What is Elseworld and what can we expect from the epic Arrowverse crossover?
The heroes of Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, came together last year to stop a Nazi invasion on Earth-X. This year, we move to the 'Elseworld'.
The fans have been stunned and confused ever since 'The Flash' saw Barry Allen hop dimensions into Earth-2. The CW has clearly tested the narrative limits of the multiverse and the fans have been wanting to see more. Last year, the heroes of Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, came together to stop a Nazi invasion from Earth-X. This year, the Arrowverse will unite again to deal with 'Elseworld'.
What do we know about Elseworld, though? Elseworld was a DC Comics imprint established in 1989 which published stories of DC characters that happened outside the core continuity. This allowed the creators to be super creative with wild concepts like, what if Superman landed in Russia as a baby? reported Inverse.
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This concept of Elseworld was not only enjoyed by the new reader but old readers as well. The diehard fans were relishing on the new take on the familiar model, while the new fans didn't have to go in depth and read about the characters in comics, which was especially difficult before the internet. They could just start watching their superheroes just like that.
Now, the Arrowverse crossover is also titled as 'Elseworld' but might play by different rules. The Elseworld will be canon which makes it important for the viewers to watch each and every episode very carefully of the crossover and before the crossover as well. Even though, the details about Elseworld in kept under wraps, it is known that The Flash (Grant Gustin), the Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) will be going to Gotham city, (not the Fox one) to confront a menacing player in Arkham Asylum.
The teasers hint that “Elseworlds” will have multiverse possibility. The poster features Amell and Gustin in each other’s costumes, hinting at a universe where Barry Allen looks like Oliver and Oliver Queen looks like Barry. Another poster, however, hints towards possibly another universe where Oliver as Supergirl while Kara is dressed as the Green Arrow.
The crossover will also introduce major DC characters like Elizabeth Tulloch (Grimm) who will play Lois Lane and she was recently seen on set with Benoist at a familiar location, the Kent farm from Smallville.
The first member of Bat Family will enter Arrowverse in Elseworld. Kane Kane, known as Batwoman, will be played by Ruby Rose. This might lead a way to Batwoman Tv show. The same goes for Superman, played by Tyler Hoechlin.