The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shut down much of the entertainment industry, though major studios are starting to get back up on their feet after a long hiatus in production blocks and premiere schedules. Though given it’s overly interconnected nature, it’s no surprise to hear that the CW’s Arrowverse was another juggernaut franchise that took a major hit.
Not only have the social distancing laws made it more difficult to shoot more episodes, the matter of planning annual crossovers must have quickly turned into a logistics nightmare for the people involved. In the case of The Flash, the situation was even worse. After all, the crew never got to properly finish filming the sixth season, which culminated in the story of the Scarlet Speedster coming to a premature close with only 19 episodes, as opposed to the usual 22, leaving a lot of plot threads unresolved.
Luckily, the team have been working hard to amend that in the upcoming seventh season. But the return of Barry Allen and the gang isn’t the only thing that makes 2021 a monumental year for the Arrowverse. Following Arrow‘s conclusion last year, the network is also bringing the story of Melissa Benoist’s Girl of Steel to a satisfactory ending. But the current circumstances have made it difficult to plan one last crossover within the overarching narrative.
The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace was recently asked if there’s a chance that Barry and Kara could reunite again, to which he replied:
“I wish, but I don’t know,” The EP said with a sigh. “I would say, ‘Ask the folks at Supergirl,’ not me, because that’s really out of my hands.”
Considering the success of “Duet,” the 2017 musical crossover starring Grant Gustin and Benoist in their respective superhero roles, it’d make sense for them to get together one last time, though the producers’ plans for these annual events have been put on hold indefinitely, so we wouldn’t hold our breaths.
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