‘The Flash’ And ‘Arrow’: Crossover Ratings Hits High, ‘Supergirl’ Crossover, Wally West First Look

The Flash and Arrow are both coming off their massive CW crossover event that actually managed to surpass their last crossover event. According to Variety, The Flash/Arrow crossover event for this season not only put the shows at the highest in their time slots, but also managed to surpass The Flash and Arrow crossover from last year. This season’s crossover earned a 1.6 in the Nielson ratings, which was up from The Flash/Arrow crossover last year, which was a 1.4. Sadly though, The Flash/Arrow crossover merely brought two more Legends of Tomorrow characters under the Arrowverse, but did not quite kick off the new CW comic book adaptation series.

The Flash/Supergirl crossover, also known as the current comic book TV rumor that won’t die, is being discussed by the showrunners of the The Flash, Arrow, and of course Supergirl, yet again. Supergirl just recently picked up her back nine episodes to complete the show’s first season. The rumor that circulated was that if Supergirl was picked up for a whole season, it would greenlight a crossover with the Arrowverse. More specifically, it was allegedly going to kick start a Supergirl/The Flash crossover event or episode. Producer Greg Berlanti, according to the Inquisitr, optimistically shot down the rumors as too soon.

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
Image Via Supergirl season 1 trailer| Courtesy Of CBS |Cropped and Resized

Comicbook reports that it was Arrow/The Flash/Supergirl producer Andrew Kreisberg’s turn. Kreisberg’s answers about a future Supergirl/The Flash crossover event were far less optimistic, and do not look good for the DC Comics mashup.

“There’s always those late nights, delirious, semi-high on pizza where you’re like, ‘You know what would be really cool? If …,but right now there is no legitimate actual plan to bring [The Flash‘s] Cisco [Carlos Valdes] onto Supergirl or to bring [Supergirl‘s] Winn [Jeremy Jordan] onto Legends [of Tomorrow]. First of all, we don’t even know if we could, legally. And quite frankly, just making the Arrow-verse, which is what we call Legends, Flash and Arrow work and then making Supergirl work, it’s enough of a challenge without having to add a fourth player.”

Supergirl may not be meeting Cisco anytime soon, nor The Flash in a crossover event, but Cisco will be on Legends of Tomorrow. Though the exact nature of his role is unknown, he has made quite the connection with Hawkgirl.

Velocity 6 helped Jay Garrick temporarily regain his speed just in time to save Earth-2 Dr. Harrison Wells. The Flash showrunner Andrew Kreisberg confirmed that it will be the precursor to the famous Velocity 9 formula from the DC Comics universe, but how it will get from 6 to 9, is a little less clear.

“If you’re a fan of the comics, you know that a big part is ‘Velocity 9,’ and today you met ‘Velocity 6. It’s safe to say that there will be a few more iterations of that formula. How it plays out, and how it works, and who uses it, and the effects that it has, that’s something you’ll have to watch.”

Velocity 9 is important to the overall universe for The Flash, but even more important is Wally West, also known as Kid Flash or the third titular Flash. The final first look of Wally West/The Flash (or Kid Flash) has been released, and here it is.

Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West first appearance
Image Via The Flash Episode "Running to Stand Still"| Courtesy Of Katie Yu/The CW |Resized

Wally West is not here yet, but the good news is he will be in the very next episode of The Flash on Tuesday, and will also feature the return of The Trickster. The Flash season 2 is chock full of characters, Earths, and enough villains to cause plenty of mayhem. The Flash question that is the largest unanswered conundrum has yet to be answered: who is Zoom?

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