The highly awaited Arrowverse crossover, Elseworlds, will see the Flash (Grant Gustin) swapping life with Green Arrow (Stephen Amell). This means fans will get to see Oliver Queen turning Barry Allen and vice-versa, all thanks to Arkham Asylum doctor John Deegan (Jeremy Davies). The swap is expected to make Elseworlds funnier than previous crossovers.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actors Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell revealed their experience of playing Green Arrow and the Flash respectively. Gustin explained that he won’t be copying Green Arrow’s mannerisms in Arrowverse crossover episodes, rather they will just be switching their lives and roles with each other.
“You’re not going to see me playing Oliver Queen’s mannerisms, or Stephen playing Barry’s mannerisms,” the Flash actor said. “It’s more being aware that for some reason we’ve switched lives and destinies. It’s more the fun of the situational comedy that we keep finding ourselves in, and less us having a complete role reversal. We get to see Stephen do some of the more goofy speed stuff I have to do on a regular basis, and I get some actual combat as Green Arrow. So, we just see different colors for each of us.”
Amell revealed donning the Flash suit and becoming Barry Allen was a big crazy thing for him. He added that in order to become the best version of the two superheroes, both of them had to embrace some personality traits of each other’s characters to face a major looming threat.
“Having superpowers is crazy! Wearing the Flash suit is crazy!” the Green Arrow actor said. “The idea is that in order to be the best version of Barry Allen, which I have to be because we face a threat, there are elements of his personality I have to embrace, and there are elements of my personality that he has to embrace.”
Actress Melissa Benoist, who plays Supergirl, said watching the two characters swipe roles will add a lot of comedy elements to Arrowverse crossover, Elseworlds. Notably, Supergirl will be the only one who will see Barry and Oliver for who they really are.
“My initial reaction in reading the scripts this year was that it would be a hoot to film,” said Benoist, adding, “The comedy just lives in this. Even just seeing them in each other’s suits is funny; they’re literally putting themselves in each other’s shoes!. She inevitably becomes kind of a middleman because ultimately there’s a conflict between the two and they start butting heads.”
EW has recently rolled out the first promo poster revealing Ruby Rose’s Batwoman costume. The promo picture shows Batwoman taking an aim while trying to shut down a prison break. You can check out the promo picture below.
The three-night long Arrowverse Elseworlds crossover event will begin with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and then continue with Arrow on Monday, December 10 and end with Supergirl on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
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