Word from CBS is that Grant Gustin’s scarlet speedster will be racing over to join Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl in an upcoming crossover episode, scheduled to air on Monday, March 28. The Flash and Supergirl Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about the two superheroes joining forces.
“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making Supergirl—The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up! “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.”
Speculation on whether or not the two superheroes would meet — in the same vane as Flash and Arrow — has been going on among fans since as early as the production days for Supergirl. The ‘Flarrow’ fandom (this writer included) are still left wondering as to the ‘how’ of such a meeting, what with the existence of Superman being well known in the world of Supergirl and the altogether absence (thus far) of the last son of Krypton, or any other alien races in The Flash or Arrow.
‘Worlds’ may be the key word in this pairing of speedster and kyrptonian, what with last night’s Flash episode, “Fast Lane”, ending with Barry Allen announcing that he and his friends at S.T.A.R Labs would soon venture into Earth-2, a parallel planet from which all manner of strangeness has been spilling over into Allen’s neighborhood. The introduction of the multiverse in the Arrow spin-off’s second season certainly makes Team Flash crossing paths with Supergirl and exploring an alternate timeline in which the Man of Steel exists a possibility.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as the titular character aka Kara Danvers aka Kara Zor-El. Also starring is Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Dean Cain and Helen Slater.
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 PM ET on CBS, while The Flash airs on Tuesdays at 8 PM ET on the CW.
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