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Supergirl and The Flash will be creating a DC Multiverse on your TV

02.03.2016
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How many DC Universes are we going to get in our visual media?

It would appear at least two right now with the news that the TV version of The Flash, played by Grant Gustin, will be leaving the confines of his solo series on The CW for a guest appearance on SUPERGIRL over on CBS. Mark your calendars for March 28, as that is when the crossover is set to happen, and while details of the episode are limited, it looks as if the visit will only be in one direction. Therefore, don't expect Melissa Benoist's Supergirl to show up on any of The CW's shows for the time being... at least not yet.

Per Deadline, the reason The Flash is able to make the jump is due to Barry Allen's ability to cross dimensions on the show, and the crossover would remain consistent with what is happening on THE FLASH currently, following the opening of a dimensional rift that has now created Earth One and Earth Two.

In a statement expressing their excitement on what's to come, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg had the following to say...

We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making Supergirl. We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.

The DC multiverse is real. Now the big question moving ahead - How far are they willing to go with it?

Source: DeadlineDC Comics

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12:00AM on 02/04/2016

Just have Barry show up in National City

They don't have to explain anything. This could be Earth-S Barry who is also the Flash on Earth-S. They could have cameos with Dr. Wells, Caitlin, Cisco, Joe and Iris but this would be Earth-S Dr. Wells, Caitlin, Cisco, Joe and Iris. It would leave open the possibility that Supergirl and Superman also exist on Earth-1. That would be much better because they could have the crossover go the other way next season and again they wouldn't have to explain anything. They don't have to be slaves
They don't have to explain anything. This could be Earth-S Barry who is also the Flash on Earth-S. They could have cameos with Dr. Wells, Caitlin, Cisco, Joe and Iris but this would be Earth-S Dr. Wells, Caitlin, Cisco, Joe and Iris. It would leave open the possibility that Supergirl and Superman also exist on Earth-1. That would be much better because they could have the crossover go the other way next season and again they wouldn't have to explain anything. They don't have to be slaves to continuity because any changes to continuity done for the crossovers can be explained as the two shows taking place on different Earths.
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9:22PM on 02/03/2016
If the writers of Supergirl are going to say she's from a different universe than Arrow/Flash/LoT, doesn't that sound like they're admitting to being a lesser valued show? That's what it looks like to me, at least. And I can add Constantine to the mix.

So the Supergirl show is separate from every other DC property on TV (Not involving iZombie). Yeah, this future Supergirl episode is as important as Green Hornet meeting Batman.
If the writers of Supergirl are going to say she's from a different universe than Arrow/Flash/LoT, doesn't that sound like they're admitting to being a lesser valued show? That's what it looks like to me, at least. And I can add Constantine to the mix.

So the Supergirl show is separate from every other DC property on TV (Not involving iZombie). Yeah, this future Supergirl episode is as important as Green Hornet meeting Batman.
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9:18PM on 02/03/2016
I detested Supergirl from the start, but I will give it credit, it has gotten better. It has dropped its misandric insulting of men half a dozen times an episode, and has actually gotten into a pretty interesting story especially with the revelation of Martian Manhunter. That being said we all knew it was only a matter of time. And the ability for Barry to visit different earth's, it gives him a one way ticket to share a universe with her. Since they are closing the rifts now on Barry's end,
I detested Supergirl from the start, but I will give it credit, it has gotten better. It has dropped its misandric insulting of men half a dozen times an episode, and has actually gotten into a pretty interesting story especially with the revelation of Martian Manhunter. That being said we all knew it was only a matter of time. And the ability for Barry to visit different earth's, it gives him a one way ticket to share a universe with her. Since they are closing the rifts now on Barry's end, and if they close them all this season, it might be a one off crossover but one both shows will benefit from.
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8:48PM on 02/03/2016
Get Tom Welling to reprise Superman and get him involved too.
Get Tom Welling to reprise Superman and get him involved too.
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12:11AM on 02/04/2016
Someone reportedly asked Tom Welling to reprise his role as Superman and he said "Hell no". My guess is that the reason they didn't cast a Superman for Supergirl is because they've been waiting to see if he would change his mind. After all, they could have an episode of Supergirl in which Supergirl goes to Metropolis and meets Clark, Lois and Lex. It would be fan service to bring those characters back. Supergirl and Superman could team up later in the episode but we wouldn't see Superman's
Someone reportedly asked Tom Welling to reprise his role as Superman and he said "Hell no". My guess is that the reason they didn't cast a Superman for Supergirl is because they've been waiting to see if he would change his mind. After all, they could have an episode of Supergirl in which Supergirl goes to Metropolis and meets Clark, Lois and Lex. It would be fan service to bring those characters back. Supergirl and Superman could team up later in the episode but we wouldn't see Superman's face so Tom Welling would not have to wear the costume. It actually makes sense that Superman would be in and out quickly so people wouldn't recognize him, You might recall how they used that idea on Smallville and people just called him the Blur.
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6:12PM on 02/03/2016

That's probably a good idea....

I want to see Barry on the show (and it's larger audience), but he's never mentioned her (or her cousin), and she's never mentioned him. Therefore there has to be a "barrier" between their worlds or we'd have the Marvel Avengers paradox where everyone's first question to every solo movie is, "Why aren't you calling The Avengers?"
I want to see Barry on the show (and it's larger audience), but he's never mentioned her (or her cousin), and she's never mentioned him. Therefore there has to be a "barrier" between their worlds or we'd have the Marvel Avengers paradox where everyone's first question to every solo movie is, "Why aren't you calling The Avengers?"
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1:44AM on 02/04/2016
Personally I think some slack needs to be given on the 'why aren't you calling the team?' thing. It exists in the movies because it exists in the comics (Marvel and DC both). Wherever there is both team and solo movies, that question will be unavoidably there. The Way around it I suppose is to make sure the solo outings are not the huge world threats that the ensemble movies are. In general I think we're supposed to buy that there are many different threats to deal with on multiple fronts as
Personally I think some slack needs to be given on the 'why aren't you calling the team?' thing. It exists in the movies because it exists in the comics (Marvel and DC both). Wherever there is both team and solo movies, that question will be unavoidably there. The Way around it I suppose is to make sure the solo outings are not the huge world threats that the ensemble movies are. In general I think we're supposed to buy that there are many different threats to deal with on multiple fronts as well as larger threats to deal with on a united front. For the sake of fantasy that's good enough for me.
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