If there’s one thing fans of the CW’s Arrowverse shows like even more than the shows themselves, it is when the characters of those shows are able to cross over into the other series’ and make the universe feel interconnected and part of a much larger landscape. Hence the success of each successive major crossover ever since ‘The Flash’ was first spun off from ‘Arrow,’ with the most recent being the ‘Invasion!’ crossover, which used characters from all 4 shows (‘Supergirl,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Arrow,’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’) in a massive serialized story that took place over three nights, with a small bit introducing Supergirl into the storyline at the end of a fourth night. However, fans did notice that it was not a true 4-way crossover as the ‘Supergirl’ part was only that small part at the end, and while Kara herself played a major role on the other shows, her world and supporting cast did not get to join in on the cross-over fun. That is something the powers behind the Arrowverse aim to correct next season.
According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg:
“Next year, we’re hoping to do a true four-way crossover. The great thing about our dear friends at the CW and Mark Pedowitz picking the shows up as early as they did has allowed us to start building the schedules for next season…The thing that we didn’t really plan on [this year] — because we weren’t aware that we were going to switch Supergirl from CBS to CW and it was really going to be part of it — that was the one show that didn’t have built-in shut-down days, so all the other ones did. Melissa [Benoist] ended up being heavily in Flash and then in Arrow, so Supergirl was the one we needed to shut down the most and it was the one that we didn’t have any opportunity to. Now that we’ve gotten the early pickup and we’ve started designing the seasons, we’re building in those dark days, and actually more dark days on Supergirl than the other shows, to make it a little easier.”
Now that sounds very exciting because if this year’s crossover was epic, imagine what they could do with 4 hours of screen time (across all four shows), especially now if they will be hopping across dimensions to visit Supergirl’s Earth.
What are your thoughts on these crossovers getting bigger and bigger? Will we eventually just be seeing a giant Justice League type series on the CW? Do you think they will be able to incorporate ‘Black Lightning’ when he arrives to the CW next year? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant
Nick is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, who belongs to the privileged few who enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost.’ For more of Nick’s thoughts and articles, follow him on Twitter.