Crossovers Planned for ‘Arrow,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Legends’ — But What About ‘Supergirl’?

CW DC Superhero Crossover
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Crossover episodes between its hit superhero shows — “The Flash” and “Arrow” — have fueled the CW’s success, and network president Mark Pedowitz promises there will be more to come. “We’ll be doing them as special events in the fourth quarter,” he told ad buyers at the CW’s upfront presentation.

With yet more characters from the DC Comics universe entering the CW schedule with the pickup of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” the plan is for even more creative storytelling, especially since the shows will all be in the hands of executive producer Greg Berlanti and his team, including EPs Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.

“We do have crossovers planned,” says DC chief content officer Geoff Johns. “The point of building these three shows out on the CW network is we can make a comicbook world. That’s really the secret formula starting to emerge on television for the first time.”

Johns says the plan is for the characters to weave in and out of storylines, in order to help and challenge one another. “The shows are acting like monthly comicbooks by doing so,” he notes.

Indeed, Stephen Amell’s “Arrow” and Grant Gustin’s “The Flash” appear prominently in the trailer for “Legends of Tomorrow.”

But there’s another DC character being introduced to the smallscreen this fall who might have to sit out all the crossover fun — at least for now.

Of CBS’ hotly anticipated “Supergirl,” “The network has said publicly at this point they’re going to keep her to themselves,” says Berlanti. “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.”


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  1. matt says:

    Good luck CBS. A day late and like…..let me check…. 58 million dollars short. Sorry about it cuz I really like Bruce.

  2. matt says:

    Since NBC owns the rights to Heroes and also that Disney owns NBC would it not put a hitch in some movie goers watching if we saw stars collide? Just asking.

  3. flarrowfan says:

    There have been reports the show is in the Arrow/Flash-verse. Maybe if CBS sees the potential of success in crossovers with CW, it will happen. I would love to see Oliver help train Kara fight and Barry help her maintain her speed.

  4. dijeizasin says:

    Supergirl travels across time, space and dimensions in the comics, so even if its not all in the same universe (which is likely the case as nobody knows about aliens or Superman in Arrow), it should be fairly easy to crossover with the Arrowverse.

  5. theeinvisiblecircus says:

    Reblogged this on Invisible Circus and commented:
    so basically not until it gets a full season pick up or atleast survives the first month of airing.


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