How The CW's Superheroes React to Supergirl in the Four-Show Crossover

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 5:05PM
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 5:05PM
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The highlight of everybody's DC superhero TV schedule is probably the annual crossover event in the Arrowverse, where Oliver Queen, Barry Allen, and Kara Danvers team up for a giant super-friend takedown of some huge villain. This year it's the Dominators, an alien race bent on wiping out metahumans, and it looks like the heroes from Legends of Tomorrow are going to be in on the fight, too. The biggest controversy regarding the four-show crossover, however, isn't among the fans—it's among the superheroes themselves.

Sometimes we forget that not every superhero can bench-press a planet and shoot lasers from their eyes. For Batman, the lack of powers gives everyone else a sporting chance, but for heroes like the Green Arrow, the arrival of someone like Supergirl is deeply unsettling. Recently, Arrowverse producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that not everyone is happy to see her:

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"With Oliver, part of Oliver's journey in these episodes is, he's kind of hit his breaking point with things he's willing to accept. He's had Mirakuru soldiers and the Lazarus Pit and magic with Damien Darhk, but flying aliens who can incinerate you with their eyes is beyond the pale for him. So he sort of keeps his distance, which is a very Oliver thing to do. He keeps his distance, and Kara comments, 'Does he not like me?' And Barry's like, 'No, that's kind of how he treats everybody.' There's fun interactions, and it's exciting. Every time we get those dailies and we see them all together, it's just insanity."
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It's a tough gig to be a brooding, serious archer who's recently decided to start killing people again when you've got a bubbly superhuman on your team. But there's a line between wariness and outright hostility. Wild Dog, one of Queen's new team members, has very strong feelings about metahumans, and they're almost all negative. Here's what Rick Gonzalez, the actor who portrays him, has to say about his character's reactions to heroes like Flash and Supergirl:

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"Wild Dog will be in the crossover, and he has a huge dislike for metahumans. So we'll definitely see him not exactly rub well with The Flash and Supergirl and that's just another glimpse into his psyche and his ideas and thinking about the world and the idea that there are people out there who have these sort of powers and who they are. Instead of saying 'Wow, these people can do these things,' he says, 'no, I don't like you because this is what you bring to the table. This is what you represent to me.'"
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Sounds like there's going to be some serious tension between the supposed super-friends during the crossover. But on the other hand, some heroes are actually happy (and a little excited) to see Kara:

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"I think some people like Barry already know her, so Barry's completely cool with her. I think some people are instantly charmed by her - I think Sara's got a little crush on her. [John Diggle], as always...just when he think she's seen it all, you know? There's a moment in it where somebody says 'This is Supergirl,' and it's like 'What's so super about her?' She just lifts off the ground and Dig's like, 'I'm convinced.'"
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So things are going to be interesting, to say the least. If you haven't seen the amazing "Superhero Fight Club" trailer the CW put out last week, check it out!



Supergirl Season 2 runs on Mondays at 8P M on The CW. The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 PM. Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8 PM. The premiere of Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 premieres on Thursday, October 13th.
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