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Published On: Sat, Feb 6th, 2016

Grant Gustin will appear as The Flash on ‘Supergirl’

The big screen has seen comic book team-ups with Captain America and Iron Man headlining Civil War and the Justice League finally forms with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman coming together in Dawn of Justice.

Now two of TV’s most lovable superheroes are also looking to join forces as Grant Gustin, who leads The CW’s The Flash, is officially set to guest-star on an upcoming episode of CBS’ Supergirl, which stars Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine.

Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, who executive produce both The Flash and Supergirl, confirmed the crossover in a statement.

supergirl-tv-show-image-melissa-benoist-portrait“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making Supergirl – The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up! We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.”

The episode is scheduled to air Monday, March 28 at 9/8c on CBS.

A potential Flash Supergirl crossover has been the subject of much speculation since before Supergirl even hit the airwaves.

While the shows play on different networks, they share a lot of the same behind-the-scenes talent, including Berlanti, Kreisberg, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and director Glen Winter.

Additionally, After Constantine was cancelled by NBC last year, lead actor Matt Ryan reprised his role for an episode of Arrow (which is also produced by Berlanti and Kreisberg).

This was despite the fact that, as with Supergirl and The Flash, the two shows had not previously been confirmed as existing in the same universe.

While there are no current plans for Benoist to return the favor with a cameo on The Flash, partly because Supergirl has a bigger budget than The Flash, but also because within the narratives of their respective shows, the Flash has the ability to cross dimensions while Supergirl does not.

Gustin and Benoist both first broke out on Fox’s Glee ,Benoist as regular character Marley Rose and Gustin as recurring character Sebastian Smythe.

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