Add another character to the growing roster of Arrowverse’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, as Stephen Lobo has been cast as Jim Corrigan.
It seems like “Crisis on Infinite Earths” will already have every superhero from every universe imaginable in it, and it is certainly well on its way to becoming the most anticipated crossover in quite some time. Somehow, though, a way was found to squeeze Jim Corrigan, aka The Spectre, into the story. Stephen Lobo’s previous credits include Continuum and Supernatural, and it will be interesting to see what his presence as Corrigan brings to the story. It should be noted that it is not known if The Spectre will also appear, or just Corrigan.
A brief background for those not familiar with the character:
In Comics, Detective Jim Corrigan first debuted in More Fun Comics #52 in 1940. He becomes The Specter when, on his way to his engagement party, Corrigan is murdered, stuffed into a barrel of cement and thrown into the water. His spirit is refused entry into the afterlife and he’s sent back to Earth by an entity called “The Voice,” bonded with the “Spirit of Vengeance” with a mission to destroy evil. The character has undergone some revisions over the years, but what’s interesting about The Spectre in terms of the upcoming Crisis event is the comic book story the event is based upon, the Spectre fought the Anti-Monitor.
So it appears likely that Lobo’s Corrigan will have quite the amount of work to do once he appears in the upcoming crossover.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” is scheduled to begin on December 8, starting with that evening’s episode of Supergirl.