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The CW DC Crossover Titled Elseworlds; LaMonica Garrett Cast as Monitor

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DC has revealed that "Elseworlds" will be the title of The CW DC crossover event which features Tyler Hoechlin's Superman in all three episodes, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Cassandra Jean Amell as Nora Fries (whose characters husband is not apart of the crossover), Jeremy Davies as Arkham Asylum villian Doctor John Deegan and Ruby Rose's Batwoman.

It's also been announced that LaMonica Garrett (Designated Survivor, The Last Ship) has been cast as Monitor in the crossover. Monitor holds considerable significance among DC comics fans, and is one of the cosmic characters at the heart of the universe-shaping miniseries, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.

Garrett will be playing Mar Novu, an extraterrestrial being of infinite power known as the Monitor. The Monitor was created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez as part of DC Comics’ 50th Anniversary. Mr. Pérez will be illustrating a sketch of the Monitor that plays a prominent role in the crossover’s story.


Per ComicVine, Elseworlds is a publication imprint for DC comics. It conveys a concept in which an idea is tried upon an existing character or storyline. It gives rise to new storylines for characters who might've not been involved in a situation like that before. It puts them in different circumstances and unusual times. Gotham by Gaslight is considered one of the first Elseworlds stories.

'Elseworlds', or 'Imaginary Stories' are tales where a fresh concept or idea is tried on an existing character or storyline. This often leads to a new and fresh take on existing characters. 'Elseworlds' is also when the narrator give characters new storylines, and concepts.

"In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places--some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't, or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow."


The crossover begins Sunday, December 9 with The Flash and concludes on Tuesday, December 11 with Supergirl.

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