Confirmed: THE FLASH will crossover with SUPERGIRL

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Despite being on different networks, speculation has been swirling around a potential super-powered crossover between Supergirl (on CBS) and the Arrow-verse shows (Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – all on The CW) ever since the co-executive producer of all the DC TV series, Greg Berlanti, said in an Entertainment Weekly magazine feature way back in December 2014, “it’s possible this Supergirl could enter the worlds of Arrow and The Flash.” While significant, the airing-on-different-networks problem wasn’t a particularly big one because The CW is a joint venture between CBS and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

However since then Andrew Kreisberg (Berlanti’s co-executive producer) poured cold water on the speculation by saying, “Quite frankly, just making the Arrow-verse, which is what we call Legends, Flash and Arrow work and then making Supergirl work, it’s enough of a challenge without having to add a fourth player.” CBS’ Nina Tassler gave a definite maybe-one-day when she said ,”Right now we’re not doing it. We’re doing it promotionally, but we’ll always stay open.”

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Fans have never stopped hoping though, and now it’s time to put all that will-they/won’t-they drama behind us because it’s official – Berlanti and Kreisberg have confirmed in a joint statement (via Comic Book Resources) that Supergirl and The Flash will crossover:

We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making ‘Supergirl’ — The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up! We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out.

And finally thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.

Grant Gustin’s The Flash will make an appearance in the Supergirl episode set to air on 28 March. While they haven’t said anything about where, why or how this’ll work in-universe (particularly since no mention of flying aliens has ever been made before in the Arrow-verse), MINOR SPOILER FOR SEASON TWO OF THE FLASH presumably it’ll have something to do with Barry’s ability to make anything happen by running really, really, really, ridiculously fast – and in this instance run into another alternate universe where Supergirl exists. END SPOILER.

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The Arrow/The Flash crossovers have been very entertaining, and the now-upcoming Supergirl/The Flash crossover is one I’m very keen to watch. Melissa Benoist has been killing it in her role as Supergirl, as anyone who watched her unleash her anger on the Red Tornado can attest, so maybe she can teach Barry to stop bottling everything up and moping around like a super-emo instead of a superhero. Seriously Barry, you’re becoming worse than Arrow season three Ollie – stop it.

What do you think? Are you as happy as I am to see these two superheros, who’re very similar in style on-screen, working together?

Last Updated: February 4, 2016

  • Hammersteyn

    I watched maybe two episodes of Supergirl (I say maybe because I was trying to scoop my eyes out with a rusty spoon while it was on) and this is sprinkling glitter on a turd.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      It’s by no means perfect and has its issues, but I honestly don’t see much difference between this show & The Flash. They basically work the same.

      • Flash has PC graphics. Supergirl feels like its SFX was made on an Xbox.

        • Kervyn Cloete

          I think Supergirl is ok, a decent enough time-waster if you will, but yeah, the VFX is pretty horrid at times.

          Melissa Benoist is awesome though, just incredibly likeable, so that makes up for it somewhat.

          • She is likable and even Cat is not too annoying of a character. I have issues with James though as his character has no established flow.One guy however stands out and that is Martian Manhunter. Great acting and very deep character progression makes him my faveroute supporting character (for that show).

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            He really had time to shine last week. I find Alex the most annoying of the lot.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          heh – the same company does the FX for the shows. 😉

          • Yeah but I bet the same company is not paid the same by both shows.

    • That bad huh, now I wanna go see it for myself 😛

      • Hammersteyn

        The effects are awful! Like power rangers awful

  • Unavengedavo

    After series like Jessica Jones and Agent Carter, having a damsel in distress as a super hero makes no sense at all O_o

  • I prefer Legends to Supergirl but I watch both (And Arrow and Flash (And Agents and Carter and Jessica Jones (and the Gaurdians of the galaxy cartoon)))

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Legends is probably the one most like an actual comic book. Those big fight scenes from last week were so cool. Plus it’s planning to bring in so many DC characters that I never thought would’ve made the screen in cameo appearances.

      I mean – Sgt. Rock? YES.

      • I am worried about the whole time and space thing. Many shows get ruined by time and space if the world has been established. Star Trek Enterprise comes to mind.

        Then again Flash tends to do it and seems to be fine for now.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          True. I think it helps that it doesn’t take itself so seriously, I’m perfectly happy to overlook minor inconsistencies when I’m just enjoying the ride.

      • Kervyn Cloete

        They’re even getting Jonah Hex, and hopefully they can erase the horrible memories the movie left in my brain.

  • The Sten

    Just delete them all…


  • Reidroc

    So basically The Flash has the ability to crossover into any tv show no matter the setting and possibly even time period.

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