Elseworlds: Everything We Know About Arrowverse’s Ambitious Crossover

Alternate Versions of Barry Allen and Oliver Queen

Perhaps the biggest question regarding "Elseworlds" is what's going on with Barry Allen and Oliver Queen. First, the two characters were spotted on set alongside Tyler Hoechlin's black suit-wearing Superman, where they appeared to be members of a biker bang. The mystery deepened when the biker costumes fully debuted, revealing that the two are actually a duo nicknamed the Trigger Twins, a nod to either a criminal duo from the comic books, or the original Trigger Twins, a pair of heroes from DC's Silver Age Western comics.

But that's not all; the first official "Elseworlds" poster teases a swap where Barry Allen and Oliver Queen have traded superhero identities, with Allen now the Emerald Archer, and Queen the Scarlet Speedster.

We don't have a lot of answers about either version of the two leads, but given that the crossover is titled "Elseworlds," it's likely that we will see more than one alternate Earth when the superheroes team up and take on the different identities. Whether other heroes will join in on the identity switches has yet to be revealed.

A Trip to Smallville

There are many iconic locations in the world of DC, and we are bound to see many of them in "Elseworlds." Outside of Star City, Central City, Gotham and Arkham Asylum, it's also been confirmed that the event will feature Clark Kent's homestead in Smallville, KA. In fact, Melissa Benoist, Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin were all spotted on the Kent farm set, as well as Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch.

To make tings even more meta, the Kent farm that will be seen in the crossover is actually the same one that was used in the Superman origin television show, Smallville.

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Enter the Monitor

If Green Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Lois Lane, Superman and Batwoman weren't enough, we've also had confirmation that another important DC Comics character will also appear in the upcoming crossover: the Monitor, who will be played by LaMonica Garrett. A powerful member of an alien race who watches over the multiverse, the Monitor has featured in such classic DC stories as Crisis on Infinite Earths.

We don't yet know what role the Monitor will play in the event, but with a title that calls back to all the alternate universe stories in the DC library, it's a no-brainer that "Elseworlds" will take us on a trip through the DC Multiverse. How all the pieces will fit together remains to be seen, and we simply can't wait to find out.

The highly-anticipated “Elseworlds” crossover will air over three nights, starting Sunday December 9 to Tuesday, December 11.

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