Thanks to the massive amounts of money made by Avengers and Guardians Of The Galaxy, there are about to be a lot of superheroes on television and it seems like most of them are produced by Greg Berlanti. With Flash, Arrow and an as-yet-seemingly-unnamed teamup series on the CW and Supergirl on CBS, fans are wondering if the different networks will alow the shows to share a universe. (And by fans, I mean “Stephen and I.”) While I’m all for a shared universe, the biggest sticking point might be Supergirl herself, with her ties to Superman and a greater Kryptonian mythos (though we don’t yet know how much of that will make it to TV) which leads us to today’s brave and bold query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is actually uncertain on this one, as the shared universe concept might stretch somewhat thin over four potential series, asking: Assuming they can work out the Flash-Arrow/Supergirl crossover between networks, would you be super-psyched to see the superhero worlds collide?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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6 Comments

  1. Alisha
    April 9, 2015 at 11:48 am — Reply

    Why couldn’t they work it out? CW and CBS are pretty much related networks (The C in CW is for CBS, the W for Warner).

    I’m not entirely sure they SHOULD make this a shared universe, but that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be crossovers. Just bring the multiverse idea to TV and have one of them be like Earth-2 or Earth-16 or something (not directly tied to the comic numbering, just a general use of the idea). They have made mention of multiple timelines/dimensions/etc. in the setting a few times already, so it wouldn’t be that far fetched.

    • TheWolverine
      April 9, 2015 at 4:05 pm — Reply

      My thoughts exactly. I would really enjoy seeing mutiverses & crossovers.

    • April 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm — Reply

      Because television networks are notoriously short-sighted and petty about certain matters, and CBS can be especially dogmatic about strange things…

  2. Malone_hasco
    April 9, 2015 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    Bigger the better! I would like to see shared universe in every DC related show there is.

  3. April 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    I want nothing more than a shared universe. The CW’s expanding universe is exciting and we’re getting to the point where we really get to explore how the average man on the street reacts to a world of superheroes, how they slowly permeate the mainstream. Every time a new series STARTS, we have to watch seasons of origins and shock value stories and it’s a while before the dust settles from the introduction of metas into that universe. I want the dust settled. I don’t want the dust to keep rising over the same kind of thing over and over again. I want new dust.

    I have messed up this metaphor quite terribly. Erm. Sorry.

    • TheWolverine
      April 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm — Reply

      *HACK* *COUGH* *SNEEZE* (Turns on fan & plugs in shop vac).

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