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Arrow's Stephen Amell shares cryptic photo of meeting with key Smallville stars

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Nov 24, 2018

Is the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event, titled Elseworlds, even greater than we imagined?

Posting on Twitter, Arrow star Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen/Green Arrow) shared a photo of himself at a conference table with Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor respectively in the WB/CW Superman prequel series, Smallville.

"Pretty excited about this one...," wrote Amell in an equally frustrating caption that gave nothing away about the purpose of the meeting.

As John Wesley Shipp is set to reprise his '90s-era role as Barry Allen (he plays Barry's father, Henry, on the current Flash show), some have theorized that, given the photo of Welling and Rosenbaum, even more old-school DC actors could make secret, upcoming appearances in The CW's Arrowverse. Never mind the fact that Tyler Hoechlin already plays the Arrowverse's Man of Steel and that Jon Cryer was cast as The CW's iteration of Luthor.

That being said, the TV screen in the background showing the logo of Amell's Washington-based wine company, Nocking Point, could simply signify that the meeting has something to do with Amell asking the two Smallville actors to help promote the brand. After all, they are big names in the realm of DC (even if they're not still acting in it), and the news of Green Arrow teaming up with Superman and Lex Luthor, even in a business capacity, certainly would help sell a bottle or two.

Running on The WB between 2001 and 2006 before switching over to The CW until 2011, Smallville ran for a total of 10 seasons and 217 episodes. Developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Smallville really blew up in terms of popularity, spawning DC comic books, licensed merchandise, and YA novels—all while racking up entertainment industry prizes at the Emmys and Teen Choice Awards.

Arrow is currently on its seventh season.

The Elseworlds crossover event begins on Sunday, Dec. 9, with The Flash and will run through Tuesday, Dec. 11, ending with Supergirl.


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