The CW Is Already Teasing Its Plans for Crisis on Infinite Earths

The biggest event in DC Comics history is coming to the CW this year.
The biggest event in DC Comics history is coming to the CW this year.
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Tony Todd is still angling for a place in the new Candyman. Get a look at the final episodes of Shadowhunters. Now it’s Tim Allen’s turn to wrap on Toy Story 4. Plus, what’s coming on The Orville, how the new Riverdale spinoff will stand apart from its sister show, and what’s next on Gotham. Spoilers get!

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Tony Todd confirmed he still hasn’t been approached to appear in Jordan Peele’s Candyman remake in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

I know he’s a fan. We’re waiting just like the rest of the world. I’m hoping I will appear in the film in some form of fashion. Wouldn’t that make sense? But it’s Hollywood, so I won’t take it personally if for some reason it doesn’t work out.

If this new one is successful, it will shed light back on the original. I think the subject matter is more important than any individuals. And I mean that.


Are You Afraid of the Dark?/Gemini Man

The Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie has swapped release dates with Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, and will now hit theaters one week earlier than anticipated. It’s new release date is October 4, 2019.

Toy Story 4

Tim Allen has wrapped recording on Toy Story 4.


Relatedly, Pixar has announced a sneak peek will air this Sunday during the Super Bowl.


The Hole in the Ground

Young mother Sarah encounters a mysterious figure in a new clip from Lee Cronin’s The Hole in the Ground.

Legend of the Demon Cat

A poet and a monk join forces to investigate a demonic cat in the trailer for Legend of the Demon Cat, opening later this week in select cities.

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 - Nova Chapter

We also have a Japanese trailer for the seventh and final film in the Space Ship Battle Yamato series.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Penny Dreadful’s Paco Cabezas has signed on to direct “multiple episodes” of its new incarnation, City of Angels. [Deadline]


Star Trek: Discovery

During a presentation at the Television Critics Association conference, Alex Kurtzman revealed the show’s writing staff has already moved on to season three.

We’ve started thinking about season 3 already. We’re cutting the [season 2] finale right now. I can’t wait for you guys to see it. We’re really proud. So we have a lot of big ideas we’ve already started working on. You have to start thinking about season 3 in the middle of season 2. That’s just how I make television.


Did you catch our latest recap?

[Den of Geek]

Crisis On Infinite Earths

Also speaking at the Television Critics Association, CW president Mark Pedowitz stated the upcoming Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover will take “big swings.”

It will be the biggest and most complicated [crossover yet]. That is the intent, to take some big swings. Can’t tell you if it’ll follow the comic book version, but it’ll take some big swings.

We’re talking about a number of different ways to go. It is Crisis on Infinite Earths, and if you know the history, things collapse.


[TV Line]

Katy Keene

Pedowitz also confirmed the upcoming Katy Keene spinoff series won’t be crossing over with Riverdale.

Katy Keene takes places years after Riverdale High School. There are no plans to do anything [regarding a crossover]. Any of the Riverdale characters who come to Katy Keene will be older. Robert [Aguirre-Sacasa] is getting the pilot right.


[Coming Soon]


Freeform has released a trailer for the final episodes of Shadowhunters.


Bane gets his namesake in the trailer for “13 Stitches,” airing in two weeks.

Meanwhile, Jeremiah teams up with the Mad Hatter in the synopsis for “Ace Chemicals,” airing February 21.

Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of Gotham’s reunification with the mainland. A very much alive Jeremiah (guest star Cameron Monaghan) returns and organizes a twisted recreation of the murder of Bruce’s parents with the help of Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter (guest star Benedict Samuel) in the all-new “Ace Chemicals” episode of GOTHAM airing Thursday, Feb. 21 (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-507) (TV-14 D, L, V)


[Spoiler TV]

The Orville

Finally, “the most insane thing that’s ever happened on this ship” may-or-may-not occur in the trailer for “Deflectors,” The Orville’s Valentine’s Day episode.

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Crisis On Infinite Earths

Also speaking at the Television Critics Association, CW president Mark Pedowitz stated the upcoming Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover will take “big swings.”

The swings can’t be that big. All of the shows have been renewed for another season.

The biggest swing I can think of right now would be killing off Oliver and replacing him with Emiko. Giving the show effectively a fresh start with a new leader. I’d like that.

What I would like more is if Crisis completely erased Diaz from the universe and everyone forgets that entire two years existed. Pretend there was some big gas leak and everyone imagined him.