A lot more than resolving the clash of worlds between Earth and Bizarro Earth was accomplished on The CW’s Superman & Lois finale last night.
The episode, “Waiting For Superman,” has a number of important discoveries that will have a significant influence on both the series and the Arrowverse as a whole, as the show finally explains its place in everything.
The wait for Season 3 has begun, and while the fans have some answers, they also have some pretty feelings.
“Waiting For Superman” is the Season 2 finale of Superman & Lois
There were a couple of significant developments in the season finale. In the first place, the season’s tale came to a close with the heroes, including Superman, John Henry, and Nat, as well as a surprise appearance from Tal-Rho, who aided in the defeat of Ally Allston and the creation of a new Earth.
While all of this was going on, the big news about Arrow’s role in the Arrowverse was made public. That’s how things turned out. It doesn’t include Superman and Lois Lane. There are “leagues” of heroes in other universes, but only one in this one, and Sam Lane discloses that during the episode.
That discovery, in turn, leads to a pretty startling revelation about this universe’s John Diggle. Fans of Superman & Lois will be disappointed to learn that the Diggle they know and love from that show is not the same character that worked with Green Arrow and doesn’t have the same backstory.
“Yeah. That’s a good analogy, in my opinion. They were in their own world while they were on CBS with Supergirl, right?” According to Helbing, “John Henry’s origins are similar to that of Kal-El in that they were born on another planet and had their own version of the character.
Our world is different from Earth-Prime, where the Arrowverse takes place. That figure is still a mystery to me. It’s like this for every character: he’s John Diggle, but his background isn’t quite like the John Diggle’s history that was in Arrow.”
Obviously, now that Superman & Lois isn’t Arrowverse and this Diggle isn’t the same as the one we’ve seen before, fans have some things to say about it.
Some fans aren’t happy about the ramifications for Diggle of living on a distant Earth, while others have pointed out that Diggle made blatant allusions to the events of Arrow’s final season in Season 1.
Fans have criticized the show for placing too much emphasis on people other than Superman and Lois, as well as raising concerns about Intergang’s Bruno Manheim being a potential Big Bad for Season 3.
As the last show to take place on Earth-Prime, The Flash
This means that The Flash is the final of the Arrowverse shows to take place in the original continuity without Superman & Lois. The Flash got renewed for a ninth season in March, so the show isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Arrowverse continuity could be extinguished if no new spinoffs are announced before season 9 if that’s the case, according to some reports
Meanwhile, even if it isn’t on Earth-Prime, Superman and Lois will continue their journey. While other shows like Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman were canceled, this one was retained for a third season back in March. However, fans of the original Arrowverse may be disappointed if Superman and Lois are the last survivors.
What is Bruno Mannheim’s name?
Although the codename “Bruno Mannheim” isn’t exactly inspiring, this character has a long and illustrious past, and he’s a direct descendant of one of DC Comics’ greatest villains.
In the early 1970s, Jack Kirby reimagined the Jimmy Olsen comic book series as part of his “Fourth World” epic for DC, and the character of Mannheim was born. Besides creating Intergang, a crime syndicate based in Metropolis, Kirby also invented Darkseid and the Apokolips residents to supply them weapons.
Superman: The Animated Series fans will recognize Mannheim and Intergang, as they appeared frequently in the show’s storylines. Smallville’s one-episode appearance of Bruno Mannheim didn’t do him or Intergang justice.
Intergang has been mentioned on Superman & Lois in the past, most notably in the season one episode, “Haywire.”How, therefore, did Superman & Lois season 3 showrunner Todd Helbing come to include.
Bruno Mannheim as a major character?
According to Helbing, he and DC generate a card each year that tells them which characters they can explore. You can go down a number of paths, some of which you can do in full, and others of which you can only go part of the way. An alternative version is always an option if it isn’t at all.”
It’s also possible that if Bruno Mannheim and Intergang appear in Superman & Lois season 3, it means that the New Gods, Apokolips, and other themes from the Kirby Fourth World will be introduced, right? Well… Helbing’s guarded demeanor is understandable.