Identity Crisis1 of 13
Brandon Routh as Superman, Tom Welling as Superman, Kevin Conroy as an older Bruce Wayne, Burt Ward as Dick Grayson...
Warner Bros. the CW and Greg Berlanti fulfilled every DC fan's holiday wishes this December in the Arrowverse "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover kick-off, which brought back some classic DC actors in versions of their iconic past roles.
Already a sort of 'what if the the most popular Comic-Con autograph lines and line-wide comic book crossover event had a baby,' the upcoming finale episodes of "Crisis" could still add a few names that would sweeten the pot to unprecedented (on TV) levels.
Here are 11 more actors (or pairings) we hope also get the Crisis call.
P.S. - If we missed your favorite, tell us (respectfully) who you'd like to see show up on Facebook and Twitter.
Shaquille O'Neal as Steel2 of 13
Well, he might just do it...
But, no we're kidding.
Had to get that one out of our system.
Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain as Lois and Clark3 of 13
Though Teri Hatcher didn't reprise her role as Lois & Clark's titular Lois Lane in the first Superman-centric portion of "Crisis", we're holding out hope for a surprise cameo by story's end.
After all, both she and Dean Cain have played roles in CW's Supergirl, so we know they're in the orbit.
Bring them back along with their now sorta-grown son (Jon Kent?) to round out their tale. And if you really want fans to lose it, cast Superman Returns' Tristan Lake Leabu as Jon...
With a Superman & Lois show in the works with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in the lead roles for the CW, it could be a fun way to pass the torch.
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor4 of 13
With Smallville's Tom Welling and Eria Durance having appeared as 10-years-later versions of the show's Clark Kent and Lois Lane, why not round out the core Superman trio and tap Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor?
We know he died in Smallville continuity, but this being "Crisis on Infinite Earths", why not make him the heroic Alex Luthor of Earth-3?
Perhaps the obvious window in the crossover has passed, but who knows? Maybe, if not Luthor, Rosenbaum could show up as a version of Wally West, who he voiced in the Justice League cartoon.
Yes, we know Rosenbaum said he passed on appearing in "Crisis" due to schedule conflicts... but all that said, it'd be a nice surprise, if not for "Crisis" then something else later?
David Mazouz as Gotham Batman5 of 13
David Mazouz's turn as Bruce Wayne on Fox's Gotham wrapped earlier this year, with a glimpse at a much older Batman.
So why not bring him back as a nascent hero?
Given the time-traveling Legends of Tomorrow portion of the crossover is still to come, wouldn't it be cool if Mazouz portrayed future Batman Terry McGinnis? We can dream right?
Failing that, any Gotham character would be pretty dang cool (and if Mazouz returned as Wayne, Sean Pertwee would have to come back as Alfred, right?).
Helen Slater as Supergirl6 of 13
Helen Slater has played Eliza Danvers on Supergirl for several years now - so why not close the circle and have her appear as an older Kara Zor-El in "Crisis On Infinite Earths"?
The pieces are all in place - in this case, it's just a matter of bringing them together.
Mia Sara as Harley Quinn7 of 13
The short-lived Birds of Prey TV series lives on mostly as a one-season cult classic. But it's DC-CW pedigree runs deep, having aired on CW's precursor network, the WB.
If "Crisis" is reviving previous iterations of characters for one last hurrah, we'd love to see Mia Sara reprise her role as Harleen Quinzel - and take on the mantle of Harley Quinn
Mark Hamill as the Joker8 of 13
Since Kevin Conroy played Bruce Wayne, Mark Hamill has to play Joker - 'nuff said.
He's already played a Joker-styled alt-universe Trickster in Flash.
We repeat, this has to happen.
Lee Meriwether & Julie Newmar as Catwoman9 of 13
Of the three actors who portrayed Catwoman in the 1960s Batman movie and show, both Julie Newmar (top) and Lee Meriwether (bottom) are still alive (rest in peace, Eartha Kitt) - so why not bring either or both back as Selina Kyle to pair with Ward's Dick Grayson.
Julie Newmar has already reprised her Catwoman role in voice in the Return of the Caped Crusaders animated film - so bring her back on camera too. And with the nature of "Crisis on Infinite Earths", there's plenty of room for Lee Meriwether too.
The Shazam Winnebago10 of 13
If Crisis is going to go whole DC-TV hog, the 1970s Saturday morning TV series Shazam seems like a logical inclusion.
One of the two actors who played Shazam, John Davy, passed away many years ago. The original Jackson Bostwick still makes appearances at conventions, and along with the real star of the show, Michael Gray who played Billy Batson, are certainly possibilities.
But if the CW really wants to embrace the full glory of the Multiverse with its highs and lows, the show's motorhome (which was really a 1973 Dodge Open Road and not a Winnebago) that served as the gateway to the statically-'animated' council of Immortal Elders would be a way to go.
At the very least if the Open Road doesn't appear as an easter egg it'll be nearly unforgivable.
Chris O'Donnell as Robin and/or Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl11 of 13
While more and more feature film actors are crossing the line to do TV for streaming services and premium cable, there's still a more firm line between A-list actors and network TV - and probably an uncrossable line for a network TV superhero show.
So we're not going to spend copy arguing for Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, etc. (though we're very tempted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Nightwing/Batman).
That said, Batman and Robin's Dick Grayson Chris O'Donnell has been a network TV star for years, and the same film's Batgirl Alicia Silverstone's last major credit was a short-lived 2018 TV series
Yes, we're flirting with indulging in the Hollywood caste system here, but it'd be a kick to see more DC movies represented - and truth be told it would be a lot of fun to see O'Donnell and Silverstone make good on their underserved movie roles.
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman12 of 13
Was there any doubt?
Not only is this the most logical, and arguably the coolest 'get' the crossover could pull off given the context, it also seems totally doable given Ms. Carter has an established relationship with the DC-TV verse as President Olivia Marsdin on Supergirl.
Having Carter appear as Diana (perhaps having ascended to Queen of Themiscyra) seems nearly inevitable at this point, but its inevitability would not take anything away from its appeal.
This can happen. This should happen. And fans would be all about it when it does.
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