It was kind of bombshell yesterday when the CW announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour that they were considering a two-part musical crossover between Supergirl and The Flash. Why not? The stars of both series have musical experience, so why not exploit that? The Flash already has if you’ll recall season one’s one-off trip to the karaoke bar. So we’ve got superheroes, we’ve got singing, the whole thing needs now a director, someone with previous experience himself combining the two art forms… Can you think of a better person to pull this off than Joss Whedon? Apparently, neither can the powers that be at the CW.
That Hashtag Show, which established its nerd news bonafides by correctly reporting Finn Jones casting as Iron Fist ahead of Marvel’s announcement, has reported that Whedon will direct the two-part musical event. That seems pretty quick since the first we heard of this was literally yesterday, but if the idea’s been in the works for a while, it might make sense that Whedon has taken part in some kind of discussion with the network. The Hashtag Show is also reporting that the villain of the two-parter will be the Music Meister, who’s best known from the animated Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Whedon is an interesting, if obvious, choice to direct the two musical episodes. He wrote and directed the insanely popular musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Once More with Feeling” and the heroically-themed Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog; the star of the latter, Neil Patrick Harris, was also, coincidentally, the voice of Music Meister on Brave and the Bold. Whedon also directed an episode of Glee, a series that both Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin appeared in, however not in the episode Whedon directed. Last, but not least, Whedon made a couple of little movies called The Avengers.
Sounds great, right? Well, let’s keep in mind that this is all still in the “potential” or “idea” phase, and that no one at the CW has said for sure this is actually going to happen. Of course, the original Supergirl/Flash crossover was mostly theoretical, until the networks and productions were able to make it a reality. In other words, keep your fingers crossed and we’ll update you with any further developments.
Supergirl and The Flash return in October on the CW.