Now that we’ve seen three out of five chapters making up The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” epic, I’m sure each of you have your own favorite guest star to name. For some, seeing Tom Welling return as Smallville‘s iteration of Clark Kent was the cat’s pajamas, while others might have dug seeing Ashley Scott as the Huntress one last time. However, the more diabolical of the lot no doubt dug Tom Ellis’ surprise cameo as Lucifer Morningstar.
Believe it or not, Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson had wanted the titular character to somehow crossover with the Arrowverse from the longest time, confessing the following to Entertainment Weekly:
“A year ago when they announced ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ I called the executive of DC and I’m like, ‘If there are infinite earths, that means Lucifer‘s on one of them. And I don’t know if they’d already thought of it. I still haven’t actually asked Marc Guggenheim. I’ve been meaning to. I don’t know what was the chicken and the egg, but all I know is like that has been something that I’ve been wanting to do ever since I heard it happened and I can’t believe we actually did it. It’s the coolest thing.”
Those who tuned in saw how Henderson was granted his wish when John Diggle, Mia Smoak and John Constantine visited Earth-666. In my view, the scene they shared with Lucifer was pretty darn cool, and it sure would be sweet to see more stuff like that.
Of course, Constantine was naturally the one to provide the connection between the Fallen One and the Arrowverse, with Henderson also saying this:
“I have theories [about Lucifer and Constantine’s past relationship] and we should explore it in the spin-off.”
Let it be made clear that he was only joking and there are no actual plans for a Lucifer-related spinoff starring Constantine. Still, fingers remain crossed for more overlap down the line.
For more with these characters, be sure to catch John Constantine when Legends of Tomorrow commences its fifth season by concluding the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” saga on Tuesday, January 14th on The CW. Lucifer, meanwhile, will see its fifth and final season drop on Netflix sometime in 2020.