‘Arrow’ Producer Reveals What ‘Elseworlds’ Was Almost Titled

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Arrow consulting producer Marc Guggenheim revealed in a new interview what the Elseworlds crossover was almost titled.

The name “Elseworlds” comes from the name of comics like Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, Superman: Red Son, and other stories that take place outside of the main DC continuity. The latest Arrowverse crossover featured Oliver and Barry switching superhero roles and antagonist John Deegan becoming a black-suited Superman, in an alternate reality. However, Elseworlds wasn’t always the title for the crossover.

Guggenheim revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the crossover was initially titled Identity Crisis, the same name as Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales’s 2004 seven-issue series. Guggenheim shared why they decided to ultimately call it something something else:

“The problem is that ‘Identity Crisis’ is another, different iconic DC story. While the title would work perfectly for this, it would really be false advertising, because we’re obviously not doing the Brad Meltzer, Rags Morales Identity Crisis story.”

Guggenheim went on to say that they could adapt the Identity Crisis storyline someday in the Arrowverse.

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THE BATTLE CONCLUDES — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) engage in the battle of their lives. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Derek Simon & Robert Rovner (#409).

Elseworlds stars Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell, Melissa Benoist, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Tom Cavanagh, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Kirk Acevedo, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jesse Rath, David Harewood, Tyler Hoechlin, LaMonica Garrett, Elizabeth Tulloch, and Jeremy Davies.

The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earth‘s event will air in 2019.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

New ‘Elseworlds’ Stills Include A New Look At Ruby Rose As Batwoman

Some brand new stills from the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event entitled Elseworlds have hit the web, courtesy of The CW. The new stills in particular give us a brand new look at actress Ruby Rose as Batwoman as well as some new images of our beloved heroes Green Arrow (Grant Gustin), The Flash (Stephen Amell) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).

The new image of Ruby Rose as Batwoman gives us yet another exciting look at the character that will help showcase Gotham City to the Arrowverse through this exciting narrative. You can check out the new stills in the gallery by clicking “Next”.

What do you make of these new stills from the Elseworlds crossover? Are you excited to see Ruby Rose as Batwoman for the first time? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the Arrowverse.

Here is the synopsis for the first chapter of the Elseworlds event:

EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.

The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.

All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.