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Superman Is Getting a Badass New Suit for the Arrowverse Crossover

What is even happening right now?

Lindsay MacDonald

Stop what you're doing right now, because we need to talk about Superman's ( Tyler Hoechlin) new threads in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover.

Stephen Amell revealed the new look Monday in a tweet from the set of the Arrow, Supergirland The Flashcrossover. In the photo, Hoechlin's new, seriously badass super suit ditches the traditional blue, red and yellow for a sleek black, which would normally just be an interesting fashion statement, but considering the context of the crossover could actually mean something pretty huge.

The Arrowverse crossover title this year is "Elseworlds," which hints these episodes will depict alternate universe versions of our favorite superheroes. That means this black-suited Superman might not be the Clark Kent we've grown to know and love, but an entirely different version from another world. Given the obvious color symbolism going on here, we're banking on this version of him being a bit darker than we're used to. (Superman has also worn black in the comics, after being resurrected, so take from this what you will.)

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Another precious little gem Amell shared with us today was this excellent shot of Oliver (Amell) and Barry (Grant Gustin) and they're matching biker outfits! What is even happening right now?! Their new look is seriously something with matching leather jackets, black bandanas, leather gloves and studded boots. The belts even match, guys! Like either they're getting next level with their matching Halloween costumes, or the Elseworld versions of these two are just too straight up caricatures. OMG do you think they'll rob a train together? Or start a punk band? Or are we just going to get an entire episode of Barry and Oliver quoting Sons of Anarchy at each other? For reference, I vote for that last one.

The Arrowverse three-way crossover begins Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8/7c on The CW.

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