It all started months ago as word spread with the then-rumor that Lucifer’s Tom Ellis was on the set filming something for “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” CinemaBlend’s Mick Joest even included it in his list of the 10 best rumors and reveals about the crossover. Well, the proof is in the episode, and Ellis definitely brought his Netflix show’s title character to The CW event.
Tom Ellis’ eventful appearance on The Flash included Lucifer helping John Constantine, John Diggle, Sara Lance, and Mia Smoak save Mia’s dad, Oliver Queen, from Purgatory. Making the moment a surprise to some was that Tom Ellis had tried to keep fans in the dark about his “Crisis on Infinite Earths” appearance. He even debunked the rumors, but now he is clearing the air. Ellis told ET:
When I went to go and shoot the scene, we were talking on set beforehand -- myself and Matt Ryan -- and we were like, ‘This is so exciting. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could keep this a secret for the fans until they actually see it onscreen that night?’ Of course, these days that's not that possible with social media at all. I think there were a few people hanging around the set who noticed that I was there and put stuff out that I was going to be in it, so I kind of was like, ‘I would still really like to surprise some people.’ So that is why.
The devil did not make him do it! Trying to keep the Arrow-verse crossover’s secrets did! In spite of his best attempts at secrecy, Tom Ellis’ cameo got spoiled. Although, many probably did not entirely believe Lucifer would show up until they saw him on-screen. Fans of the Netflix series definitely did not want to miss his appearance.
There may have been a significant reveal for the Netflix series, so Lucifer’s fifth and final season should hold the key to finding out. As for Tom Ellis’ cover story about actually being in Vancouver to go to a friend’s birthday party, as with any good magic trick, truth and deception were close neighbors. Ellis revealed:
I was actually genuinely there for my friend’s birthday… I was just economical with the truth.
“Economical with the truth” has got to be on a t-shirt at some point, am I right? It turns out that there was a dual purpose to Tom Ellis’ trip to Vancouver. Like the various shows involved in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, it is a tangled web! Whatever you think of the crossover’s impact, it has undoubtedly gotten fans speculating!
It's worth noting that there was one shocking appearance that did not quite come together for “Crisis on Infinite Earths” -- Nicolas Cage! Yes, he was almost in it! Unfortunately, he wasn't able to appear, but Lucifer definitely did! But brace yourselves, because more of the Arrow-verse crossover is on its way!
The Arrow-verse crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will continue next year on The CW, ending with Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, both of which air on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The crossover event is one of the things airing new this winter. The first half of Lucifer Season 5 is expected in 2020 on Netflix, along with lots of other shows.