It looks like Oliver Queen’s days as the Green Arrow may have come to an end as we approach the final two episodes of The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. I, for one, am stoked to see how this epic crossover wraps up. There’s a lot at stake going into the final home stretch, and it’s unclear how this will all play out.
But perhaps the biggest mystery involves Oliver Queen, who is dead…sort of? Last we checked, the Lazarus Pit had brought him back, but he’s still not quite himself. This is usually the case after one takes a dip in the Lazarus Pit and returns from the grave but loses his or her soul.
Thanks to Constantine, Oliver was pulled out of Purgatory, but will this new Oliver be the one we know? It seems unlikely based on the first look at Oliver’s transformation into Spectre. He looks even gloomier and sadder than usual, doesn’t he?
He sort of looks like he’s still dead. I’m not sure I’m feeling this version of Oliver, especially given we have just a handful of episodes left of Arrow.
To give a quick background on who and what the Spectre is, refer back to the moment where Oliver is found in Purgatory and a man named Jim Corrigan pops up. In the Comics, Corrigan is the one and only Spectre, but it looks like that mantle is being handed off to Oliver.
This was a huge reveal, because if Oliver Queen is indeed the Spectre, he’s basically untouchable. DC Comics fans know just how powerful the Spectre is, and beating him is pretty darn tough. But could Oliver be a new and improved version of the Spectre? Maybe he’ll use his newfound powers for good? Looking at that poster, I don’t know if that will be the case. Luckily, we’ll find out next week when “Crisis on Infinite Earths” wraps up!
And just in case you’re feeling down in the dumps about Arrow’s final season, we’ve got some good news for you: The CW has renewed all of its superhero shows (thank goodness!) including DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman and Black Lightning.
That’s a huge relief and an indicator that we may have more crossovers to look forward to in the future. Although they will likely never measure up to “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”