Ever since Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was first introduced on Arrow and spun off into his own series on The Flash, The CW has made it clear that they won’t shy away from crossovers within their DC Comics shared universe. So, when Greg Berlanti, who helped build The CW’s DC TV universe along with a team of producers, created Supergirl with Ali Adler and the show found a home on CBS, fans wondered whether the Girl of Steel would ever been seen on screen with The Flash or the Green Arrow.
Then, earlier this year, it was announced that Barry Allen would be visiting Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) in National City on an upcoming episode of Supergirl. Both CBS and The CW have had a hand in promoting the upcoming crossover episode, titled ‘Worlds Finest’, with promos released online and a new trailer that debuted during the most recent episode of The Flash. Now, a new featurette takes fans behind the scenes on the Supergirl and The Flash crossover.
DC Entertainment released the featurette (above) that offers fans a look at a handful of scenes teased by the recently released batch of promo photos for ‘Worlds Finest’, including the heroic duo’s fight against Siobhan Smythe a.k.a. Silver Banshee (Italia Ricci) and Leslie Willis a.k.a. Livewire (Brit Morgan). Additionally in the featurette, Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott) and Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen) explain how their characters deal with Barry’s arrival.
Further discussing the dynamic between Supergirl and The Flash, Benoist and Gustin explain how their superhero counterparts coexist:
Gustin: I think the shows really exist well together and these two characters exist really well together. So, hopefully everyone’s just as excited as me and Melissa are.
Benoist: They have such good chemistry because there’s this joy about them, and humor, [and] a lightheartedness. … I just felt like we were literally living a comic book, bringing it to life.
The Flash has been laying the groundwork for the crossover episode with Supergirl since they ventured to Earth-2 and offered viewers a glance at other alternate universes – including one with Kara Danvers’ Supergirl. Certainly, that glimpse along with all the promos, trailers, and posters for the crossover, have generated plenty of hype for the episode, which marks the first cross-network crossover between Berlanti’s DC Comics-based superheroes. As this hype indicates, and Benoist says in the featurette, it seems fans of Supergirl and The Flash are “down” with the idea of the crossover.
But, as we’ve seen in the past with crossovers between Arrow and The Flash, these event episodes tend to exist solely for the fun of fans. Which is to say, ‘Worlds Finest’ may not fit spectacularly well into the ongoing storylines of Supergirl or The Flash. Though, at least in the case of Supergirl, that may not be a bad thing. Still, as this new featurette seems to hint, the Supergirl and The Flash crossover episode will bring this particular comic book duo to life on television, which is an exciting event for fans of the shows and the DC Comics heroes alike.
The Supergirl and The Flash crossover episode, ‘Worlds Finest,’ airs next Monday @8pm on CBS.
Source: DC Entertainment