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Woah! John Wesley Shipp is back in the Arrowverse crossover as the 90s Flash in these new images!

October 23rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

Oh man, how awesome is the Arrowverse crossover, Elseworlds, going to be?!

Arrow star Stephen Amell shared the above image on his Twitter last night of himself as Flash, Grant Gustin as Arrow, Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and… John Wesley Shipp as the 1990s Flash?!

Yup, the two main heroes are swapped in the image as reported here but the biggest surprise is that Shipp is back in the Flash suit from the 90s TV Series! (Continues after pic)

Shipp is no stranger to The Arrowverse, having previously played both Jay Garrick and Henry Allen, but now it seems he’s back as the version of the character he played in the old TV series.

So, what is going on in this new crossover?! Well, with the news last week that the event will see a return to an iconic location from the Smallville series (here) we thought maybe it meant Smallville was finally being made Arrowverse canon, but now we think the series will see the Arrowverse interact with other DC shows from the past hence… Elseworlds.

Does this mean we may also see Tom Welling in the Superman suit? At this stage it wouldn’t surprise us if Micheal Keaton turned up as Batman. Hey, a nerd can hope, can’t he?

Oh, we also got a better look at Tyler Hoechlin’s black Superman suit and it looks pretty damn good!

Scroll down for loads of goodness!

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

Here’s the original tweet from Amell:

We also got these images of Shipp in the suit:

On top of this we got some cool new images of Tyler Hoechlin in the black Superman suit and up close, it looks pretty great!

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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….