With the new year upon us, The CW's "Arrowverse" is waking from its long winter's nap to the start of some major changes. With only two episodes remaining, Arrow is shuffling off the network's programming coil – making The Flash the "elder states-show" of the "Arrowverse". Ruby Rose-starrer Batwoman continues solidifying her role in the changing universe, as well as developing a "World's Finest" relationship with Supergirl and expanding the Batman mythos in CW's DCU. With "Crisis on Infinite Earths" unleashed, expect even more dramatic changes – including the addition of Black Lightning and DC's Legends of Tomorrow as well as new pilots Superman & Lois and Green Arrow and the Canaries.
But before a new "Arrowverse" can be born, we need to finish making a few "changes" to the multiverse we kinda-sorta still have – which is exactly what will happen when our heroes look to "Take Back the Worlds" as the mega crossover concludes with a double-header of Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, January 14.
And while we're right to keep our attention on the final battle between The Anti-Monitor and The Monitor's forces, let's make sure to keep one eye on Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) – not exactly known for being a "team player".
And as you're about to see, he's got his own ideas on "saving the multiverse":
The CW also released a very Anti-Monitor-focused official poster for the two-part finale – though our biggest takeaway? Stephen Amell's Ollie as… Green Spectre? Following that, The CW is also giving us a look at some paired-up character profile posters for the battle still to come…
"Arrow" Season 8, Episode 8 "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four": OLIVER HAS BECOME SOMETHING ELSE IN PART FOUR OF "CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS." EPISODE PENNED 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. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marv Wolfman & Marc Guggenheim
Here's a look at the preview images from the Arrow chapter of "Crisis":
Meanwhile… back at the Vanishing Point… our heroes vow not to fail as the battle reaches its final – which is a good thing because otherwise? The CW's going to have a lot of weekly programming slots to fill: