A number of guest stars from “infinite Earths” appeared in the opening moments of this year’s DC TV crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths on The CW, and if you’re wondering who was who — and who showed up — you’ve come to the right place. Who were those guest stars that we saw briefly?
Please note that only the opening moments of Crisis on Infinite Earths Hour One are discussed here, and there will be spoilers.
“End of the World” Guy (Earth-38): Wil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton is probably best known for his role as “Wesley Crusher” on Star Trek: The Next Generation as a teenager, and later, he appeared on The Big Bang Theory in a recurring role where he played an exaggerated version of himself. Who better to prophesize disaster than a guy who survived Star Trek: TNG Season 2?
Alexander Knox (Earth-89): Robert Wuhl
This one’s a deep cut: Robert Wuhl played Alexander Knox, a reporter from the Gotham Globe who believed in Batman, in Tim Burton’s classic Batman film from 1989 which starred Michael Keaton. Here, we see him reading a newspaper from that world! At one point paparazzi photos showed a newspaper bearing Michael Keaton’s likeness but apparently that was not approved, and yes, that was Blake Neely and his expert score people appropriating Danny Elfman’s legendary Batman theme.
The Ray (Earth-X): Russell Tovey
First appearing in the Crisis on Earth-X crossover, Russell Tovey’s Ray was one of the freedom fighters of his Nazi-ruled Earth. Look for more of The Ray in the Crisis on Infinite Earths tie-in comic book.
Dick Grayson (Earth-66): Burt Ward
From Batman 1966 comes the original Robin himself, Burt Ward, with a variation of the Neal Hefti theme song. And yes, that was Ace the Bat-Hound.
This one may have been the biggest surprises of the hour, as it had been debated for months if the Titans would be appearing — and it turns out, yes, the Titans were in Crisis on Infinite Earths, in the form of Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Robin (Curran Walters). New episodes of Titans are available on the DC Universe streaming service. This marks the first time we have explicitly seen a Robin in the “Arrowverse,” and there’s yet another connection: Alan Ritchson played Aquaman on Smallville, and, funny enough, he previously denied that he would be appearing, though to be fair, he was asked about Aquaman.
This is just the beginning… stay tuned for a guest cast list every night that Crisis on Infinite Earths is a thing, here at KSiteTV!