October 18, 2016: Supergirl Enlisted to Fight Dominators in Flash/Arrow/Legends Crossover

DConTheCW2For a few months now we’ve been hearing about the upcoming “4-way” crossover that will see Supergirl team up with the heroes from the other DC shows on The CW network. It seems it’s really a 3-way crossover between “Arrow”, “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” with Supergirl enlisted to help them fight the invasion by the alien Dominators.

While the crossover will actually kick off at the end of an episode of “Supergirl”, where Cisco and Barry Allen basically enlist Kara’s help, executive producer Marc Guggenheim explains, “Some people call it a four-way crossover because it involves four shows; my ulcer requires me to call it a three-part crossover. The story that’s being told has a beginning, middle, and end: a beginning in Flash, a middle in Arrow, and an end in Legends. But Supergirl is very much a part of the whole thing, so we are crossing over four shows – four shows in three parts.”

So, just how does Supergirl manage to get over to that other universe?

“Last year, Supergirl established that Flash was able to make his way to what I call Earth-CBS,” explains Guggenheim. “It stands to reason that, with the proper breach technology, the reverse can happen.”

As we know, the threat that requires Supergirl’s assistance is the invasion of Earth by an alien race known as The Dominators. In the late 1980s DC Comics published a crossover story titled “Invasion!”, an event which featured a technologically advanced alien race called the Dominators who formed a coalition with various other races to invade Earth and eliminate the threat posed by unpredictable metahumans.

“Once the heroes realize that they’re up against aliens, they decide that they need an alien on their side,” Guggenheim says. “Fortunately, Barry knows a really nice one. I don’t think it’s a big shock that between Barry and Cisco, and all their experiences with Earth-2 and the multi-verse, that they can pluck her from Earth-CBS.”

The CW’s crossover event is expected to kick off in November.

Source: EW.com

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October 18, 2016 9:18 pm

Back in Pre-Crisis they used to refer to the Earth with the Shazam! characters (Captain Marvel, Mary, Jr, Sivana etc.) as “Earth S”.

Might be a more appropriate moniker for the world that has the super cousins in it.

October 18, 2016 11:14 pm

So the easy answer that fans would have liked, not to mention explain that new DEO building that just came up out of nowhere, was that Flashpoint merged the universes and changed things. When they showed that New DEO building I was sure it was a precursor to the universes merging. They already had an event to explain/justify it with Flashpoint. I think it’s obvious now they don’t plan on merging the two universes at all. So what we have now is no different than it was before with Supergirl on CBS. And in the future EVERY Supergirl crossover involves… Read more »

October 19, 2016 8:56 am
Reply to  LJ_602

Not combining the universes makes no sense at all. Given how they’re advertising the shows (like the graphic above), the fact that the intro to Supergirl on CW includes Barry, that they’ve been trumpeting this “cross over” for a while now, that all the characters have been interacting in “fight club 2.0”, and that there’s flashpoint which is a perfect setup for all this, there’s no good reason the universes shouldn’t be combined. I would even wager the average viewer already thinks they are all in the same universe. If it’s to avoid the question “why not just call Superman/Supergirl”,… Read more »

October 19, 2016 10:41 am

On the other hand Supergirl being on a different Earth acknowledges the concept of the Multiverse which is a very DC Comics thing. If you combine the universe’s you take that concept out of play. So there’s basically pros and cons to both.
Also I doubt the writers look at it as there’s only one Earth that is the one that truly counts and that’s the one we should be following. Since not all the Earth’s are complete parallels then maybe the idea is that each Earth has some heroes unique to itself and each one is worth protecting.

October 19, 2016 11:30 am
Reply to  MattComics

I don’t see how it takes Multiverse out of play, in the latest episode of Flash we see it is still in play. And there are still opportunities to go to other universes, so merging one doesn’t take anything out of play, IMO. Don’t forget that other big universe called the DCEU, while I don’t think there would ever be a crossover, acknowledging it with Barry saying something about the DCEU or a glimpse as he’s crossing universes could keep it very huge Multiverse concept very much in play…not to mention give more interaction between the movies and TV shows… Read more »

October 20, 2016 4:24 pm

Supergirl was kept out of the same universe from the start and changing that would have changed a lot from the first season. Way more than what Flashpoint did to Star City and Central City. It also keeps the multiverse in play more than just having Flashpoint and Earth 2.