The 2018 Arrowverse crossover - titled "Elseworlds" and featuring The CW DC TV shows Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl - unveils its first poster. Each year, The CW unites the heroes of its DC Comics-based television series for an annual crossover event. Starting off with only Arrow and The Flash, it's grown to include characters from Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. (Fellow DC-based series, Black Lightning, has not yet participated in a crossover.) However, this year will be a little different.
The Arrowverse crossover is officially titled "Elseworlds," and it will only include characters from Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. Meanwhile, Legends of Tomorrow will have a crossover with itself, but will sit out "Elseworlds." However, the 2018 crossover won't be lacking in heroes. It will also see the return of Supergirl's Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) - in a black Superman suit, no less - and introduce both Ruby Rose's Batwoman and Elizabeth Tulloch's Lois Lane. Now, the first official poster for Elseworlds has debuted.
Arrow star Stephen Amell unveiled the poster for "Elseworlds" on Twitter. The one-sheet features himself and The Flash star Grant Gustin swapping suits. However, they may not have only swapped suits, but entire superhero identities. In addition to the poster, Amell tweeted, "My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive." Take a look at the poster below.
In a follow-up tweet, Amell assured fans the poster is real since, as he claimed, he's wearing the Flash costume while he tweets. See his tweet below.
Based on Amell's comment along with the poster, it appears "Elseworlds" will feature the actor playing the role of Barry Allen aka. The Flash. That would mean Gustin will take on the part of Oliver Queen aka. Green Arrow (though, of course, at this point in Arrow season 7, Oliver isn't the Green Arrow). However, it's still unclear what "Elseworlds" means for the Arrowverse crossover. In the comics, Elseworlds stories are completely unrelated to the main canon. But, if the event is setting up The CW's in-development Batwoman TV show and they want the character to return for future crossovers, then "Elseworlds" must connect to the other shows' continuities somehow.
Although this new poster for the Arrowverse crossover raises a great deal of questions, it provides few answers. In fact, perhaps the only answer it offers is in response to fans wondering if they'd ever get to see Amell and Gustin switch places - and the answer is, apparently, yes. As the two most established heroes of The CW's DC TV universe, and the stars of the network's longest running current superhero shows, The Flash and Arrow switching places undoubtedly intrigues fans. But, those hoping to see The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl unite with Superman and Batwoman on the "Elseworlds" poster may be a little disappointed.
Still, there's plenty of time before the Arrowverse crossover kicks off in December, so a poster of the five main heroes teaming up together may yet be released. For now, fans can speculate about why Gustin and Amell have switched suits and identities for this "Elseworlds" poster.
The Arrowverse's "Elseworlds" crossover event kicks off with The Flash on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8pm ET, then continues with Arrow on Monday Dec. 10 at 8pm ET, and concludes with Supergirl on Tuesday Dec. 11 at 8pm ET.
Source: Stephen Amell/Twitter