One DC Hero Who Isn't Part Of The Big Arrow-verse Crossover

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As pictures and trailers for the upcoming Arrow-verse crossover continue to flood the web, it's hard not to get excited about what will be the biggest superhero team up on The CW to date. While fans can expect a massive roster, it appears that not all of the DC heroes we know from the shows will receive an invite to Barry and Iris' wedding. This news comes courtesy of Supergirl actor David Harewood, who said that J'onn J'onzz will not be along for the ride when the villains from Earth X attack:

I didn't, no, which is a shame. But you know there'll be no J'onn J'onzz in the crossovers, and people get very upset about that. It's how it is.

David Harewood, who shared the info with CBR, sounds a bit bummed out to be excluded. Harewood didn't offer a reason as to why his hero won't be attending, although given the character's little contact with Barry Allen and Iris West, it's easy to see why his name might be left off the guest list. Additionally, it takes a considerable amount of CGI to put J'onn J'onzz in action, and with every major hero having an evil counterpart, that's an expense perhaps the showrunners opted out of spending on for the mega-crossover.

While disappointing, it won't be all that weird that J'onn J'onzz isn't invited to Barry and Iris' wedding. After all, J'onzz is the director of the D.E.O., and with Supergirl gone, someone is going to need to hold down the fort. Especially with some spoilery teases regarding what will happen with Supergirl following the crossover event, National City might be better served if at least one hero is watching its back.

If the Martian Manhunter is a little upset he wasn't invited to the party, he can at least take solace in knowing he's not the only one. It's already been reported Black Lightning won't appear in this crossover, although considering his series doesn't premiere until the midseason, that much seemed fairly obvious. As for other Supergirl cast members who won't be attending, Lena Luthor is out as well as Katie McGrath mentions Lena not knowing Kara is Supergirl would make her appearance problematic.

The Arrow-verse mega crossover is set to premiere Monday, November 27th beginning at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. With two hours of the special airing on that night and two hours on the next night, it should be some of the greatest nights in television for Arrow-verse fans yet. For a look at what other shows will be premiering before the end of 2017, check out our fall premiere guide, or hop ahead to our midseason premiere guide to see when all your favorite shows return from winter break. For a look at some shows that got canceled throughout the year, visit our cancellation guide.

Mick Joest
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