Now amidst all the recent excitement surrounding the major television network's announcements of their upcoming slates for the 2015/16 season, there was one video preview that - for many superhero fans - stood out from the crowd: Supergirl.
CBS' new entry in the rapidly-expanding world of superhero television, the show looked to be an intriguing blend of both the CW's hugely successful (and teen drama-tinged) Arrow and The Flash and the slightly higher production values that the higher budgets of the 'Big Four' can bring. Plus, as an added bonus, it seemed possible that in the near future we could even see a crossover with Arrow and The Flash, since 50% of the CW is actually owned by CBS.
It was, in other words, a giant, bubbling cauldron of geek excitement, just waiting to boil over - as you can see for yourself below:
And then Greg Berlanti - executive producer of not only Supergirl, but Arrow and The Flash too - revealed something pretty devastating:
Supergirl WON'T Be Crossing Over with Arrow and The Flash Anytime Soon
The reason? As Berlanti put it to Variety:
“The network has said publicly at this point they’re going to keep her to themselves. I always approach the shows as a fan first, so I would love to see (a crossover). I think in success, all things are possible. But there’s a lot that would have to happen before everybody might say yes to that.”
Or, in other words - it'd likely take either a couple of seasons of major success for both sides (or a serious ratings struggle from CBS' Supergirl) to bring these two parts of the DC universe together.
Which...kind of sucks, actually.
In the meantime, though, here's hoping that Berlanti keeps the two shows' mythologies as compatible as possible - and perhaps even throws a few cross-pollination-y cameos from other characters into the mix to lay some groundwork...