What’s Next for ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’? Six Things We Just Learned

(L-R) Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen.

(L-R) Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen. The CW

It was on the very last day of the Television Critics Association multi-week press tour– when spirits were low and energy depleted–that CW’s comic-book hero slate appropriately swooped in to save the day. The showrunners and executive-producers of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and recently-acquired Supergirl arrived bearing no shortage of news, tidbits and teasers for the next chapter of DC’s small-screen heroics:

  • The Flash and Supergirl will crossover one again only this time, because dreams really do come true, their interaction will come during a Buffy-style musical episode. The track-list will be made up of “mostly pre-existing songs,” according to uber-producer Greg Berlanti, who joked is “happy to take requests.”

 Arrow and The Flash E.P. Andrew Kreisberg clarified that there will be a storyline reason for otherwise sane costumed heroes spontaneously breaking out into song. “It will probably be an element of being inside a character or characters’ head,” he noted. 

  • A character who is “significant” across the board in the CW DC universe will be “exploring their sexuality, and dealing with coming out.”
  • “Flashpoint”, the universe-altering storyline that concluded season two of The Flash, will in fact affect Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow as well, Berlanti confirmed.
  • Over on Supergirl, we left off with a mysterious, Kryptonian pod crashing to Earth. Supergirl showrunner Ali Adler confirmed the pod contains Mon-El, played by actor Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries, Containment), another Superman-esque figure in the DC Universe (Clark Kent gave him the name Mon-El because he crashed to Earth on a Monday, proving the extend of Clark Kent’s creative powers).
  • Also coming aboard Supergirl is Sharon Leal (Grimm) as Miss Martian (best known as a member of the Teen Titans, and not to be confused with Martian Manhunter. Totally different alien species, man).
  • Dolph Lundgren, of Rocky IV and Universal Soldier fame, has been cast as a big bad in Arrow season 5’s Russia-set flashbacks, showrunner Wendy Mericle told the press. Related: “This will be the last season with flashbacks,” confirmed Arrow executive-producer Marc Guggenheim.
What’s Next for ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’? Six Things We Just Learned