AceShowbiz - The CW is reportedly adding another DC-related show to its Arrowverse. A new report suggests that the network is developing a new TV series centering on Superman.
According to Fandomwire, the upcoming Arrowverse crossover TV event titled "Elseworlds", which stars Tyler Hoechlin as the Man of Steel, is set to be a potential backdoor pilot for a Superman TV series. The network is said to be watching carefully how fans and critics respond to Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch's Lois Lane in the TV event before deciding whether they will move forward with the plan.
It seems like The CW is seeing an opportunity for Hoechlin's version of the iconic hero to get the spotlight. Not to mention, Henry Cavill recently was announced to be stepping away from reprising the role on the big screen.
The site reports that the planned Superman TV series is still in the early stages. And the decision is heavily based on the response that Hoechlin and Tulloch get from "Elseworlds".
Should the report be true, The CW takes the exact same approach with Batwoman. The character will be first introduced in the crossover with Ruby Rose taking on the role. Following the annual crossover, the network will launch Batwoman's standalone series.
With this news, fans start to wonder if The CW will ever consider to add Batman in the growing Arrowverse franchise. So far, Bruce Wayne a.k.a. the Caped Crusader has been only named dropped in the franchise. With Batwoman is slated to make her way to the small screen, it seems like a Batman standalone series on The CW is more likely than what people may think.
While nothing has been confirmed about the Superman standalone TV series, the superhero will be joining forces with Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash in "Elseworlds." Plot is currently kept tightly under wraps but the hype is undoubtedly high for the event.
The crossover will also star Jeremy Davie as a doctor at Arkham Asylum named Dr. John Deegan, Cassandra Jean Amell as Nora Fries and LaMonica Garrett as The Monitor. This year's crossover is set to begin on Sunday, December 9 with "The Flash" at 8 P.M. It will later be followed by an "Arrow" episode on Monday, December 10 at 8 P.M. "Supergirl" will conclude on the following night at 8 P.M. on The CW.