Fan art unites the heroes of Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning in the style of the Justice League San Diego Comic-Con poster. While Warner Bros. is gearing up to premiere their blockbuster adaptation of DC Comics’ most famous superhero team this fall, The CW has been developing their small screen DC-inspired universe since Arrow premiered in 2012. Since then, Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) has been joined by a whole host of heroes across the network’s four – soon to be five – DC Comics series. They’ll unite once again this year for The CW’s annual Arrowverse crossover, titled ‘Crisis on Earth-X’, which will air in late November.
As of now, Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning (Cress Williams) isn’t expected to appear in the Arrowverse crossover. Black Lightning won’t premiere until early 2018, and the series will reportedly be kept separate from The CW’s other DCTV shows – at least, for the time being. Still, this year’s Arrowverse crossover is set to include all the major heroes from The CW’s live-action DCTV series, as well as their animated offerings set in the superhero universe. Now, fan art for the Arrowverse recreates a Justice League poster using the DCTV heroes.
Digital artist Timetravel6000v2 created a new piece that unites Ray Palmer aka The Atom (Brandon Routh), Green Arrow, Black Lightning, Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin), and Kara Danvers aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) in a one-sheet done in the style of the Justice League Comic-Con poster. Take a look at two versions of the poster below:
Of course, Timetravel6000v2’s art isn’t the first fan-made recreation of this particular Justice League poster. Shortly after it debuted during SDCC, a fan put an Avengers spin on the poster as a preview of Marvel Studios’ upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. It’s not surprising that this Justice League poster has inspired so many recreations considering the original is itself an homage to classic DC Comics artwork created by artist Alex Ross.
As for Timetravel6000v2’s DCTV poster, it’s not indicative of this year’s Arrowverse crossover and is, of course, simply some fun and striking art featuring some of The CW’s most beloved superheroes. Still, it will no doubt get fans excited for not only this year’s crossover, ‘Crisis on Earth-X’, but potential future crossovers – which could include Black Lightning depending on how successful the hero’s series turns out to be and whether the showrunners agree to lend Jefferson Pierce to next year’s Arrowverse team-up.
For now though, fans are likely looking forward to the return of The CW’s four Arrowverse series next month, as well as the series premiere of Black Lightning in early 2018.
Supergirl season 3 premieres Monday October 9 at 8pm on The CW. The Flash season 4 premieres Tuesday October 10 at 8pm, with Legends of Tomorrow season 3 premiering that same night at 9pm. Arrow season 6 premieres Thursday October 12 at 9pm. Black Lightning is expected to premiere in early 2018.
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