In a way, Oliver Queen should consider himself lucky. I said “in a way.” He’s spent the bulk of this most recent season of Arrow incarcerated and behind bars. As of the most recent episode, he’s now free, just in time for the next of the DCCW crossover events that begins a week from tomorrow. And all of the promos have shown him switching places with Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen and taking on the life of the Fastest Man Alive. Sure, Oliver might have wanted a life outside of prison, but this is probably unlike anything he ever expected.
The promos that have aired in-between each of the DCCW shows have given us a sense of the story that will bring together Oliver, Barry, Kara, Clark, and the introduction of Ruby Rose’s Batwoman, but a quick promo over on the Twitter for The Flash gave fans a quick taste of what’s to come. In the brief video, we see Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen suddenly become Stephen Amell’s… Barry Allen. It’s brief enough to know that something’s off about this timeline, and I’m not talking about Barry messing with the timeline again, either.
Here, have a look at Oliver abandoning the bow and arrow and wear the Flash suit in the quick Elseworlds video below:
— The Flash (@CW_TheFlash) December 1, 2018
Again, it will be interesting to see just what it is that brings the heroes together, given that there’s been no giant indication or common thread throughout Supergirl, Arrow, or The Flash thus far. While Arrow and The Flash have both name-dropped Gotham City as of recent, what is it that will unite these heroes and leads to their lives being turned upside down? We’ll see. With this upcoming week being the last one until the crossover itself, hopefully we get a sense of what will lead us into Elseworlds.
What have you thought of the promos for Elseworlds so far? Are you looking forward to the crossover? Let us know in the comments below.
The Arrowverse “Elseworlds” crossover starts on Sunday, December 9 with The Flash, continues on December 10 with Arrow, and concludes with Supergirl on December 11. The special will air on the CW.
Elseworlds Crossover Photos Offer New Looks At Lois, Clark, & The Monitor
The CW has released several new photos from the upcoming Elseworlds crossover that include Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and The Monitor.
The upcoming Arrowverse crossover will find Barry Allen and Oliver Queen switching identities due to unknown circumstances, sending them on a journey that will see them meet Superman, Lois Lane, and The Monitor. Now, new photos from the Elseworlds event reveal a new look at the Monitor and Lois & Clark on the Kent farm in Smallville.
You can check out the first photo below and click next to continue the gallery!
You can read the official synopsis for the first part of the crossover below!
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.