After revealing to Kara (Melissa Benoist) that Lois (Bitsie Tulloch) was pregnant within the closing moments of the “Elseworlds” crossover final 12 months, a promotional photograph from “Crisis on Infinite Earths” means that this season’s crossover will embrace the primary look of the Super-Son, Jonathan Kent. The child, born within the comics through the Convergence occasion, has gone on to change into a significant participant within the DC Universe. After teaming up with Batman’s son Damian Wayne, Jonathan was taken into area by his grandfather, Jor-El, who saved him there and raised him from age ten till his late teenagers. When he lastly returned, he was sufficiently old to depart once more and go to the longer term to affix the Legion of Super-Heroes.
In the Arrowverse, it appears possible that can play out considerably otherwise. The CW is reportedly growing a derivative collection that includes Superman and Lois Lane, which can discover the distinctive challenges of being mother and father whereas one among them is likely one of the world’s most celebrated reporters and the opposite is the world’s best-known superhero.
Before Smallville, the final time Superman had a TV present (and arguably the final time there was an actual Superman present, since Smallville had the “no tights, no flights” rule) was Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. That collection as initially conceived as much more Lois-centric than it ended up being, with a heavier focus on the Daily Planet than the ultimate collection had. A collection tentatively titled Metropolis was initially in improvement for DC Universe. That collection, which was cancelled across the identical time Swamp Thing turned a actuality, would have centered on Lois Lane and Lex Luthor and handled how on a regular basis people lived and labored in a world the place Superman existed.
Given the prevalence of the multiverse within the Arrowverse and the potential penalties of getting “Crisis on Infinite Earths” realign some issues — lots of followers are nonetheless hoping that it might carry Supergirl to Earth-1 — it’s value noting that following the failure of DC’s New 52 publishing experiment, which rebooted the DC Universe as youthful characters with much less baggage, a collection titled Superman: Lois and Clark got here out from Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks, coping with a model of Superman and Lois who had been secretly dwelling on the rebooted Earth, married and with a child, for years, quietly righting wrongs with out letting the world know they had been round.
Recent rumors have urged that Henry Cavill is completed as Superman, and that it might be years earlier than the character will get one other theatrical movie. Meanwhile, Supergirl is a personality supposedly being floated as a possible substitute for the Man of Steel within the DC movie universe. Superman & Lois would technically be a derivative of Supergirl, following on the heels of Green Arrow and the Canaries, a brand new collection spinning out of Arrow and starring Katherine McNamara because the titular Arrow.
It is probably going that followers will get extra of a way for what a Superman & Lois collection would possibly appear to be throughout “Crisis on Infinite Earths” later this winter.