It might not even seem weird when we tell that there is a new generation of superheroes and they are neither MCU nor DCEU. As a matter of fact, they do not even have representation in the movie theatres. It is The CW’s Arrowverse. The shared superhero universe of the small screens has been rocking our world ever since Arrow Season 1 premiered in the network five years ago. And with that, the Arrowverse came in. What’s next? The Crossovers are the greatest cash cows of the network right now. With all the CW shows coming into a single screen, the crossovers are a sight to behold. With three crossover events already, the next one is about to happen pretty soon. And looks like The CW has a big surprise! Presenting – Arrowverse update: New Crossover event will feature another Kryptonian character!!!
Another super powerful character might be heading to The CW’s small screen shared superhero universe. And you might have an idea of who he might be. Or do you? Can you guess which superhero we are talking about?
The Green Arrow, the Flash, and Super Girl are coming back to town and they have something special planned for their fans. But they will be joined by another superhuman Kryptonian. The heroes will be heading to Gotham City and they will be meeting Batwoman there. Ruby Rose is playing the part of the superheroine on screen. And they will all be aided in their next attempt to save the world from apparent destruction by none other than Superman.
The Man of Steel has only appeared in Super Girl and he has been underground since Season 2 of the show. With the introduction of Lois Lane to the Arrowverse, the frequency of Superman appearing in The CW’s Arrowverse network is likely to see an increase.
That Hashtag Show has already said that two more Kryptonian characters are joining the Arrowverse. Dr Elias Kern and Lon-El are about to become a part of The CW superhero network. But we all know how casting calls are done. They always change the real character’s name to some other name to hide their true identity. The character description for Lon-El is ‘inscrutable’ and ‘ambiguous’ as well as a person possessing ‘near infinite’ levels of power.
We do not know about you but if you ask us, it sounds a lot like Superman or someone who has the same levels of power as Superman. The fact that the last name of the character is the same as that of Superman’s ancestral family name it gives all the more reason for us to believe the same.
Lon-El could also be Superman’s father. Considering the fact that Super Girl has already established the fact that there have been other Kryptonian survivors other than Superman and Super Girl, the possibility of Jor-El actually being this ‘Lon-El’ character could be a shocking twist to the Superman story. If this is indeed true, we are sure Jor-El would then appear in other Arrowverse shows. The Legends of Tomorrow, who are not a part of the Crossover this time, can be the ones that Lon-El visits next.
The Last Arrowverse Crossover titled Crisis on Earth X was released on November 27, 2017. The official plot synopsis for the crossover reads:
Barry and Iris’s wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold, The Ray, Felicity Smoak, Iris West, and Alex Danvers to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and White Canary – lead their teams into battle to save the world.
The casting call could actually reveal a lot about the story of the crossover. If Lon-El turns out to be a threat (which we think he will), it could explain why we also need Superman to be in the superhero roster for this one. The story might be featuring a lot of Gotham City and the world of Batman and Batwoman but the major plot element of the story arc would be centered on the Kryptonians. Let us hope the Arrowverse can give this one their best shot as well.