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Looks like the Arrowverse is officially dead as Superman and Lois confirmed as not part of it

July 28th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Ah, for the glory days of The CW’s Arrowverse.

Not that long ago we had Flash, Arrow, Superman, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow, Star Girl, Batwoman and so many guest stars running around in a shared universe and occasionally meeting for massive, fun crossover events.

But, alas, those days are gone and now, with Flash still rumored to be coming to an end soon, last man standing, perhaps as it should be, is Superman.

Or is it.

The Superman and Lois series has been getting a lot of love from fans and for those of us who still love The Arrowverse, it, along with Flash, was the last bastion… but now, it seems it’s not.

See, Superman popped up in the Arrowverse, played by Tyler Hoechlin, and when he got his own series we assumed, naturally, that this was the same Superman and it was the same universe.

And then little things didn’t add up and it seemed more and more likely that the Arrowverse wasn’t part of this story.. although the appearance of Diggle and the mentions of Oliver, surely meant that Green Arrow existed in this world.

But now we know that, if he does, he’s not the same one played by Stephen Amell for all those years.

Writer/producer Todd Helbing has dropped some details on Superman and Lois’ disconnection The Arrowverse and whose idea it was.

“We’re a different planet, a different Earth,” Helbing says.

“The Superman that you saw in all the crossovers is not the same as the Superman on our planet. It’s clearly a doppelganger. Part of how this all folds in the big picture with DC is ultimately a DC decision. I’m sure there’ll be more clarity in the future, but as of now, we’re a different Earth in the DC Universe.”

So, this was a DC decision? To us, it would imply that this means the plan is for Superman and Lois to exist on their own without ties to any bigger universe., meaning the days of big cameos and crossovers are dead and gone: “That version of what we did is probably [done] because we don’t have all of those characters anymore.

“[From] those shows, all the actors are going to go on and do different projects, or life is going to make them busy. It’s hard to speculate other than they’re still comic book shows. There are guests in comic book shows all the time. I don’t know if we’ll have exactly the same thing — it’s hard to perceive [what could happen in] the superhero genre.”

He, unlike us, still seems to have some optimism though: “It would be great if, four years from now, there was a completely different second wave of this. We could do those. They were a lot of fun, but it’s hard to say.”

We’d love that, the Arrowverse crossovers were so much fun and we’d love to see them return but, honestly, we reckon this is an ending, not a new beginning.


Source: Looper

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….