Kreisberg Says Supergirl Won’t Exist in Flarrowverse, Even After Flashpoint

Saturday, 08 October 2016 - 3:37PM
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Saturday, 08 October 2016 - 3:37PM
Kreisberg Says Supergirl Won’t Exist in Flarrowverse, Even After Flashpoint
After it was announced that Supergirl would be moving to the CW, it was the general assumption among fans that the two worlds would merge from the effects of Flashpoint, meaning that all DC shows on the channel would inhabit the same universe. However, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently went on record to prove those assumptions wrong, as a new interview with Entertainment Weekly reveals that the world of Supergirl will stay separate from the Flarrowverse, even after the effects of Flashpoint set in.

When asked about the specifics, he replied by saying,

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…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.
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This seems like a pretty terrible missed opportunity, as the point of a shared universe, is, well, to share a universe. Of course, they've already proven in the Supergirl/Flash crossover that these different universes can be accessed through different means, but all of the different benefits that come from these superheroes inhabiting the same world can't be. Though the showrunners must have their reasons for keeping the shows separate, it really seems like they're missing a great opportunity to shake things up with the effects of Flashpoint. Why pull off a reboot (which is essentially what Flashpoint is) and not go all the way? Are only minor things, like Iris being mad at her father, going to result from Barry tampering with time?

Those in charge of DCTV have been making some questionable choices lately, as The Flash is really the only DC TV show that's been living up to expectations - everything else, with the possible exception of Supergirl, currently seem more like examples of mindless superhero madness, shows that take advantage of viewers who tune in for anything and everything where people dress up in spandex and punch each other. As long as people keep tuning in for it, that's not likely to change anytime soon.

Season two of Supergirl premieres this Monday at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.
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