Starting on Sunday, December 9, the epic Elseworlds crossover event is slated to begin. With that in mind, do you want some more news on what lies ahead? If so, we’ve got that for you within this very article!
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Today, The CW released their official synopses for all three different episodes within the crossover, which seems to be serving many different purposes. It’s a chance for The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl as shows to partake in something a little bit different. Beyond that, it’s a chance to introduce some new characters into the mix including The Monitor, Lois Lane, and of course Batwoman. This character is going to be the subject of her own crossover series down the line.
Take a look at all the synopses below, and be sure to note the special air times for The Flash and Supergirl in the process. They are swapping nights, mostly so that the story makes a little bit more sense than it would otherwise.
The Flash season 5 episode 9, December 9 (Part 1) – “EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor.”
This is where it seems like the Arrowverse is throwing the most of their stuff against the wall. It has to set up the crossover here, including why all of our heroes are reuniting and what this means for the future. This may also help to set up the central villain, who appears to be a scientist-of-sorts named John Deegan.
Arrow season 7 episode 9, December 10 (Part 2) – “THE ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER CONTINUES IN GOTHAM CITY WITH BATWOMAN (RUBY ROSE) — With Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan (guest star Jeremy Davies) and head to Gotham City with Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane (guest star Ruby Rose) who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum. James Bamford directed the episode with teleplay by Marc Guggenheim and story by Caroline Dries (#709). Original airdate 12/10/2018.”
It’s a little bit surprising that this is the only episode that is actually referencing Batwoman at all. (Kate Kane is the character’s alter ego.) It is noteworthy that Caroline Dries has a story credit here, given that she would be the showrunner for the Batwoman series down the line.
Supergirl season 4 episode 9, December 11 (Part 3) – “THE BATTLE CONCLUDES — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) engage in the battle of their lives.”
This one speaks for itself, doesn’t it?
What do you think about these Elseworlds synopses, and do they make you a little bit more excited for the future? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: The CW.)