The upcoming Arrow-verse crossover keeps getting more interesting. First, it was announced that Batwoman (Ruby Rose) would be introduced in the three-show event, with the first look at her costume offering a potentially exciting addition to The CW’s superhero universe. Additionally, it was announced that not only would Tyler Hoechlin reprise his role as Clark Kent/Superman, but that Grimm alum Elizabeth Tulloch would appear as Lois Lane.
The good crossover news doesn’t end there, though. Now the event is actually filming, which means set photos are starting to make their way online care of the shows’ casts. Thanks to the Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, fans have gotten an interesting look at Superman. Amell posted a photo of himself, alongside Hoechlin and Grant Gustin (The Flash). Hoechlin, though, isn’t wearing the traditional red and blue Superman costume. Instead, he’s wearing a black suit.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) October 15, 2018
The black Superman suit has appeared in comics a lot over the years, most recently in Superman: Lois and Clark. What remains to be seen is how it will play into the crossover, which is titled “Elseworlds.” In the comics, “Elseworlds” stories take DC superheroes and put them in stories out of continuity.
That said, it would be very surprising if Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl all dedicated episodes to an event that doesn’t have a lasting impact on any of the shows. Perhaps the story will drop the trio of superheroes into yet another Earth in the multiverse, in which they join with alternate versions of themselves and other heroes.
Whatever the case, the idea of Superman in a black suit is an exciting one. With that, Batwoman, a trip to Gotham City, and everything else in store in the upcoming crossover event, this might be the most memorable one yet. “Elseworlds” kicks off on December 9 on The CW.