Fun New Promo Image and Story Details Revealed For The Arrowverse "Elseworlds" Crossover
Thanks to EW, we’ve got a new promo image for you to check out for the upcoming Arrowverse “Elseworlds” crossover event along with some new details regarding the story.
The photo features a line-up of superheroes that includes Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (Grant Gustin), and Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and then there’s John Wesley Shipp in his old-school 90s Flash suit!
As far as the story goes, here’s the explanation that was given telling us why Oliver Queen and Barry Allen have switched lives with each other.
The story is said to begin with Arkham Asylum doctor John Deegan (Jeremy Davies) rewriting reality, “which results in Oliver (Amell) and Barry (Gustin) swapping lives. In this new reality, Oliver Queen looks like Gustin and Barry Allen looks like Amell, and the two heroes are the only ones who know they’re in the wrong lives and have each other’s powers.”
Gustin went on to explain:
“You’re not going to see me playing Oliver Queen’s mannerisms, or Stephen playing Barry’s mannerisms. It’s more being aware that for some reason we’ve switched lives and destinies. It’s more the fun of the situational comedy that we keep finding ourselves in, and less us having a complete role reversal. We get to see Stephen do some of the more goofy speed stuff I have to do on a regular basis, and I get some actual combat as Green Arrow. So, we just see different colors for each of us.”
Amell then went on to talk about how the characters have to embrace each other’s personality:
“Having superpowers is crazy! Wearing the Flash suit is crazy! The idea is that in order to be the best version of Barry Allen, which I have to be because we face a threat, there are elements of his personality I have to embrace, and there are elements of my personality that he has to embrace.”
When it comes to Supergirl’s role in the story Supergirl co-showrunner Robert Rovner says, “She’s trying to help them navigate what they’re going through and support them and kind of battle their way back to being who they’re supposed to be.” Benoist then adds:
“My initial reaction in reading the scripts this year was that it would be a hoot to film. The comedy just lives in this. Even just seeing them in each other’s suits is funny; they’re literally putting themselves in each other’s shoes! She inevitably becomes kind of a middleman because ultimately there’s conflict between the two and they start butting heads.”
In conclusion, Gustin says that “Elseworlds” will be their “strongest” and “funniest” crossover. “I don’t know what fans are excited for, but I’m excited just to see Superman, Flash, Supergirl, Green Arrow, and Batwoman all on screen togehter. It’s pretty amazing.”
“Elseworlds” will air across three nights, and will launch on Sunday, December 9th on The Flash at 8pm. It continues on Arrow Monday, December 10th at 8pm and then finishes up on Supergirl Tuesday, December 11th at 8pm.