With “Flashpoint” now behind us and the unprecedented four-night, four-show crossover looming, some fans have been looking to see just how and when Supergirl will be integrated into the Arrowverse. Well, unfortunately, she won’t be – at least not in the immediate future.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg gave a simple answer regarding whether or not Supergirl will join “our universe,” but it may not necessarily be the one we all wanted to hear:
“Not for her entire world, but Kara will be traveling from her dimension to our dimension, ‘our’ being the world that The Flash, Arrow, and Legends lives in.”
Well, there you have it. Even though we’ve become well acquainted with Earth-2 over on The Flash, it really seems like it’s about time to start referring to this as the “Arrow-multiverse.” It is indeed nice to see Kara interact with the other major superheroes, but supporting actors on Supergirl have expressed desire to engage in crossovers as well, so this presents a bit of a problem. Plus, viewers may eventually find themselves exhausted by the notion that she must hop a dimensional barrier every time a team-up with The Flash or Green Arrow is set to occur.
A simple, yet expensive, solution would be to eventually take a page out of the Crisis on Infinite Earths comic book event and merge the various universes into one streamlined continuity. If not this season, it should definitely be considered for Fall 2017’s inevitable multi-series crossover. Not only would it put the aforementioned problems to bed, but the hardcore geeks will be dancing in the streets once CoIE is brought to life.
Plus, fans will likely want to see Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman get a piece of the crossover action at some point. Speaking of the Man of Steel, Kreisberg had this to say about what brings he and his cousin together at the start of season 2:
“The two of them actually show up to the same crisis. It wasn’t a turf war, they just both heard about the same tragedy on the news and both flew into action. But they haven’t really gotten a chance to spend time together, especially since she’s come out as Supergirl, and they both want that.
Both of them have a bit of sadness about them, they both have that sense of feeling alone, they both have that sense of feeling different, and both of them remark that that loneliness, that alienation, that isolation goes away when they are together. Part of what these episodes explore is that they don’t get that because of the machinations of the plot and of the actions of Project Cadmus, the villains; they both have homes to defend and they have to defend their own turf.”
Supergirl returns for its second season on Monday, October 10 on The CW. For our thoughts on the premiere, be sure to consult our review.