Don’t Expect ‘Supergirl’ To Merge Into The Shared Arrowverse


The Arrowverse has been slowly expanding. Starting off with Arrow in 2012, the universe that included Oliver Queen running around with vengeance on his mind and a bow and arrow in his hand, has grown to include The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. But don’t look for Supergirl to be joining the shared universe any time soon.

When Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen crossed over to Supergirl last season, it was established that the cape-wearing Supergirl hailed not only from another planet, but also from another universe entirely than The Flash. And since The Flash has established that there are multiple Earths, better known as the multiverse, it was expected that Supergirl–which has moved locations and networks, from CBS to The CW–would merge into the shared Arrowverse.

But according to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, that’s not going to be the case, at least not for the hero’s entire world.

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 it looks like National City will remain on its own Earth and Supergirl will be the only one to go over to the shared universe during the four-show crossover airing at the end of November. Which makes sense. Just because Barry decided to Flashpoint, doesn’t mean it altered the timelines (and location) of any other Earth.

Supergirl’s second season airs on Monday, October 10 at 8/7c on The CW.

Source: EW

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • Matches Malone

    Don’t understand why they don’t just use the fallout from Flashpoint as the preset reason for the universes to merge.

    • Vegas82

      I think they want to keep the nearly unstoppable characters sequestered in some way or it becomes a question of “Why doesn’t Superman just swoop in and take care of this? It would literally take him 30 seconds…”

      • Matches Malone

        I can see where you’re coming from but these characters have co-existed in the comics forever; each preoccupied with their own issues and foils.

        I know Arrow is pushing to tether itself to the strictly grounded flavour of S1 & S2 in S5 so perhaps the separation is to preserve that for now.

      • October_1985

        Nobody seemed to care in the Marvel universe when, for example, the agents of Shield are facing villains that Thor would destroy in a minute.

        • SAMURAI36

          And yet, Thor never showed up.

          • Maximillian Pegasus

            That’s what he’s saying.

          • SAMURAI36

            I see.

            I admit that I’m a bit surprised that Supergirl won’t take place on the same earth as the other shows. However, I think that having the Kryptonians show up to stop bank robbers is completely pointless anyway.

            In my mind, I like the JLU methodology, where the Watchtower would deploy various heroes based on the level of the threat at the moment.

      • Carl

        You could ask “Why doesn’t The Flash zoom in and solve all of Arrow’s or the Legends’ problems?” They both have their own problems to deal with in different places. I personally don’t care if another hero could come in to help, each character has their show and I want to see their stories. (with the occasional crossover)

  • October_1985

    Bummer :(

  • Darthmanwe


    Oh come on man…. That was the only reason I was excited for SG Season 2.