The CW’s DC Comics universe has grown exponentially since Arrow debuted in 2012. In recent years, the network has added The Flash, a spinoff following Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in Central City, and Legends of Tomorrow, which brought heroes and villains from both Arrow and The Flash together with new characters on a time-traveling adventure. Lastly, the fellow Greg Berlanti-created DC Comics series Supergirl – which aired its first season on CBS – joined the network ahead of its second season.
Prior to making the leap from CBS to its new home network, Supergirl was brought into The CW’s DC universe by way of the multiverse and Barry Allen traveling accidentally to National City in Kara Danvers’ (Melissa Benoist) world. Now that Supergirl will be airing alongside The Flash (as well as Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow), though, fans can expect even more crossovers – and director/geek extraordinaire Kevin Smith offers up an idea for one such crossover.
On a recent episode of his Fat Man on Batman podcast, Smith spoke about potentially directing an episode of Arrow – for which there are currently no plans, though “that could change” – and how he would be willing to step in and helm an episode of Supergirl season 2:
“I’ll go there in a heartbeat if they’re like ‘Hey man, you want to come up?’ … I’ve already heard whispers of Supergirl as well. I would love to go up there, especially now that it’s on CW so you get to cross-reference the other shows.”
As for how Smith would include Barry Allen’s Flash in his theoretical episode of Supergirl, he said, “Just borrow Grant for like a scene and run in and give her ice cream.” Smith previously directed episode 21 of The Flash season 2, titled ‘The Runaway Dinosaur,’ which was met by largely positive reactions from both critics and fans. The director is set to return to helm episode 7 of season 3 – which Smith said will film early in September.
Of course, given Smith’s extensive knowledge of DC Comics superheroes, his deft hand at directing an episode focused on comic book world-building (since ‘The Runaway Dinosaur’ saw Barry trapped in the Speed Force), and his excitement about The CW’s shows rivaling that of die-hard fans, he would be an excellent choice to direct an episode of Supergirl season 2. Certainly, many fans may be won over by his suggestion of Barry only stopping in to deliver some ice cream – which was undoubtedly one of the high points of The Flash and Supergirl crossover episode.
Still, though Smith has become a part of the behind-the-scenes of The CW’s DC universe, it would be best to take this comments as wishful thinking at the moment. The whispers to which Smith refers likely don’t mean conversations between himself and the network and/or showrunners, rather among fans of the DC Comics TV universe. So, while Smith may be a good choice of directors for Supergirl or Arrow – especially following his work on The Flash – it remains to be seen if he’ll be tapped to helm episodes of the series in their upcoming seasons.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.
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