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Tom Ellis is now rumored to be taking part in "Crisis on Infinite Earths" and as his Lucifer character! Yes. Along with previous reveals, it is a lot to take in, as Lucifer is a character with no previous Arrow-verse ties. Unless you count one crucial detail of this reported sighting. Let’s get right to the tweet that has sent the rumor mill into overdrive!
Reporting in the wee hours of this morning (October 12), Canagraphs stated that they witnessed a "Crisis on Infinite Earths" scene getting filmed. The big news is the actors from the Arrow-verse who were filming the scene, and the Lucifer star not from the Arrow-verse who was! Check it out:
What could this mean? Well, speculation is where it is at. The title character that Tom Ellis plays in Lucifer is, well, Lucifer -- based on the DC Comics character Lucifer Morningstar. That gives him a slight link to Matt Ryan’s DC Comics character John Constantine. Currently seen on Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine is an exorcist. Given his run-ins with the occult, it would make sense for him to have a run-in or two with the devil.
This is where things get tricky. Lucifer is obviously not a part of the Arrow-verse. However, his character did land in hell at the end of Season 4. Could the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" extend to hades? Maybe. Another scenario is Tom Ellis not breaking canon with Lucifer, instead appearing as someone who "closely resembles" Lucifer, as a sort of wink to the audience.
Whatever happens, it could involve John Diggle (David Ramsey), Mia Smoak (Katherine McNamara), and Constantine (Matt Ryan). Did Oliver Queen die and go to hell? That would be intense! It would certainly explain his grave expression in the poster for Arrow’s final season and him getting beaten up badly. Okay, so they probably are not related, but the possibilities are truly endless if this Lucifer cameo makes it to air.
Lucifer fans like The Voice’s Kelly Clarkson will probably rejoice over this news, especially since the show is preparing to end. Production on Lucifer’s fifth and final season is already underway. Would it be a massive leap for Tom Ellis to take his act over to the Arrow-verse? Not necessarily. It would be a wild crossover.
Lucifer has traversed networks before. The series initially aired on Fox before getting cancelled and then receiving a new life on Netflix. What is a leap to The CW? This has to be some sort of record, though, right?
Either way, the Arrow-verse is pulling out all of the stops for "Crisis on Infinite Earths." Why stick to solely to the earth of the Arrow-verse? Based on what is already known, "Crisis on Infinite Earths" is going to be pretty infinite! The crossover event is apparently going to reference Michael Keaton’s Batman movies, and that is not all.