Although you can’t shoot a green arrow without hitting a TV show based on a DC Comics property these days, only two – Arrow and The Flash – have any kind of established connectivity with each other. Since it looks like all the DC Universe characters will be on TV at some point now, either introduced in an established show or are being launched into their own series, it begs the question whether or not there will be more crossover potential. Supergirl is an interesting case. Based on the comic book about Superman’s cousin who also finds herself on Earth after Krypton’s explosion, the idea of an alien woman with incredible powers may be too much for the Arrow/Flash-verse and have no place in the gritty realism of Gotham or the supernatural realm of Constantine. Or maybe – maybe – we have that wrong.
KSiteTV, after going over the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly with a fine-tooth comb, came across a fascinating blurb in the context of the people behind the Supergirl series, including executive producer Greg Berlanti, co-creator of Arrow and The Flash.
“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 could melt fanboy brains, Berlanti says it’s possible this Supergirl could enter the worlds of Arrow and The Flash.”
Say whaaaaaaaaaat? That’s an interesting development, but can Berlanti make it happen? In terms of the nuts and bolts of crossing over the three shows, who knows? And it’s worth noting that we are, as yet, unsure if Supergirl will be picked up as a series (although it’s as sure a thing as you can get in the TV business). However, working in favor of the possibility of crossing over, first of all, is Berlanti himself. Secondly, Supergirl is being developed by CBS, which is part owner of The CW, home network of both Flash and Arrow, so there’s a decent amount of corporate synergy that can be capitalized on there too.
But even if we don’t see the Girl of Steel, the Emerald Archer and the Fastest Man Alive all fighting crime together, there’s also, at least, a possibility of characters from one show popping up in the other. We know The Flash has plans for Gorilla Grodd, for instance, would it be so crazy to assume that Grodd could show up on Supergirl to cause trouble? Or Captain Cold maybe? Perhaps the Suicide Squad and Amanda Waller? And who knows what else, or who else, Berlanti and his team have up their sleeves for a small screen introduction later this season on either Arrow or The Flash.
Some very intriguing possibilities here, but obviously this is all idle speculation until there’s actual developments to report. Step one is getting Supergirl on the air next fall. Step two is… Well, it seems like the sky’s the limit at this point. We’ll have more news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie