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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Monitor Is Coming To DC TV

One of the biggest DC characters in history is coming to this season's Arrowverse crossover.

LaMonica Garrett has been cast in the role of The Monitor - one of the cosmic characters at the heart of the universe-shaping miniseries Crisis On Infinite Earths.

Garrett, who has also appeared on The Last Ship and Designated Survivor, will be playing Mar Novu, an extraterrestrial being of infinite power known as the Monitor. The Monitor was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez as part of DC Comics’ 50th Anniversary.  Mr. Pérez will be illustrating a sketch of the Monitor that plays a prominent role in the crossover’s story.

In DC Comics lore, The Monitor is a cosmic being birthed on the lifeless world of Oa after the creation of the Multiverse, the Monitor holds great power and near-infinite knowledge of the Multiverse. His history is pretty complex, and was made further complicated by 2006’s Infinite Crisis and 2008’s Final Crisis. However, his most noteworthy characteristic may be that he has a twin. The massively destructive Anti-Monitor was born at the same time as the Monitor, and it was the Anti-Monitor’s attack on the DC Multiverse and the Monitor’s attempts to stop him that form the heart of Wolfman and Pérez’s classic miniseries.

This is just the latest piece of the puzzle that is this season's DC TV crossover event.

Earlier today, The CW announced that the three night story would be titled Elseworlds - although it is currently unknown what this title means for the Arrowverse crossover.

The event will span over three nights and include new episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl respectively. While official plot details are unknown, what we do know is that Dr. John Deegan’s machinations at Arkham Asylum draw Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl to Gotham City.

Batwoman, Superman, Lois Lane and Nora Fries will also feature.

The event kicks off on Sunday, December 9th with The Flash at 8pm, followed by a brand new episode of Arrow on Monday, December 10th at 8pm and concludes on Tuesday, December 11th with a brand new episode of Supergirl at 8pm.

Source: DC Comics

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