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After coming and going on Supergirl, Tyler Hoechlin brought Superman back to the Arrow-verse for last year's crossover. He did so in grand fashion, reprising the role alongside a newly introduced Lois Lane. That was not all either. The "Elseworlds" crossover also paid homage to Smallville. Will Superman be part of the Arrow-verse’s next crossover? Hoechlin said:
I don't know, I really don't know. I know there's a big crossover coming up, so I've got my fingers crossed that we'll figure something out, so I hope to see these guys again.
Tyler Hoechlin shared his hopes regarding the next Arrow-verse crossover event at MCM London Comic Con (via Geektown). After he got a notable showcase during “Elseworlds,” it stands to reason the team over at The CW would want him back. However, Hoechlin says that he has yet to get any confirmation. He, like many fans, wants the Arrow-verse’s Superman to return.
Previously in the Arrow-verse, Superman had left the world in Supergirl’s capable hands. He and Lois Lane were headed for Argo City. They announced they were having a baby and later became engaged. Lois could stay in Argo City, while Superman returns to save the world. A crossover without the power couple? It could happen.
This is not just any crossover either. Yes, it is “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” and it is the last time that Arrow will be participating in it as a show. Not to say that Oliver Queen could not pop in down the line. Stephen Amell has revealed whether he would return to the Arrow-verse after the show that started everything is finished. Let’s just say that his response should leave fans hopeful for the possibility.
With so many on board, it would make sense to include Superman too. There is an extra incentive to want him around along with what has already been mentioned. That is if the casting rumor about Tom Welling joining Arrow for its final season comes to fruition. If it does, “Crisis on Infinite Earths” could be host to two Superman actors. Of course, that is a big “if.”
The Arrow-verse crossover is still quite a bit off into the future. It does not begin airing until the end of this year. A lot more information should become available regarding the crossover as summer ends, and it gets closer to premiering. For now, fans will just have to keep their fingers crossed along with Tyler Hoechlin that it happens.
The Arrow-verse crossover event will begin in December 2019 on The CW. Supergirl returns this fall with new episodes airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. Arrow, The Flash, and the premiere of the new Arrow-verse series, Batwoman, will join it. Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 will return in 2020.