We’ve been contemplating a crossover between the Arrow-verse and Smallville for quite a while now, with rumours of Superman himself, Tom Welling appearing as Earth 2’s Man of Steel.
Well now it seems there are links already being created! which is so great!
In the new clip from next week’s episode, a name is dropped into the conversation. The name is Dr Curtis Cox.
Cox was played by Dean Cain (Superman in Lois and Clark and Supergirl’s earth dad in Supergirl) in Smallville.
Well, Cox was an immortal who was harvesting other immortals’ body parts and was originally meant to be Vandal Savage.
Savage is the main villain in Legends of Tomorrow. Cox’s name has since become recognised as an alias of Savage’s.
How cool is that?!
In Smallville, Knox targeted metahumans with high concentrations of kryptonite in their system, which he would then transplant into his wife’s body. He killed Sasha Woodman and targeted Chloe Sullivan, before coming across Clark and Martian Manhunter. The prevailing theory is that J’Onn exiled Knox to the Phantom Zone; he admitted that he couldn’t kill him since Knox was immortal.
This is especially interesting as Martian Manhunter is a character in Supergirl, which crosses into the Arrow-verse later this month as well as see him meeting Dean Cain’s character Jeremiah Danvers in a flashback in this week’s episode.
It’s a tentative link but we’ll take it!
Well played, DC, well played.