Melissa Benoist shares details on Supergirl's role in this year's Arrowverse crossover titled "Elseworlds." As usual, the yearly event will tell an overarching narrative that'll be tackled over the course of three nights with Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl all taking part, while DC's Legends of Tomorrow skips the big affair.
Despite the narrative implication of the subtitle for this year's special, the events of "Elseworlds" will supposedly fit in the existing canon. As far as what's revealed about the crossover, there's so much to go through in the three-night superhero bonanza, starting with the introduction of Ruby Rose's Kate Kane aka. Batwoman. It'll also deal with the upcoming threat brought about by The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), who's the evil behind the destruction of Earth-90's reality. And of course, the much-talked about swap between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) as the Green Arrow and the Flash. Amidst all this, one thing remains unknown: Kara's role in all this commotion
Speaking with CBR during a set visit, Benoist talked about how Supergirl factors into the crisis stemming from the persona switch between Oliver and Barry. As it turns out, Kara will be one of the first ones to really lend a helping hand to her troubled friends, as she immediately recognizes how they're living in each other's bodies, unlike most of their allies.
"What I liked the most about this year's crossover, I think, more than any other crossover that we've done so far -- aside from the musical episode, which was my favorite; I had so much fun doing that one -- but this one was so fun in particular because it really was the triad, so to speak, the three of us. Kara plays a really fun role in this dilemma that Barry and Oliver find themselves in. She's the only one that really recognizes them for who they are in this Freaky Friday situation, and it's really comedic. The whole thing. I think people will really get a kick out of it."
Before Benoist's comments, many were wondering how the Girl of Steel would factor into this whole crisis, as much of her show's narrative will likely focus on the return of her cousin Superman. As seen in various set photos, the crossover will not only mark Tyler Hoechlin's return as the Man of Steel, but fans will also learn more about him, with the appearance of the Kent family farm and the introduction of Arrowverse's version of Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch). Looking at the bigger "Elseworlds" picture, Superman will be a key character, as the dark suit-wearing counterpart of the superhero will play a pivotal role in the upcoming TV special. Not much is known about how two versions of the Last Son of Krypton will come to be, but it's safe to say that it's part of Deegan and the Monitor's attempt to mess with the current reality.
One wonders how Supergirl is able to decipher right away what's happening between the Green Arrow and the Flash. Perhaps it's due to the fact that she's from a different reality altogether, and The Monitor has yet to make his move against her own universe. Otherwise, it also might be because she's a more powerful superhero. Regardless, she, alongside Superman, will surely be a big help to Earth-1's heroes in navigating the tricky situation they're in.
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.