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Could Jay & Silent Bob be set for The Flash? New poster for Felicity’s ‘Overwatch’ character, Supergirl and Flash get ready to race and could we see Arrow, Supergirl, Flash and Legends crossover next year?

March 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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OK, let’s race through some cool news from the Arrow-verse about The Flash, Supergirl and Arrow. Cool? Cool.

Ok, first up, could Jay and Silent Bob appear in the upcoming episode directed by Silent Bob himself, Kevin Smith?

Well, firstly, Kevin Smith posted the image and following words on his Facebook page (keep scrolling)


Me and my hero. I got to “direct” #TheFlash himself yesterday and shoot the suit! The costume looks breathtaking in real life but it’s nothing without the wearer. And that wearer is the great @grantgust – who was a joy to watch work. The story of @cwtheflash is the journey of #BarryAllen – so you have to care about Barry for the show to work at all. The beauty of this marriage of performer and part is that #grantgustin brings a vulnerability and humanity to Barry which elevates a series that could be written off by the uninitiated as “that show where the guy runs fast” to must-see TV. We live in a world where we get to see all of our comic book heroes come to life on both the silver and cyber screens. And of all the actors and actresses playing men and women of mystery (a weird, wonderful yet difficult genre to pull off) Grant and his pitch-perfect portrayal of Barry Allen stands shoulder-to-costumed-shoulder with other masters-of-their-masks such as #robertdowneyjr and #adamwest and #ryanreynolds. I love an actor or actress whose work is so strong it can bring me to tears – and if you’ve ever seen that video of me watching #Flash on my #KevinSmith #youtube channel, you know that I can #BawlBarryBawl over this show like a big baby bitch. I’m as invested in Grant’s Barry as I am in some blood family members; in my book, that means the kid elevates the genre. Yesterday was Day 3 of 8, so when we wrap today we’ll be halfway done shooting the episode I’m directing. We’re shooting a scene today that timely ties into something special from one of my favorite Season 1 episodes. As a storyteller for the week, I’m keen to do the material and the cast & crew justice… But as a fan of the show, I’m freaking out about this deep cuts callback! The other night, we got to add an iconic (and tasty) location to the Flash universe but today? I get to sorta go back in time! I can’t tell you how happy all this shit makes me… #centralcity #runbarryrun #funbarryfun #vancouver #thecw #theflashcw #thefastestmanalive

And Smith has been sharing imaged of himself and Jason Mewes, Jay, on the set of The Flash which has led a few to believe we might see them cameo on the episode… we reckon it’s not impossible. What about you?

In related news, while we all wait for Arrow to return this Wednesday night (23rd March, 2016), we get a new teaser for the episode and, even better, we got a new character poster for Felicty’s hero character: Overwatch. Check out the poster, trailer and synopsis below. Oh and keep scrolling for more news.

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Synposis: CUPID RETURNS TO WREAK HAVOC ON STAR CITY – A heartbroken Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick) returns to Star City with one goal – to destroy anyone in love. The team learns she’s killing couples on their wedding day so Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) decide to pose as bait. “Broken Hearts” episode of Arrow will air Wednesday, March 23 at 8PM ET/PT on The CW.

Next, we all know that Supergirl and The Flash are meeting on-screen for the crossover event Worlds Finest on Monday, March 28th. We’ve been hoping the two would race in the episode… and we have the beginning of the epic competition now: (continues after clip) 

And in even more related news, Supergirl herself, actress Melissa Benoist, did a live Q&A on Facebook (click for the full chat) and in it she was asked about other characters she’d like to see crossing over into her show after The Flash and she says absolutely and she thinks there’s a potential already in the show: “Chyler Leigh who plays Alex on the show, her and I actually, we kind of have a theory that perhaps, and this is just us, we are not the authority on this, but we think that Alex could make a really good Batgirl. She’s got all the gear and the gadgets and the D.E.O to make her a really good Batgirl.”

We’re not sure we can see this… Batgirl should be Barbara Gordon if she appears, but it’s a big earths out there so never say never.

Finally, The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and star Grant Gustin were speaking to EW about the upcoming crossover and they hint that it’s the beginning of something bigger: “It’s one of my favorite moments (Supergirl and Flash racing) in this episode,” says Kreisberg. “It’s close.”

When they are pushed about Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow meeting, Gustin says: “That’s in the cards at this point. The whole point of us doing this crossover is setting up the fact that maybe next year we can cross over all of them.”

Be honest, how cool would that be? Yeah, we know. Very. And don’t forget Vixen, Constantine and more are out there too…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….