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Why was The Flash chosen to crossover with Supergirl? And will the two heroes actually race?

March 15th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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So unless you’re new to this site, you’ll know that Grant Gustin’s Flash is set to crossover with the Supergirl TV series later this month (March 28th, to be precise).

And we got the very cool poster above last week (read more about it here) which had us wondering if the two heroes would actually race in it.

And now we know, thanks to Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist, speaking at PaleyFest LA’s Supergirl panel: “I’m excited for you guys to see the race!”

While we were pretty confident it would happen, now we’re definitely excited for it. As for Flash’s appearance on the show, the actress said when Supergirl sees him, she says  “Oh my God, it’s someone like me!”

It was also hinted at that Barry Allen and Kara’s relationship (Flash and Supergirl in case you didn’t know) will be a bit flirtatious and rubs James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) up the wrong way as he has romantic feeling for Kara. Hmmmmmmm…

In related news, executive producer Greg Berlanti, has been talking about why they decided to cross Flash into Supergirl’s universe: “We needed to create a way to do it. We had to introduce Superman since you’ve heard about him and you’ve heard about Supergirl, but in the worlds of Arrow and Flash, they didn’t exist in that world. We introduced the multiverse in The Flash this year, and that was always our way in.” 

Pretty much everyone figured out right away that it was going to be a multi-verse story, but we just love the idea of all these character coming together, and we don’t care how it happens…

The Flash and Supergirl crossover airs March 28 at 8 PM ET on CBS.

Source: Comicbook

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….