After two months of denying his appearance on Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC Comics fans spotted Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar in Part Three. So, what does this mean for the future of Lucifer?
In Crisis on Infinite Earths part three, Lucifer Morningstar, played by Tom Ellis, met John Constantine on Earth-666.
After photographs emerged earlier this year of Tom Ellis on the Crisis on Infinite Earths set, Ellis was quick to deny rumours he was taking part.
Instead, Ellis lied to fans, claiming he was simply visiting old friends.
Last night, Ellis took to Twitter to apologise about keeping his cameo appearance a secret from fans. He wrote: “Ok I’m sorry I fibbed about being in #CrisisOnInfinteEarths !!! BUT we were desperately trying to keep it a surprise but then, unfortunately, some paparazzi spoiled the surprise…so…it was a mild attempt to put the genie back in the bottle.#lucifer however, does not lie.”
In Crisis of Infinite Earths part three, Constantine, Mia (Katherine McNamara) and Diggle (David Ramsey) arrived on Earth to ask Lucifer for help to get to Purgatory.
They turned up outside Lucifer’s famous nightclub, Lux in Los Angeles. Initially, Lucifer is reluctant to help but eventually agrees to assist Constantine as a favour for once helping his close friend, Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt).
However, it was left unknown exactly how Lucifer, Maze and Constatine know each other. As a result, many fans are hoping this will mean Constantine will appear in the fifth series of Lucifer, set to premiere next year.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Tom Ellis teased Constantine’s appearance in the new series of Lucifer.
He said: “He [Lucifer] is very irreverent with our characters when they turn up in the scene and obviously, with Constantine, there is some history there.“ He added: “There’s a begrudging sort of admiration amongst the two of them, I think.“
However, the Lucifer fans see in Crisis on Infinite Earths is five years younger than the Lucifer fans know from the Netflix series, so how the timelines will re-align for season five remains an issue.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Ellis said: “We’re playing it as if it’s in the five years before the show, Lucifer, started, so when Lucifer spent five years in LA before meeting the detective and all those things unfolding.
“This is him in his proper playboy, don’t-give-a-damn-about-anything stage in his life.“
Earlier this year, Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson spoke about Constantine appearing in Lucifer season four. After fans questioned Henderson about the crossover in season 4 on Twitter, he responded: “Honestly, now that he’s a part of the Arrowverse (which I think is so cool!), I’m not even sure if it’d be possible.
“Also, we would need a story worthy of that combo. So not this season, but you never know!“
Fans also took to Twitter to express their shock Lucifer appeared in Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Three. One fan wrote: “Guys this two-minute scene just gave me so much life. Lucifer Morningstar is really my favourite fictional character ever to exist. He’s the love of my life. I miss him like crazy.”
A second fan tweeted: “Holy mother of all that is holy!!!!
Lucifer Morningstar and Constantine in ONE SCENE!!!!!
#CrisisOnInfiniteEarths is now the BEST crossover for me!”
A third fan wrote: “@tomellis17 in the role of Lucifer Morningstar #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths In the crossover is the best thing you could see!
“Tom Ellis was born to make this character !!!!!!”