The first part of The CW’s latest Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths brought with it a whole host of unconfirmed and unexpected cameo appearances linking the already expansive Multiverse to a wider scale of DC TV and movie properties.
Robert Wuhl as Alexander Knox
Younger audiences may not be as familiar with this cameo as the actor was last seen portraying this character in 1989 in Tim Burton’s first Batman movie starring Michael Keaton as the titular Dark Knight where Wuhl portrayed Knox who was a reporter working with Vicki Vale.
The cameo sees Knox on a bench on Earth-89 reading a Gotham City Gazette where the front-page headline is “Batman Captures Joker” with the image of Batman strongly resembling Michael Keaton in the role.
Alan Ritchson and Curran Walters as Hawk and Robin
Hawk and Robin were unexpected cameos as Titans had not been officially confirmed as being part of the crossover. However, since the show recently wrapped up its second season and a third on the horizon, it is interesting to ponder how at least two members of the team being obliterated will ramificate the future of the show.
It is also worth noting that Alan Ritchson has also previously portrayed Aquaman on Smallville, yet is not scheduled to reprise the role alongside former co-stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance
Russell Tovey as The Ray
Fans will remember Ray Terrill from his appearance in Crisis on Earth-X two years ago where he was shown to be an Earth-1 native living on the Nazi-ruled Earth-X with his now husband Leo Snart.
His cameo was literally him flying through the skies before being obliterated by antimatter but it was a nice addition for fans of both the character and actor.
Burt Ward as Dick Grayson
“Holy crimson skies of death!” was enough to draw attention to the fact that veteran Robin actor Burt Ward was the elderly gentleman walking his dog on Earth-66 before being obliterated by antimatter.
This would be Ward’s first appearance as an elderly version of the Boy Wonder since his tenure beginning in 1966 alongside the late-great Adam West.
Will Wheaton as a Doomsday Prophet
This may not be a DC character, but sci-fi actor Will Wheaton has lent his vocal talents to DC before with an appearance on the animated Teen Titans series as Aqualad.
Griffin Newman as the Trivia Host
Again, not a DC character, but Griffin Newman has also portrayed the long-suffering Arthur Everest on The Tick which ended this year. Here he portrays a seemingly suffering trivia night host where we first find Sara Lance and Ray Palmer before they are summoned into action by Harbinger.
Crisis on Infinite Earths continues with Batwoman tonight at 8pm on The CW.
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