Behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the Arrowverse's upcoming Elseworlds crossover indicate that there will be scenes at Kent Farm in Smallville. The yearly event for The CW's collection of superhero TV shows is usually a lot of fun, and it looks like this year will be no exception, with a recent poster showing Barry Allen wearing the Green Arrow costume, and Oliver Queen wearing the Flash costume.
Elseworlds, the title of the crossover, refers to a DC Comics imprint that focuses on stories outside of the main continuity, allowing writers to experiment with alternative timelines and alternative universes. This year's TV crossover will consist of an episode each of Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash (unlike previous years, Legends of Tomorrow won't be included), and will also feature the return of Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent, who will be wearing a black Superman costume.
Now, two behind-the-scenes photos shared by the cast strongly indicate that we're going to see where Superman grew up: the Kent family farm, in the sleepy rural town of Smallville. Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen, posted a photo of farmland with a fence surrounding it, and Hoechlin posted a photo of himself with Supergirl star Melissa Benoist and Elizabeth Tulloch, who will be playing Lois Lane, in the same location. Check out both photos below.
There's an outside chance that these photos are from a completely unrelated farm that the Kryptonian cousins just happen to end up at, but otherwise it's pretty safe to assume that Elseworlds will involve a trip to Smallville. There's been no word yet of Jonathan or Martha Kent being cast in the crossover, but don't be surprised if one or both of those characters end up being confirmed soon.
The town of Smallville was made particularly famous by the TV show of the same name, which ran from 2001-2011 and starred Tom Welling as a young Clark Kent, navigating his teenage years and learning to control his powers. Interestingly, a recent report claims that The CW is developing a Superman TV show starring Hoechlin, and that the Elseworlds crossover will serve as a backdoor pilot. If that is the case, then going back to Kent Farm makes a lot of sense.
Not much is yet known about the plot of Elseworlds, though we do know that Green Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash will end up heading to Gotham City to deal with the villainous John Deegan, a doctor at Arkham Asylum. While in Gotham they'll run into Batwoman, played by Ruby Rose, who is making her debut in the crossover before going on to star in her own TV show.
The Elseworlds crossover will air on The CW over three nights, December 9-11, at 9/8c.