Superman & Lois: The New Adventures podcast episode 2 takes a look back at The CW’s 2018 “Elseworlds” crossover. In particular, we look at Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman and Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane and what it could mean for their role in “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and their Superman & Lois TV series.


First teaser for Crisis on Infinite Earths released – YouTube

  • About 5 seconds of footage, a look at the title card, and a sponsor promo
  • No look at Earth-38 Superman/Clark or Lois
  • Quick look at Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor (hanging with heroes)
  • Quick shot of Brandon Routh’s Superman

The CW announces “Crisis: Aftermath”

  • Aftershow for Crisis on Infinite Earths
  • Hosted by Kevin Smith
  • Will air at 9 p.m., immediately after Parts 1 and 3 (December 8 and 10 – The Supergirl and Flash portions)

Superman & Lois in Elseworlds

  • 2018 CW crossover
  • Returns Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman plus John Deegan 
  • Introduces Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane
  • High level thoughts on Elseworlds
  • Superman’s usage
  • Lois & Clark’s relationship

Elseworlds, Part 1 – The Flash Season 5, Episode 9 

  • Superman & Lois showrunner Todd Helbing was showrunner of The Flash at this time
  • Earth-38 Smallville – “Save Me” by Remy Zero
  • Clark holding up car for Lois to work on
  • They have just returned from Argo – Lois wants to write a story on it
  • Name drop of Krypton’s Jewel Mountains and High Council
  • Clark and Lois’ back and forth (‘Be careful on that ladder’, ‘You’ll catch me’)
  • Clark and Kara conversation
  • Lois with a hammer against Barry and Oliver
  • Oliver puffs out chest when meeting Clark and Lois Lane, Daily Planet
  • Lois and Clark watch Barry and Oliver train – “Deck him, Barry. What, he’s a jerk?”
  • “Who are you?” “A friend” with a shirt rip
  • Superman puts finishing blow on Amazo, but it doesn’t work
  • Superman takes lead/super-speed punching Amazo
  • Superman holds an arm while Barry arrows Amazo
  • Barry – “We couldn’t have stopped Amazo without you.” Clark – “Oh, I’m not so sure about that.”
  • Sherloque asks Clark to give alimony check to his 3rd ex-wife on Earth-38
  • (YouTube) Deleted scene – Clark and Oliver on Kent Farm

Elseworlds, Part 2 – Arrow Season 7, Episode 9

  • No Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch as Lois Lane
  • Superman: The Movie homage – catching bullet in alley
  • Earth-90 Flash mentions Crisis, facing collision of realities
  • Tyler Hoechlin shows up at end as evil/black suit Deegan/Supergirl/Superman

Elseworlds, Part 3 – Supergirl Season 4, Episode 9

  • Lots of Tyler Hoechlin as evil Superman
  • Black suit Deegan with high collar (not unlike Return of Superman costume post-death or Superman: Lois and Clark from comics)
  • Rewritten Earth-1 Jimmy Olsen is “Superman’s worst pal”, an enforcer for Cisco
  • Barry and Oliver (as Trigger Twins) travel to Earth-38 to get Superman’s help
  • Lois and Clark are having a cookout in the Fortress of Solitude
  • Cisco touches Cosmic Anvil; Lois says you shouldn’t touch that
  • Superman has experience with items like the Book of Destiny – “I have to go”/”You have to go”
  • Real Superman shows up and fights Deegan, “Nice suit”
  • Battle in the skies/Superman saves helicopter
  • Person in office calls Superman “Bizzaro”
  • Clark opens Book of Destiny and puts almost everything back to normal. And sees that Kara and Barry will die if they try to slow down time.
  • “You can’t just wear that symbol on your chest and call yourself a hero. Our powers amplify who we are.”
  • Lois shows up with Cosmic Anvil, “I liked you better in blue”
  • Great shot of Superman saving Lois (“Told you you’d catch me”)
  • Clark and Kara go back to Earth-38 – they were fixing up the farm for Ma
  • “You really are so much stronger than me Kara”
  • Clark and Lois announce that Lois is pregnant, they’re going to Argo where it’s safer for Lois.
  • Baby should have been born by June-ish? So 6 months old in Crisis?
  • Lois and Clark are mostly away from the Daily Planet for 1.5 years?
  • They’ll be gone a while, “The world doesn’t need Superman if it has Supergirl”
  • Lois says “[women] are better in a Crisis”
  • “Honestly, the world might be fine with just Kara Danvers.”
  • Clark zones out cooking dinner
  • Clark and Lois are back in the Fortress, he makes a diamond ring with his hands and proposes.

Next episode – in 2 weeks

  • Brief review of Crisis on Infinite Earths comic book series
  • Predictions, wish list for Superman & Lois in The CW’s adaptation

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