Yesterday we showed you the trailer for the next week’s crossover episode Flash vs. Arrow on the CW and now we're getting word about another superhero from creator Greg Berlanti, the upcoming CBS series Supergirl. In a recent interview with EW, Berlanti revealed that he's currently working on the show with producer Ali Adler and costume designer Colleen Atwood, and that he's hoping to bring Supergirl into The Flash and Arrow’s world.
KSiteTV pointed out an interesting bit of information in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. It indicates that the three shows will still take place in the same universe and that a crossover between the three shows is a possibility! Here's what the magazine said:
Later in the afternoon at his other office on the Warner Bros. lot, Berlanti meets with fellow producer Ali Adler and Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood to go over looks for their upcoming revamp of Supergirl. The show will follow 24-year-old Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, and with a twist that that could melt fanboy brains, Berlanti says it's possible this Supergirl could enter the worlds of Arrow and The Flash.
In addition to the news that Adler, Atwood, and Berlanti are currently toying with their variation of Supergirl’s costume, the EW article makes it clear that, unlike Fox’s Gotham, Supergirl could exist in the same universe as [The Flash](series:1068303) and Arrow – though Berlanti, nor EW, elaborate on how likely it is that we’ll actually see the three heroes share screen time.
The CW series don't share a universe with either the DC Cinematic Universe or with [Gotham](series:1127075) or Constantine. iZombie, coming later this year, is set in its own world (as it was in the comics), and while there's some speculation that Gotham could tie into the movies or Constantine into the hoped-for Dark Universe film adapting Justice League Dark, up to now, DC Entertainment has kept their universes separate, ostensibly to allow producers the most creative leeeway. With The Flash and [Arrow](series:720988) taking on bigger and more recognizable superheroes and supervillains, though, it may be a no-brainer to let a series with quasi-shared ownership and a shared executive producer at least theoretically coexist with them.
Greg Berlanti is a producer on all three shows, so I would hope that it's possible, even if it is across two networks. Since Berlanti is developing these shows he would know better than anyone if there was a chance for a crossover. I'm really happy that this is the case, it will be really fun to see this TV universe grow. So maybe one day we'll see an "Arrow vs. Flash vs. Supergirl" crossover!
The Flash/Arrow crossover event begins with The Flash Season 1 episode 8 ‘The Flash vs. Arrow’ on Tuesday, December 2nd @8pm, and concludes with Arrow Season 3 episode 8 ‘The Brave and the Bold’ on Wednesday, December 3rd @8pm.
Sources: Entertainment Weekly (KSiteTv)
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