The CW has released the first promo for their big ‘Elseworlds’ Crossover event coming up (December 9th!), and it is sure to get fans even more pumped up for what is to come. While relatively short, the promo has Oliver Queen waking up in the Allen apartment being made breakfast by Iris West-Allen, who kisses him and calls him “Barry Allen,” confirming for anyone who did not already see the set pictures that in the crossover somehow Barry and Oliver have switched lives, and giving us a very creepy example of what the episodes will be like for our heroes as they try to fit into their new surroundings. While it might be easier to imagine Barry and Felicity together (since it almost happened in Season 2 of ‘Arrow’), the thought of Oliver and Iris together is just weird, especially since they have shared so little screen time together.
The fact that the network can release such a simple teaser for the event demonstrates how much excitement and hype is already out there for the ‘Elseworlds’ crossover, a lot of which is due to the fact that it will also be introducing the character of Batwoman/ Kate Kane to the Arrowverse. When speaking to Ruby Rose who got the role of Batwoman, she was very excited about what it means for both herself and fans of the character:
“I get to be Batwoman, I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional was because growing up watching TV I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero. I’ve always had this saying, well not me, Oscar Wilde, which is ‘be yourself because everyone else is taken’ and so I always lived by that motto and the second motto when I came into the industry was ‘be the person that you needed when you were younger’ and I feel like one motto sort of led me to the other and I just kept crying about it.”
Plus, ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell has been very outgoing with his excitement for this crossover, sharing during a Facebook live event a number of thoughts on the episodes:
“The crossover is f*cking bananas. 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. 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.”
Check out the new promo for yourself below, and feel free to share your thoughts on the crossover in the comments section!