Last night, during the CW's airing of Vixen, executive producer of the animated series Marc Guggenheim was interviewed about the next animated project for the CW Seed. During the interview, he said something about Freedom Fighters: The Ray that I don't believe was general knowledge until now.
Yes, the trailer we've seen takes place on Earth X and shows a team of new heroes like The Ray and Phantom Girl joining with a different version of Red Tornado to take on that planets Nazi version of Arrow, the Flash, and Supergirl. But it's not all about Earth X.
While we'll be following the Ray's adventures on Earth X, we will also be seeing the origin of the Earth 1 Ray.
"It's called Freedom Fighters: The Ray for a very specific reason, which is we knew we wanted to establish the Freedom Fighters and Earth-X. In Multiversity, Grant Morrison came up with an idea we really responded to: The Freedom Fighters are made up of various minorities targeted by Nazis — women, gay men, Jews. We wanted to honor that idea. At the same time, it's an origin story about the Earth-1 iteration of The Ray."
Like with the Vixen animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray will establish the character's existence in the main Arrowverse universe. And just as Megalyn Echikunwoke then appeared in the fourth season of Arrow, The Ray would be available to appear on Arrow, The Flash, or Legends of Tomorrow. He could appear on Supergirl, but she's not on Earth 1, so there would be some explaining to do.
It will be interesting it will take for him to make his live-action debut after the animated series debuts.