Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have recently confirmed what many fans have been hoping for for quite some time now: Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen will be appearing on Supergirl in the latter half of the program’s debut season.
An official statement reads:
“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!”
The episode will air on March 28th on CBS in the US; with the return of Supergirl having been pushed back until April 1st in the UK, it’ll be quite some time before we’re able to see Grant Gustin teaming up with Melissa Benoist’s Kara Danvers on the small screen.
At the minute, there’s no word on whether or not Benoist will also be appearing on The Flash; similarly, it appears that there are no plans for a crossover between Arrow and Supergirl, or between Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, though obviously a crossover with The Flash opens up the possibility for further crossovers in the future.
Personally speaking, I’m quite pleased to hear this news; I’m a big fan of both shows, and I think it’ll be great to see the characters I love from both programs get to interact with one another.
Admittedly, I do think this may perhaps have been better saved for a future season of Supergirl; it’s possible that this could simply be too early to be as effective as it could be. For the most part, as much as I like the idea of this crossover, I’ve agreed with the statements we’ve heard from Berlanti and Kreisberg so far - that it’d be better to allow Supergirl to establish itself first. Interestingly, though, they must have had some inkling that this was going to occur for a while now, so perhaps that was never a belief.
But! The fact remains that I am not in charge of Supergirl or The Flash, and at this point I’m inclined to trust Berlanti and Kreisberg to make the right choices.
After all, I’ve been quite enamoured by their work so far. Roll on April!