Ever since fans learned that ‘Supergirl’ was going to be coming to the CW to join its fellow DC shows, there has been much speculation about whether or not that meant her world would remain outside of Earth prime in the greater multiverse of the DC television universe. It made sense story-wise that her world was separate as it contained her and Superman, and how could the existence of two extremely powerful and heroic aliens not be known if she happened to exist in the same world as Arrow and the Flash. However, it does make cross-overs more difficult, but not entirely impossible, as was evidenced last season when Barry Allen hopped over to ‘Supergirl’ for an episode.
Still, with the CW picking up ‘Supergirl,’ and with news of a massive cross-over event coming this fall, rumors have been rampant that her show might be merging with Earth prime, courtesy of what we all thought was going to be a much bigger story coming out of the Flashpoint event (which was disappointingly small and contained to just the premiere episode of ‘The Flash’). However, according to Andrew Kreisberg during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly on the topic of whether or not Kara’s world will merge with the Arrowverse, Kreisberg explained that any shift will be for Kara alone during a crossover event, and “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.”
So clearly that theory is out, but it might be for the best, as this allows Kara to have her own adventures without having to worry too much about continuity with the other shows, and having to deal with the constant issue I have with both ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ of, “Why don’t they just ask for help from the other guy when they get into trouble?”
What are your thoughts on Kara remaining in her own parallel universe? Do you think they will be able to realistically find ways for her to cross over into Earth prime every time they want to do a cross-over episode? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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