Right now, the next major Arrowverse crossover, “Elseworlds,” has so much going for it that it’s becoming a chore to even list all of the details.
In short, much of the appeal comes in the form of Ruby Rose’s debut as Batwoman, not to mention Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell trading places as the Flash and Green Arrow. And if that weren’t enough, Tyler Hoechlin makes his long awaited return as Superman.
Actually, there’s been more talk surrounding the Last Son of Krypton than usual, perhaps due to the fact that he’ll be suiting up in the black costume which somehow eluded the DC Extended Universe. Interestingly enough, the classic red and blue will also be on display as well, a reality that’s once again been confirmed via some set photos found below.
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Thanks to YVRShoots on Twitter, we’re able to see Hoechlin’s iteration of Big Blue catching a falling Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), a practice that seems to be a cornerstone in the couple’s relationship across all forms of media. One can only wonder if there’ll be a dialogue exchange paying tribute to Superman: The Movie.
At this point, the reason behind the Man of Steel donning multiple costumes is anybody’s guess, but my gut tells me the black suit’s appearance may be due to some influence taken from Dan Jurgens’ Superman: Lois and Clark comics which were published not long before the Rebirth era kicked off. I could be wrong, sure, but there’s probably not much time to cover the whole “Death and Return” arc over the course of a three-night event, which is an alternative theory being tossed around on social media.
This fall’s Arrowverse crossover begins on Sunday, December 9 with The Flash, continues on Monday, December 10 with Arrow, and wraps up on Tuesday, December 11 with Supergirl.