'Elseworlds': Arrowverse BTS photos show Barry Allen and Oliver Queen twinning like pros in much-awaited crossover episode
Clearly, the black-Superman outfit revealed earlier by Stephen Amell isn't the only surprise in store for fans when it comes to the upcoming crossover of the year.
The Arrowverse crossover is in full swing, with the production of the episode 'Elseworld' that will show Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl coming together for an epic fight. So far, we have had a full close look at Ruby Rose's Batwoman, and of course, Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch had also teased fans and followers of the show with a photo of herself getting outfitted for her stint as Lois Lane. But when it comes to Barry Allen and Oliver Queen, things take more of a twinning turn of events with their approach to the episode.
Stephen Amell posted a photo of himself as Oliver, standing alongside 'The Flash's Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, and what's better? The two are dressed in matching outfits - all armed with black boots, black pants, white t-shirt, black leather jackets, and black and white bandanas. But that is not all; not so long ago, Amell wore this very bandana while speaking over a Facebook Live, where he had shared with his fans that the bandana wasn't his. By the looks of it, the bandana was a part of a costume after all and could have its own significance to what could be expected in the upcoming crossover.
As ComicBook.com notes, "The back of the jackets have a very specific patch or embossing on them. The symbol on the jackets belongs to the Trigger Twins. In DC Comics, there were actually two sets of Trigger Twins, one being a pair of heroes while the second is a pair of villains most commonly associated with Batman. Based on the leaked photos, it's hard to tell which version 'Elseworlds' is leaning into -- the heavy use of black in the outfits seem to lean towards the villains who notably appeared in both 'Infinite Crisis' and 'Blackest Night,' while the bandanas are a little more in keeping with the heroic pair who first made their appearance in All-Star Western #58 back in 1951."
At the same time, Amell had also explained on his Facebook Live how epic the crossover was shaping up to be, and by the looks of it, he wasn't wrong. "The crossover is f*cking bananas," Amell said in the Live. "It's crazy... I think that this will be the best crossover event that we do. And not just the best but the best by a really, really wide margin. And I think that last year was fantastic."
He also added: "'Crisis on Earth X,' I think that's what it was called, that was pretty crazy and getting to play doppelgängers was pretty crazy. When Greg Berlanti first talked to me about why he wanted to do crossovers, it was because it's for the fans. It's so people can watch characters and scenarios that combine their favorite things on TV or introduce them to new things on TV. But you also get this license to do things that we could never do in the vacuum — especially on 'Arrow' — that we can never do in the vacuum of just our show."
And for those clueless, Amell had also revealed that there were way too many surprises in store for fans, and from the recent photo posted, it's pretty clear that he could have been hinting at the pro-twinning situation going on with Oliver and Barry, alongside Superman's black costume which was also revealed earlier.
"I know that we have some crossover surprises and some things that are going to hit the media." Amell had revealed. "It was supposed later during this week, but now I think it's going to be early next week. I had the coolest day yesterday on set because... I was very, very happy and excited for David Ramsey. And on the other hand, I saw something with my own two eyes standing right in front of me that I just never thought I'd see."
The three-episode crossover 'Elseworlds' event is expected to begin with 'Supergirl' on Sunday, December 9th, before continuing with December 10th's 'Arrow' and December 11's 'The Flash.'