Superman is headed back to The CW, and this time he's not alone!

The CW has announced that Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Clark Kent, a.k.a Superman in this year's three-way crossover between Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash, and he'll be joined by none other than Lois Lane (casting for her character is still underway). The Man of Steel will appear in all three episodes, though there's no word yet on how many episodes Lois will appear in.

"We couldn't be more excited to introduce Lois Lane to the Arrowverse," executive Producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner said in a statement. "This dogged, determined and brave reporter will make for a strong partner to Superman and amazing addition to our universe of DC characters."

Superman's return for the crossover is exciting for a few reasons. First... it's freaking SUPERMAN. Second, we also know that Batwoman (Ruby Rose) will make her first appearance in this crossover, meaning we'll probably get to see these two iconic characters interact in some capacity. If so, there's a very real chance we'll finally get some confirmation on whether this universe's Bruce Wayne (who's been name dropped on Arrow) is also Batman. And let's be real, if there's anyone that knows the answer to that question, it's Batwoman and Superman.

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

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