The TV event is almost here, as The Flash will take part in a crossover so big, he'll have to jump between both universes and TV networks, as he join forces with Supergirl in an upcoming episode of the CBS series.
With the anticipation of this crossover, I have decided to sum up what this crossover includes,and what it has an effect on the DCTV Universe.
Shall we begin?
It's not the first crossover between networks
As huge as the crossover seems to be ,however it is not the first crossover the DCTV Universe has ever had. Earlier this season, Matt Ryan’s John Constantine made an appearance on Arrow, after having previously debuted on NBC’s now-canceled Constantine. Also, possibly might be joining Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow,but so far its just a rumor
The Crossover Wouldn't Of Happened If The Multiverse Didn't Exist.
Season 2 of The Flash introduced the Multiverse,in which many Earths and alternate universes exist,other than Earth 1 which Barry Allen currently exists in. This Multiverse allowed the infinite possibilities of ideas,one of them is this crossover.
According to the producer Greg Berlanti, “We needed to create a way to do it," says Berlanti. "We had to introduce Superman since you’ve heard about him and you’ve heard about Supergirl, but in worlds of Arrow and Flash, they didn’t exist in that world. We introduced the multiverse in The Flash this year, and that was always our way in.”
It was the multiverse which made it all possible. Most fans assumed as much when the crossover was announced with very little details at the time and the suspicion only grew when Supergirl cameo-ed on The Flash as Barry Allen traveled through dimensions.
As for why Barry Allen and not Oliver Queen, it seems even simpler. Oliver wouldn't exactly be a snug fit into National City's mythology while Barry would have a much easier time accepting and girl with super strength and the ability to fly.
Theres Going To Be A Race Between The Two Superheros.
Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin will find out who "the fastest person alive" is during the Flash and Supergirl crossover on the latter show this month, the cast and crew confirmed at PaleyFest LA's Supergirl panel. They teased the crossover with a lot of excitement.
"I'm excited for you guys to see the race," Benoist said to the crowd of fans and journalists. While the poster for the episode sure implied a race between the pair - a race between Superman and The Flash is a comic book staple - it's the first time someone from the show has said that a race would take place out loud.
If i were you, I'd place my bets now.
The Tone Of The Episode Is Mostly Up-Beat
Aside from the crime-fighting our heroes usually do,this episode will mostly be fun! This wouldn't be surprising, as The Flash and Supergirl's tone is much more lighter than other DC TV Universe Shows, such as Arrow.
"It is the most joyous occasion to have these two superheroes together in the same place, at the same time, working together," Benoist, who plays Kara, a.k.a. Supergirl, told TVLine. "They are both so happy with their powers and what they get to do and how they get to help people, that it's kind of infectious and exciting and upbeat and happy."
It Sets A New Perspective For Kara
This crossover is not only big for television, but also Supergirl herself. She will learn that there are other superheros like her, from many different places, and universes
Benoist said that when Kara first sees Barry in action, she's relieved and excited. "Oh my God, it's someone like me!"
So in a way, this is pretty big for Kara, specially because she's very new to the superhero gig!
Theres A Rivarly Between James and The Flash
Not everyone, however, will be happy to see Barry in National City. For instance, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) won't be thrilled seeing the two heroes "immediately click" and enjoy "quite an adorable banter" with each other.
"We have this little rivalry, because he's a superhero, too, and kind of hitting on my girl a little bit," Brooks said. "I'm like, 'Damn you, Barry.'"
FUN FACT: This isnt the first time Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin meet up,the two actors previously starred together in the show GLEE! This is possibly the reason behind the two actor's great chemistry off and on screen!
Will There Be More Crossovers?
Speaking out recently at PaleyFest (via TVLine) Supergirl executive producer Ali Adler fondly described of the crossover experience, and opened up about the possibility of another one in the future.
"We really had an amazing time making it. It was tough to juggle people’s schedules. The Flash is a busy man, but in success, we’d love to do this again." said Adler
In short, there are probably no crossovers happening in a while,however the door is open is always open for ideas and possibilities.
Other than that, you have to take in mind that Supergirl's future is still uncertain,as the show still hasn't been announced for renewal,however theres still optimism and hope going around the renewal happening
“We’re excited to tell as many stories as the 75 years of the amazing DC canon will afford us to do — so 75 years, Les Moonves,” Adler said.
The superhero crossover will air Monday March 28th on CBS. Where Barry (Grant Gustin), a.k.a. The Flash, suddenly finds himself in National City in episode 18 of "Supergirl," and in exchange for the Kryptonian's help in finding his way home, the Scarlet Speedster teams up with the Girl of Steel to fight not one but two enemies: Silver Banshee (Italia Ricci), the alter ego of Cat Grant's (Calista Flockhart) new assistant, Siobhan Smythe, and returning villain Livewire (Brit Morgan).