"Crisis" Management: "Arrow" Star Stephen Amell Scores Major "Dad Points" – But Who's Redacted in That Photo?

We've officially made it to one of the greatest months of the year: October – which means The CW's "Arrowverse" shows have started sticking some sweet superhero three-point landings with the returns fans have seen so far. Arrow is shuffling off the network's programming coil after an abbreviated 10-episode eighth season (making The Flash the "elder states-show" of the "Arrowverse"), Ruby Rose-starrer Batwoman joining the family alongside Supergirl, and a looming "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover that could change things dramatically – including Black Lightning this time around.

The CW DCU 2019-2020 season isn't exactly going to be lacking in change – and the news still hasn't slowed down.

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Considering most of the final season of Arrow will be "Crisis" related anyway, it's no surprise that the biggest news continues to come from Stephen Amell and the rest of "Team Arrow." In fact, there's so much news to be had out that there Amell makes it even when he's doing right by his daughter.

In the Instagram post below, Amell shared a Supergirl moment with his daughter posing with Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, Superman, and The Atom (if Amell didn't post names, we're respecting the "fantasy") as part of her birthday set visit – and we agree with Amell: scoring some sweet "Dad Points" in the process.

A win-win for everyone… but what… what's that?

We're assuming it's not the Shadow Thief, so clearly Amell doesn't want us to know who it is – but that doesn't mean we can't speculate.

Our dream answer? Tom Ellis from Lucifer.

Our gut feeling? Jon Cryer's Lex Luthor.

Discuss!

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"Crisis on Infinite Earths!" Worlds will live! Worlds will die!

And the CW's "Arrowverse" will never be the same…

The season's eighth episode will be the "Crisis" crossover episode – comprising the fourth hour of the crossover:

Supergirl – Sunday, December 8th (8/7c)

Batwoman – Monday, December 9th (8/7c)

The Flash – Tuesday, December 10th (8/7c)

Arrow – Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (8/7c)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow – Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (9/8c)

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Black Lightning will also be represented during the crossover event… and yes, legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy will star as a future version of Bruce Wayne. We're even getting 60's Batman "boy wonder" Burt Ward making an appearance.

If that wasn't enough, Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch are returning as "The Man of Steel" and Lois Lane… alongside another of the crossover's Supermen: Brandon Routh (DC's Legends of Tomorrow), returning to the cape for the first time since his cinematic turn in Superman Returns, portraying the Kingdom Come version of the iconic superhero.

"Crisis" Management: "Arrow" Star Stephen Amell Scores Major "Dad Points" – But Who's Redacted in That Photo?
Arrow — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Still not enough Superman? How about Smallville co-stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance joining the crossover as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively (and rumblings that someone from Smallville isn't too happy about the way they were approached regarding being a part of "Crisis").

Johnathon Schaech's Jonah Hex (DC's Legends of Tomorrow) is also set to saddle up for the crossover, and John Wesley Shipp will be reprising his role as The Flash of Earth-90. Ashley Scott will be returning to the role of Helena Kyle aka Huntress from The WB's short-run 2002 series Birds of Prey.

Osric Chau will recur in the role of physics professor Ryan Choi, who would take on his idol Ray Palmer's (Routh in DC's Legends of Tomorrow) former position at Ivy University – with the future Justice Leaguer following in his footsteps in the "hero department" as well.

Let's not forget Arrow co-star Audrey Marie Anderson's Lyla Michaels, who is set (appropriately enough) for the role of The Monitor's Harbinger; and The Flash multitasker Tom Cavanagh on board as bad-luck sign Pariah.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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