A new promo for the CWverse has arrived online. There isn’t much to this clip other than the CW again trying to eliminate the “Arrowverse” moniker. However, we get our first look (or rather, sound) of the highly anticipated show Superman & Lois. In this brief sound bite, we hear Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman telling his children they’re going on a trip. He also proclaims that the family needs Smallville as a clip of Earth 167 plays over his words.
I don’t like to use the word “giddy,” but that’s exactly what I felt watching this all too brief teaser. To begin with, while this seemed like a ham-fisted way of passing the torch and trying to rebrand, I love what they tried to do here. For years before “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” it felt as though the CW superhero shows did everything they could to avoid any big references to Smallville. Of course, this excludes Laura Vandervoort’s Indigo/Brainiac 8 and a clip of the theme song in “Elseworlds.” It’s great to finally see this aspect embraced, rather than merely sticking to the typical Berlanti formula. This, quite frankly, is helping to drive home the Friday Night Lights aspect to which Elizabeth Tulloch alluded months ago. I’m thrilled we got to see this promo. In fact, I’m really hoping that this kind of marketing becomes the norm in the time of Corona.
Did this promo excite you, or have you sworn off anything to do the CW? Do you think there’s a chance Superman & Lois will be different from the various other CW shows? Let us know in the comments and stay safe and healthy as Geeks + Gamers brings you more TV news!