The iconic Warner Bros. water tower received a superhero makeover last night.
Giant renderings of “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham” detective Jim Gordon and “Supergirl” are now featured on the tower, celebrating the four DC Comics characters. Dozens of studio artisans, engineers and artists collaborated to create and place the 22 feet by 20 feet, 5000 pound aluminum panels high on the 100-foot tower.
Among those who attended the unveiling of the tower redecoration were “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist, “Gotham” stars Erin Richards and Cory Michael Smith, executive producers Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Ali Adler (“Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow”), and Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon & John Stephens (“Gotham”). Several of those in attendance — including Benoist and Berlanti — braved rides in a cherry picker to take selfies in front of the panels.
Berlanti, who exec produces a lion’s share of the shows festooning the water tower, spoke with Variety back in May about his strive for quality in his shows. “I don’t want to do more just to do more if it’s not good,” he said.
While The CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash” and Fox’s “Gotham” already have their respective seasons underway, the highly anticipated series premiere of CBS’ “Supergirl” isn’t slated until next Monday, Oct. 26. Variety’s Brian Lowry said in his review that the show has a chance to soar.
“Finding the right star, and constructing a credible pilot, are big parts of the battle,” he wrote. “Thanks to those strengths, if the producers can sustain the playfulness and action without going overboard on Flockhart’s character, there’s reason to believe this ‘girl’ can fly.”
The superhero panels will hang from the studio’s iconic tower for the next 90 days.