CW's Flash Leads The Way For Stargirl

Before there was even an idea for DC Universe and the original programing DC Comics could bring to their fans, Greg Berlanti and his production agency were creating a television universe that's success has rivaled the DC Entertainment Universe filled with blockbuster movies. The "Arrowverse" as its know or Berlanti-verse consists of shows like Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and The Flash (with Batwoman coming soon). Executive Producer and creator of Stargirl, Geoff Johns, has been working with Greg on creating this incredible universe since it's inception. In an interview with, Johns explained how the success of The Flash's Gorilla Grodd paved the way for the ability to do a show like Stargirl.

Really, I think, with the budgets and the time and the creative has pushed this stuff to be closer to lore and celebrate the lore and I think that’s going to be a lot of fun. So making S.T.R.I.P.E. is hard, like a Gorilla Grodd, you know? Greg Berlanti and I were talking the other day and he was like, ‘You know, when we started doing Flash, in the pilot we put in the gorilla cage that was bent open and we had the Grodd thing there and was like, oh, gorilla was affected by the explosion and, at the time, people were like, how are we ever going to do Gorilla Grodd? How are we going to do Gorilla Grodd? And they were like, well, we want to try. We want to try.’ I think Grodd is kind of this great — he was like the first thing, and now you look at everything that’s happening like, ‘Yeah, we could pull off S.T.R.I.P.E.'

Johns went on to explain more about what Stargirl would ultimately be about and how the show is looking to redefine S.T.R.I.P.E. and the Justice Society of America:

Much like, you know, Arrow reimagining Green Arrow or Smallville, I’m taking a brand new direction on Justice Society. It’ll be, I think, more closer to the lore. I wanted to kind of do a brand new reimagining of it for Stargirl. You can’t do Stargirl without S.T.R.I.P.E. Yeah, he’s in there. It’s cool because, I have to say, with Titans and with Doom Patrol, Warner Bros. has given us the ability to build Robotman and we’re doing Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane and Negative Man and, in Titans, there’s great scenes with Dick Grayson in the Batcave.

If anything, the Arrowverse has shown that epic comic book shows can be done on a television budget and Stargirl's ability to be created truly comes with the success of The CW's comicboook universe. Let us know what you think of the Stargirl direction in our comments below and in our forum!

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