Last season in TV, there was a fun little crossover between THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL. While the episode itself was of little to no consequence, it was a lot of fun for those who enjoyed the light tone. I couldn't count the number of comments online, however, that expressed how much of a missed opportunity it was. Both Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoit are proud members of the GLEE alumni, and such, they have vocal talent to support their actings chops.
With those facts in mind, why in the world didn't showrunner Greg Berlanti turn the crossover into one giant musical (I'm mostly joking here, but you see where this is going)? Well, that fact was not lost on them, and now that SUPERGIRL and THE FLASH are currently on the same network, they've chosen this as the perfect opportunity to have a two-part musical crossover between the two characters.
That's right, I'll say it again: THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL will have a two-part musical crossover.
This fact was revealed at the TV Critics Association press tour by the CW, wherein TVGuide Managing Editor Alex Zalben revealed that the two-episode musical will take place around the 13-episode mark for each respective series this season.
Here are some other details as outlined by the folks over at Screen Rant:
The crossover will use pre-existing songs (presumably similar to the structure of GLEE), though there may be one original song per episode.
ARROW-verse producer Greg Berlanti said the cast often sing while on set and they “like to use all of the actors’ talents.”
Berlanti hopes characters from ARROW and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW will be included in the musical crossover, though it’s unclear at this time which may appear.
The musical crossover will occur in the upcoming seasons after the big four-show crossover between The CW’s DC Comics series.
Executive producer Sarah Schechter credited CW for allowing the creative freedom to suggest the musical crossover.
I'd like to direct your attention to that third bullet. I really hope they're able to incorporate characters from other shows, because there's nothing I'd like to see more than Oliver Queen sharing a duet with Mick Rory from LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. If the CW can somehow make that happen, I could die a happy man.
All joking aside, this is an idea that both excites and infuriates me. As a fan of these shows, I won't be able to take a single thing serious in these episodes, and I can imagine more hardcore fans cursing this outright. However, I'm also someone who's willing to have a bit of fun with their entertainment, and so long as I'm not bored by what's going on onscreen, I don't really see a huge problem. Let's just hope they don't put any real canon substance in these episodes.
What do you think of a two-episode musical? Does this sound like good fun, or is it too silly for your taste? Let us know in the comments down below!