Secret Crisis On Infinite Earths Movie Canceled At DC?

It looks like there was a plan to bring a Crisis on Infinite Earths movie into the DC Extended Universe but it was scrapped

By Mark McKee | Published

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Things don’t look good for DC fans as the Warner Bros. and Discovery merger continues to gut the DC Extended Universe by canceling some of the most anticipated films like Batgirl and Supergirl. On the heels of controversy from Aquaman‘s Amber Heard and Flash‘s Ezra Miller, cancelations, and predictions that HBO Max will cease to exist, DC looks to be all but dead at WBD. Whether or not series like TitansDoom PatrolHarley Quinn, and Peacemaker will survive the turmoil remains to be seen. Much less the anticipated and long-awaited Green Lantern series teased to come to HBO Max. Now fans are getting information about projects they didn’t even know were in the works getting axed—the newest being Crisis on Infinite Earths

When the Snyderverse took off with Man of Steel in 2013, it signaled a plan to bring all of DC’s titans to the screen. The 2017 Justice League disaster nearly killed the entire franchise when critics and audiences panned it. Even actor Ray Fisher brought negative attention as he began a campaign to bring terrible conditions to light. Movieweb reports that DC Films head Walter Hamada had once planned a Crisis on Infinite Earths event to reset the DC franchise and get a fresh start. The prospect of a reset to the franchise isn’t new, as fans have theorized that Ezra Miller’s Flash film would be doing that very thing since it is following the Flashpoint storyline. 

The Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline is DC’s multiverse saga that saw Earth’s heroes go head to head with the Anti-Monitor as it went from Earth to Earth, destroying them all. The storyline has previously been used in the CW’s Arrowverse in a 2019-2020 eight-episode event that included episodes from the shows Arrow, Supergirl, Batwoman, Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. The crossover served as the end of the Arrowverse’s longest-running series at the time, Arrow, and showed the death and subsequent resurrection of Oliver Queen as The Spectre. Whether or not Hamada’s version of the Crisis would be similar is unknown. Still, it would have almost certainly seen many versions of the characters in the Justice League and reset their storylines to begin the DCEU all over again. 

The report also suggests that Hamada had additional plans alongside the Crisis on Infinite Earths event. He reportedly had sought to bring the Secret Six into the franchise as well. The Secret Six is another set of supervillains who come together to work for the mysterious Mockingbird. How the Secret Six would have fit into the universe alongside two other villainous teams like the Suicide Squad, including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, and the teased Legion of Doom, including Lex Luthor and Deathstroke, is unknown. He also planned on pushing forward with Green Lantern CorpStatic Shock, and a rebooted Superman by J.J. Abrams. 

Even though new CEO David Laslav allegedly has a new 10-year plan laid out for the future of the DCEU, the plans are unclear. Fans have been promised a plan before that never came to fruition. Hearing that Walter Hamada saw fit to reboot the entire franchise with Crisis on Infinite Earths at least tells us that he too saw the need for a new focus. Seeing what happened to the DC Universe with the mismanagement of talent and films puts what Kevin Fiege and Marvel were able to put together in a whole new light. Maybe someday, fans of DC will get the shared universe they deserve.