While we here at TG Squared Studios aren’t in the business of pushing rumors (we would much rather only report on facts), two rumors which found there way around on to the Intertubes were so exciting we felt COMPELLED to report on them!
While DC is extremely busy building there movie universe franchise, the television properties (which sadly have no continuity connection to any movies, present or upcoming) aren’t sitting still as they are continuing to grow their own universe in ways that have geeks squeeing with sheer delight!
According to MoviePilot.com, Supergirl might be taking a brief trip from her home on CBS and fly over to the CW for a special guest appearance in May on The Flash. At the moment, the show is scheduled to run for 13 episodes, but if CBS decides to take up the option for a “back nine,” the first season could run for a full 22. If this is the case (which is definitely a possibility, given the generally positive response to the series, and the popularity of superhero shows in general), according to a source with Bleeding Cool‘s, CBS will aim for a crossover to give Supergirl a ratings boost by May sweeps week.
CBS co-owns The CW, so it would be easy to connect the two from a rights perspective, but what would that mean for the shows themselves? While it would be simple enough for Kara to visit Barry, Flarrow has generally ignored the possible existence of other superheroes. The odd Easter Egg for Batman and Green Lantern have appeared in the series, but no mention has been made of Superman. In Supergirl, however, Superman is a very large presence in the world. How would the writers cope with this disparity in a crossover event? Have Flash and Green Arrow simply been ignoring Superman for all these years?
However the crossover rumors don’t stop there! The same source also told Bleeding Cool that Constantine may have found a more permanent home on the CW after his guest appearance on Arrow this season.
According to the rumors, Constantine will become a series regular for Legends of Tomorrow‘s second season, and the show will be based on a Justice League Unlimited format where the major players change each year. Presumably, if he becomes a regular team member for Season 2, we can also count on some guest appearances in the upcoming first season as well.This is huge news for Constantine fans who created the #SaveConstantine campaign when the show was cancelled after only a few episodes on NBC. It was briefly rumored that SyFy might be taking on the show, but when those rumors were quashed, an Arrow cameo gave fans new hope that the CW could pick it up. Now it seems that Matt Ryan’s brief appearance on Arrow may have been enough to convince network execs to give the character a second chance as part of the Legends cast.
It seems that the huge success of Arrow and The Flash is bringing other characters into orbit, and if Legends of Tomorrow is equally popular and Supergirl becomes connected, this could mark the beginning of a truly connected DC TV-Verse (with the obvious exception of Gotham, which exists in an entirely different universe).
Add to these rumors the vast number of Green Lantern Easter Eggs in the existing shows, and it really is beginning to look like the CW will be the home of a full roster of its own brand of Justice League heroes.
Does this rumor excite you? Do you think that this sort of universe branding in the TV universe (should it happen) will either better serve or harm what is happening with the universe building with the DC movies?
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