DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl (Image Credit: The CW/CBS)
DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl (Image Credit: The CW/CBS)

‘Loose’ plan in place for crossover to begin on Supergirl and continue throughout the week

One of the most highly-anticipated events each year on The CW are the annual crossovers between the Arrowverse shows. It began with Arrow and The Flash during the latter show’s first season, then last year the two shows came together again to introduce Legends of Tomorrow. With Supergirl now in the mix, plans have already been announced to create a four-show event this season. Now, we have a few more details on that upcoming story. caught up with Arrow executive producer Wendy Mericle at Comic-Con last week where she divulged the current status of the crossover:

“Yes we [have a loose plan] for the crossover. It’s loose, but we know that it will go in order for the week, you know, Supergirl [Monday], Flash [Tuesday], Arrow [Wednesday], Legends [Thursday]. That’s the loose plan right now.”

Mericle also discussed the impact the other shows have on the Arrow writing staff. “It opens up so many story telling possibilities, you have all sorts of things you can play with now that we didn’t have before. If it was still just Arrow, we wouldn’t be going back to the basics; we never would’ve moved away from the basics in a lot of ways! Flash opened doors for Metas, and they can do time travel — we’re not doing that though! It is challenging because it gives you more to balance, more to process, but it’s more than outweighed by the fact you have so many more ways to tell stories than you did three or four seasons ago.”

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And finally, Mericle revealed the hero she’s most excited about working with. “I mean, I love Supergirl. How can you not? I love all those guys, but she’s the first female superhero appearing in her own [modern] show!”

The Arrowverse shows return this fall, with The Flash premiering on Tuesday, October 4, followed by Arrow on Wednesday, October 5. Supergirl comes to The CW the following Monday, October 10, with Legends of Tomorrow arriving that Thursday, October 13.