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FIRST LOOK: Tyler Hoechlin is wearing the Black Suit in new image from this year’s Arrowverse crossover

October 16th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, here’s a thing…

Arrow star Stephen Amell shared the image above on his Twitter featuring himself and Flash star Grant Gustin with The CW’s Superman Tyler Hoechlin and look at the suit… it’s black! In case you hadn’t noticed.

So what does this mean?

Well, for a start if means The CW got to use the black suit while Justice League couldn’t (here) but it also means something big may have happened off screen

In the comics the black suit debuted in the Death and Return of Superman story arc to revitalize Superman’s Kryptonian cells after he was killed by Doomsday and when Superman returned he wore the suit for a period of time until he got back to full strength.

But here’s what we’re wondering… could Superman be the villain in the Elseworlds crossover event?

Hear us out. Remember in Justice League when Superman returned to life he come back wrong? Well, what if, while Superman was off planet – he left at the end of last season – Superman was killed and has returned but is now evil? Could this be why the heroes unite to fight him?

And we know Elizabeth Tulloch is Lois Lane in the crossover (here) so maybe, as in Justice League, she will be the key in bringing Superman back to the side of the angels?

Anyway… that’s all we have so far.

Thoughts?

ARROWVERSE CROSSOVER 2018!
* Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 pm: The Flash
* Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 pm: Arrow
* Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 pm: Supergirl

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor and Odette Annable as Samantha Arias/Reign.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Wild Dog and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Brandon Routh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan and Courtney Ford.

The Flash and Black Lightning return on Tuesday, October 9, Arrow returns on Monday, October 15, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on October 22 and Supergirl returns on Sunday, October 14

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….