“Crisis On Infinite Earths” looms over the heads of every fan of the Arrowverse. It’s a pretty big deal to be honest. In fact, we can probably say that we’ve been working to this point ever since the pilot of The Flash back in 2019.
It’s going to impact the Arrowverse in a significant way going forward. Even series such as Supergirl and Black Lightning may be feeling effects from the crossover, which has not effected them much in the past.
This is doubly true for Supergirl. While the cast and show has been involved in the Arrowverse crossovers since “Invasion!”, there hasn’t been much impact felt. It makes sense. Supergirl takes place on Earth-38, while the other shows (outside of Black Lightning) take place on Earth-1.
Talking with IGN, showrunners Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner promised that this year Supergirl will feel the effects of “Crisis”. Of course, they didn’t go into details, but it has us curious and theorizing.
“We’re teeing up Crisis in our way, which is a little bit different from the way Arrow and The Flash are doing it. But it’s all interconnected, and the Monitor will be a part of that storytelling,” Rovner said.
Quller added, “In general, it has more impact than our crossovers usually do. It filters into the rest of our season where normally the crossovers are standalone.”
Rovner agreed, “The world will be shaken up and there will be fallout, post-Crisis.”
Many fans and outlets are speculating that this will mean that Supergirl will join Earth-1. This will allow for more conveinent mini-crossovers between the series. Plus, it will probably fill some of the void left when Oliver (Stephen Amell) exits for good.
(Plus give us all the Supergirl and Batwoman moments we can get, please.)
That was originally the purpose for “Crisis on Infinite Earths” in comics. It brought together all the different titles and heroes into one universe. It just makes sense to do it here as well.
We’ll see when “Crisis” airs between December 2019 and January 2020.
Supergirl premieres its fifth season on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9/8c on the CW.