Welcome to the Arrowverse Crossover Week! The three night crossover titled Elseworlds has already kicked off on all three shows this week. Throughout the last few weeks, we’ve been getting details, teasers, and photos. And today we get the full length trailer for the CW Crossover, with more action packed goodness.
This week’s episodes of Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash ended with the same scene that sets up the crossover. Mar Novu aka The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) takes a book from Earth 90 Flash’s (John Wesley Shipp) hands. He tells the Flash that they brought this on themselves and they will all perish. The Flash runs away as a burst of light emerges from the book.
From everything we have seen of this year’s crossover, Mar Novu gives that same book to Arkham doctor John Deegan (Jeremy Davies), telling him to write reality as he sees fit. And that’s when everything goes awry. Dr. Deegan rewrites reality, switching the lives of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). He even switches their abilities so they can fit right into their new lives. Only Oliver and Barry, and misunderstood Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) know that they have switched places and look for a way to return things to normal.
In the new trailer, we get to see more of how the rest of Team Flash treats the former Barry Allen, thinking he’s Oliver Queen. Earth 90 Flash arrives to warn the heroes of what’s to come. The duo tries to talk Dr. Deegan into returning things back, but he doesn’t want to. So the only way to survive is to live up to the switch.
Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) is brought in and turns to the dark side. Caitlin/Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) is all over this trailer, working with Team Arrow. And then there’s the first look at Kate Kane, aka. Batwoman (Ruby Rose). There’s so much content in this trailer. You just have to watch it for yourself…probably more than once.
Here’s the official synopsis for each of the three nights:
“Elseworlds, Part 1”
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF DECEMBER 9 — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.
“Elseworlds, Part 2”
THE ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER CONTINUES IN GOTHAM CITY WITH BATWOMAN (RUBY ROSE) — With Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) still stuck in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan (guest star Jeremy Davies) and head to Gotham City with Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane (guest star Ruby Rose) who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum. James Bamford directed the episode with teleplay by Marc Guggenheim and story by Caroline Dries.
“Elseworlds, Part 3”
THE BATTLE CONCLUDES — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) engage in the battle of their lives. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Derek Simon & Robert Rovner.
The CW Crossover Elseworlds starts on The Flash Sunday, December 9; continues on Arrow on Monday, December 10; and concludes on Supergirl, Tuesday, December 11 on the CW.