of the DC Universe and Arrowverse. Considering the popularity of the Arrowverse, I doubt they’ll completely get rid of it.
What do you think? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.