Barry and Oliver Switch Places In Arrowverse Crossover Poster
[Update: for the latest on the Arrowverse crossover, click here!]
What exactly is happening in this year's Arrowverse crossover? Though the three-show extravaganza doesn't air on The CW until December, a few clues are starting to trickle in -- including a bananas poster that sees Arrow's Oliver (Stephen Amell) and The Flash's Barry (Grant Gustin) switching places.
The three-night crossover special begins Dec 9 and will span across Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl (but not Legends of Tomorrow). The theme of this year's event is "Elseworlds" -- a nod to a DC comics imprint which often served up multiverse shenanigans. The poster and its "destiny will be rewritten" tagline has us wondering if we'll be visiting another Earth in which our familiar heroes have totally different upbringings and identities? (Anything's got to be better than last year's Nazis.)
The crossover will introduce Batwoman (played by Ruby Rose) to the Arrowverse, and will also feature Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), Lois Lane (Lois Lane), villain John Deegan (Jeremy Davies), The Monitor (Mar Novu), and Mrs. Freeze (Cassandra Jean Amell).
Arrow star Amell tweeted the new poster, and the internet was quick to react with theories.
My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. pic.twitter.com/TibqsR7mT8— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) October 16, 2018
For those confused...— DigiRanma (@DigiRanma) October 16, 2018
"In #Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places. Some that have existed, some that might have existed, others that can't, couldn't, or shouldn't exist. https://t.co/SaIF4LBMO2
Very interesting indeed, I would say were on another Earth for sure, just hope we get to see a little of the all of the Earth-1 and Earth-38 heroes together in one of these episodes #DCTV #elseworlds #TheFlash #Arrow https://t.co/0pbYglysDj— Let's Talk DCTV (@Lets_Talk_DCTV) October 16, 2018
— Oh Frack! (@OlicityDreams) October 16, 2018
Looks like the xover is gonna be a comedy. Cause I cant possibly take Barry as GA seriously. Or Oliver as Barry. #Elseworlds
IMAGINE IF ALEX IS SUPERGIRL AND KARA ISN'T!!!!! I'M FRAKING OUT. #Elseworlds— Jillian #SaveShadowhunters (@jillian_burkitt) October 16, 2018
There is so much going on in this crossover! Batwoman, Black Suit Superman, Costume Swapping, Trigger Twins! What about if each episode of the crossover is a different #Elseworlds story? Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/OtAUvW49A5— Declan (DCTV TALK) McKinney (@DeclanMckinney) October 16, 2018
First it was @tylerhoechlin's #Superman in a black suit & now #BarryAllen & #OliverQueen have swapped places? WHAT'S GOING ON?? Can't unsee @StephenAmell in #TheFlash suit. #Arrow #Elseworlds pic.twitter.com/0F6ytjIrCP— Dhayana (@MissDeusGeek) October 16, 2018