The CW’s Arrowverse simply wrapped up its formidable five-part “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. The world of The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman — sure, a singular “world” now — won’t ever be the identical. And it appears to be like like consolidating The CW’s superhero lineup is only the start of the adjustments forward.
The occasions of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” have resulted in a ton of little adjustments all through the Arrowverse. However, followers most likely didn’t anticipate one of many first issues Legends of Tomorrow would deliver to the desk is an acknowledgment of an actor well-known for enjoying a sure chatty Marvel character.
The gag featured on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’
The time-hopping heroes of Legends of Tomorrow have encountered lots of unusual issues over time. With a revolving door of crew members and a looser narrative focus than its sister reveals, the sequence has at all times felt just like the one keen to roll the cube on one thing bizarre. Even so, one of the weird turns was the season three introduction of Beebo.
Within the Arrowverse, this fuzzy creature has turn out to be an in-universe pop cultural landmark. Beebo is predicated on the fictional Cuddle Me Beebo toy, a transparent analog for the real-life toy sensation Tickle Me Elmo. The Legends’ encounters with Beebo embrace a romp by means of the Viking Age. But by the appears to be like of it, Beebo may get much more airtime inside the Arrowverse.
Ben Diskin has performed Beebo in all his appearances. The veteran voice actor has labored on numerous animated tasks and video video games over time. He even presently voices each Gonzo and Rizzo on the Muppet Babies reboot. However, a sly gag in a latest Legends of Tomorrow episode playfully teases one other actor would possibly step into the function.
Who is ready to play Beebo within the Arrowverse?
The Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 premiere — titled “Meet the Legends” — doesn’t characteristic Beebo prominently. But the crew behind the present snuck in a reference anyway. During information footage of a congressional listening to, the ticker tape on the backside of the display reads, “Ryan Reynolds to star in Detective Beebo live-action movie.”
We don’t anticipate Reynolds — who famously performs Marvel’s Deadpool — to affix the Arrowverse anytime quickly. Rather, the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it joke refers to Reynolds’ real-life starring function because the voice of the titular furball in 2019’s Detective Pikachu. The first live-action Pokémon film, that launch introduced in $431 million worldwide.
Of course, Reynolds has a historical past with DC Comics. The actor starred as Hal Jordan in 2011’s infamous misfire Green Lantern. Ever since, the movie has been the butt of numerous jokes, a lot of which come from Reynolds himself. So it’s good to see the Arrowverse combine him again into the DC fold in some small means.
Beebo may play a extra outstanding function
More than simply an Easter egg for followers, the Beebo-centric gag may point out a continued and even elevated function for the character going ahead. After all, The Flash teased the eventual look of Darren Criss’s Music Meister lengthy earlier than he confirmed up on-screen. Perhaps then the Arrowverse has greater plans in thoughts for Beebo.
To that finish, Beebo — or, not less than, an phantasm of him — served as the primary problem the Arrowverse heroes united to tackle after resolving the “Crisis On Infinite Earths.” Could this be an indication of issues to return? Beebo looks like a wierd alternative for a villain at this important second. So don’t be shocked to see Beebo’s affect proceed to reverberate all through the Arrowverse.