(Major spoilers ahead for the Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover)
Crisis on Infinite Earths has officially concluded. The Arrowverse as a whole went through some drastic changes that’ll affect each CW series in different ways throughout the rest of their respective seasons. While there is a lot to unpack when it comes to the new status quo of the Arrowverse, everyone seems to be talking about all the cameos from the crossover event. Most notably, the truly mind-blowing cameo of Ezra Miller’s DCEU version of Barry Allen meeting up with Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen for a trippy scene.
Arrowverse producer Marc Guggenheim recently sat down with Variety to talk about this shocking cameo that sent the internet into a frenzy late Tuesday night:
“We were series wrapped on ‘Arrow,’ and we were wrapped on the whole crossover. We were in post and some episodes were locked, and some were soft-locked. I got a phone call from [Warner Bros. boss] Peter Roth saying, ‘I know you’re locked, but can you put Ezra into the crossover?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ And he said, ‘How, you’re series wrapped? And you’re wrapped on the crossover.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I know, but if you’re telling me Ezra Miller can be in the crossover, I can make it happen.’ I called Eric Wallace who is the showrunner of ‘Flash,’ and he called up Grant Gustin — because the one thing that was our only concern was the thought we didn’t want to do it unless Grant was 100 percent onboard with it. And he was. He was incredibly enthusiastic and onboard with it. And then we got on the phone with Ezra Miller and told him the scene I had written and he was completely into it. And we just went. We put together a unit of the ‘Flash’ crew on the ‘Flash’ set [since ‘Arrow’s’ team, which had produced the rest of the hour, was gone]. And much to our surprise, no one noticed Ezra Miller was in Vancouver and no one leaked it from the crew, which we appreciate. So we were able to keep it a surprise.”
That wasn’t all Guggenheim spilled to Variety. The producer also talked about Oliver’s second sacrifice, how the shows will be affected by the new multiverse, and the ending of the crossover that hinted at the Wonder Twins. When asked whether the Wonder Twins and their pet Gleek would make an appearance in Legends of Tomorrow or the next crossover, Guggenheim said:
“TBD. That was something where we knew we wanted to end with that fun bit. There were early versions of the draft that had the Wonder Twins actually in it. I consider the Wonder Twins kind of a jump ball: We’ll see what show wants to grab it.”
What are your thoughts on Crisis on Infinite Earths? Were you blown away by that Ezra Miller cameo? Did you think the crossover fully lived up to the hype? Let us know in the comments below!