Ever since Warner Bros. announced that the DC cinematic and TV universes will be separate, many fans did not take it well. They wanted DC to follow in the footsteps of Marvel. However, if what we are hearing is correct, DC could be on the path to Crisis.
DC Entertainment's chief creative officer Geoff Johns was recently interviewed by BuzzFeed, and he made sure to give fans something they had wanted to hear for so long. You see, the films are in their own universe; the same can be said about the TV shows. However, both universes co-exist in the same multiverse.
"We look at it as the multiverse. We have our TV universe and our film universe, but they all co-exist. For us, creatively, it's about allowing everyone to make the best possible product, to tell the best story, to do the best world," shared Johns. "Everyone has a vision and you really want to let the visions shine through. I think the characters are iconic enough. I like [Marvel's Agents of] S.H.I.E.L.D. a lot. I love what Marvel does. I'm a huge fan. It's just a different approach."
What Johns is trying to say here is that it is possible for the TV and movie universes to crossover, but we're guessing someone would have to find out how to travel across universes for this to happen. If this is one of the big plans Warner Bros. has in mind, then it is going to take some doing.
Keeping the multiverse under control in the comics is hard enough, so we can guess how difficult it would be to pull it off in live action.
Whenever we hear about DC's multiverse coming together, whether it be on the big screen or on TV, we can't help but think about Crisis on Infinite Earths. This is a story where almost every single hero from all universes combined to fight against the Anti-Monitor. He was so powerful that even Darkseid intervened in the last few minutes of the battle to help defeat him.
At the end of the day, Supergirl died as she was in a battle with the Anti-Monitor and ultimately lost. Barry Allen also died after putting a stop to the Anti-Monitor's backup plan.
After the death of Allen, Wally West took up the mantle as the next Flash, and he stayed that way for the next 23 years. Yes, it took that long for DC to bring back Barry Allen.
The whole Crisis on Infinite Earths thing is complicated, and we are not sure if DC can pull this off. However, if Warner Bros. is serious, it could work out, and it would make fans happier than they have ever been.