While we may not have any more superhero shows this week as Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow are on hiatus this week, The CW has just released an extended trailer for next week’s highly anticipated crossover event to tide us over!
The 2 minute video drops numerous hints at the upcoming battle with Aliens called the Dominators. With the Legends involved, you can bet that something has to be affecting the timeline. In the trailer, we see the dominators kidnap soldiers in a battlefield from, what it seems to be, the past. Perhaps this invasion is occurring at different time periods all at once?
Given that this event will intersect with Arrow’s widely publicised 100th episode, we will see fan favourite Laurel Lance returning. In the trailer, there is a scene showing Oliver in some kind of alien pod which would hint that all this could be taking place in an alternate reality.
While most of what’s mentioned is pure speculation, what we can clearly see is Thea Queen returning as Red Arrow/Speedy. Following the previous season’s climatic finale, Thea decided that being a vigilante just wasn’t for her and needed some time off and Arrow hasn’t really been the same since. This alien invasion is the perfect opportunity for Thea to return to the Arrow team permanently!
Taking inspiration from the 1988 comic book event miniseries Invasion!, the massive event is reported to be revolving around aliens assembled by The Dominators descending on Earth who they have deemed a threat due to the rise in heroes and meta-humans. Furthermore, they also intend on weaponising humanity’s “metagene” to create a super-race of Dominators which seems to be what Cadmus is up to in Supergirl. In fact, this invasion seems to be thematically similar to the second season of Young Justice who had The Reach instead of The Dominators. Come to think of it, if they had used The Reach, it would have opened the door to adding Blue Beetle to the Arrowverse!
Despite the multitudes of images and these trailers being released, you can bet that this 4-part event will hold more surprises.
Invasion! begins with Supergirl on Monday on The CW!
Check out the trailer below: