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The CW is currently the place to be if you’re into seeing famous faces from the DC Universe crossing over onto each other’s shows, and ever since CBS’ Supergirl was first conceived, fans have wondered about The Flash getting a crossover episode with the Girl of Steel. Though the initial replies from CBS were of the negative variety, the speed force is now showing us that the two shows may indeed collide at some point in the future.
Crossover conversations started up again as the role of CBS’ entertainment president shifted from Nina Tassler to Glenn Geller at the beginning of the year, and this week’s TV Critics Association winter press tour provided him his first opportunity to make his mark on the public. The Supergirl/Flash topic came up, and rather than an ambiguously worded shutdown, Geller said this, according to TheWrap:
I have to be really careful what I say here. Watch and wait and see what happens.
Okay, so it was ambiguously worded, but in a slightly more positive direction. The CW chief Mark Pedowitz is supposedly into it, but Tassler was always giving answers that made it seem like it wasn’t happening, despite both shows sharing Greg Berlanti as creator and executive producer, along with other several other execs. If Geller is at the point of avoiding conversations about it, that could mean talks are happening, even if the mash-up doesn’t end up panning out. And now is precisely when talks would need to happen, as to get the crossover into motion before the end of this season. Not that waiting until the fall would be all that horrible, but sooner is always better.
Previously, the rumored stipulations for Barry Allen and Kara Zor-El to share an adventure included CBS picking Supergirl up for a full season and for the crossover to happen on CBS, and not the other way around. The network did order up a full season, and though Geller obviously didn’t say if he only wanted the crossover to be a one-way street, it’s not like that would be a bad idea to start off with. Have Kara fly to Central City later on, after assessing how well it worked when he jogged over to National City.
Supergirl has settled into Season 1 quite well in most ways, with Melissa Benoist leading a solid cast through an expanding narrative that fully embraces its comic roots. Pairing her with The Flash for an episode would only make the connected universe stronger, and could make for well-intentioned synergy between The CW and co-parent company CBS. And then get them all together for the season finale of the hero-filled Legends of Tomorrow, and watch everybody’s minds melt into goo. Let us know what you think about it below.
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