The CW has just released a huge gallery full of promo stills for the upcoming DCTV crossover titled ‘Crisis on Earth-X.’ In the new poster for the crossover this year’s big Arrowverse crossover, Red Tornado, and Metallo join the villains’ nefarious lineup.
Metallo and Tornado have previously appeared in the Arrowverse as villains on Supergirl, both having been defeated by the Girl of Steel in her own world. Red Tornado and Metallo are joined by Overgirl, Reverse Flash, Prometheus and an evil Green Arrow in the poster.
After preventing an alien invasion last year, the good guys are apparently going to go up against their evil counterparts from Earth-X, at the same time as the supposed nuptial between Barry and Iris. Taking story beats from the comics and the forthcoming animated tie-in series Freedom Fighters: The Ray, where Earth-X is an alternate world where the Nazis won World War II, hence we see Nazi versions of Supergirl and Arrow.
Aside from the lead heroes from the DC TV Multiverse, we also get some supporting cast members like Alex Danvers and Felicity Smoak who we all expect to also have something to do with the massive fight brewing our heroes and their Earth-X versions.
What’s scary is the one thing that defines Earth-X: Nazis rule with an iron fist. This means that the Supergirl of Earth-X, who goes by the name Overgirl, is a superpowered Kryptonian who uses her powers of an authoritarian evil.
On Earth-X, which was originally imagined by Grant Morrison in the 2007 DC series New 52, the Nazis won World War II thanks to the Kryptonian child Kal-L, who landed in Czechoslovakia and was raised by no other than Fier Adolf Hitler and given the name “Overman.” (A similar Nazi Earth, “Earth-X,” appeared in 1973 in Justice League of America, but that version did not have Overman land on Earth. Instead, FDR died of a heart attack, which left the Allies vulnerable.)
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