Taking on such a big character as the monitor is not an easy task, but LaMonica Garrett had one thing that soothed his nerves. He was the first one.
"It was reassuring to know that no one has ever attacked him, no one brought him to life," says Garrett Fandom. "Usually people have the character as a challenge, and then you have to deal with the people who played that character. Anyone who makes Joker is compared to Heath Ledger. This is the first time that someone breathes life into Monitor.
Garrett's Monitor is one of the main villains in Arrowverse's eagerly anticipated annual crossover titled "Elseworlds." The trilogy finds Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in a body-swap situation where they are the only ones who know something is wrong.) Garrett found out he plays the role after a long interview process Even after he got it, he still did not know who he would actually play in the crossover.
"I still did not know who the character was," he says Reading dummy pages, and they do not like to give out all the information, they played it pretty close to the vest, and after I got the job, I reached out and said, "I still do not know who I play." 19659002] When the showrunners said he was going to play Monitor, Garrett's experience with comics raised even more questions.
"You said [the character I’d be playing] was the monitor, and I said, 'Well, which monitor? Is it Nix Uotan , is it the modern version? "I wanted to know which direction to go. When they said it was this monitor from the crisis My head immediately went to Anti-Monitor, he went to Crisis on Infinite Earths .
Rebel with one cause
As he prepared to bring the monitor to life, of course, he turned into staples like Crisis on Infinite Earths as resources – but he also looked elsewhere for ways to inform his character.
"I researched Marlon Brando, I researched Robert De Niro, and I researched Denzel Washington."
All of these actors have a history of morally dubious character. Garrett said the best villains are those who think they are heroes, so he looked at Monitor in the crossover.
"He has his way of discussing things. In the Arrowverse version, they stick to it. He is not good or evil – it is difficult to classify him this way. He does some things that are a bit dodgy, but at the end of the crossover, you'll see that he does everything he does.
The monitor finds something else
Monitor any pollution with Green Arrow, Flash and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) will not be his first encounter with Be superheroes. A teaser at the end of last week Supergirl and The Flash showed a destroyed Earth-90 and a series of dead heroes. The only survivor is John Wesley Shipp's Flash from the 90s, who shares some words with Monitor before he leaves – presumably to warn our heroes. Garrett says the monitor is quickly interested in Green Arrow, Flash and Supergirl.
"He's looking for something else, and whoever ignites that other energy for his bigger purpose is what he's looking for," Garrett said. "Earth-90 was not the first Earth it was destroyed on and in crossover it sees something different in this hero he has not seen on other Earths and that has triggered his energy transition."
The same interest does not apply to John Deegan, a doctor in Arkham Asylum, with whom Monitor is working to deal with the heroes.
"John Deegan's means to an end," Garrett says. "Everybody visiting Monitor finds his John Deegan Person helping to do what needs to be done. "
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