Yesterday, the CW announced at the TV Critics Association press tour that the CW would be doing something quite interesting with two of their DC shows: they’d have a two-part musical crossover between them. The shows in question were THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL, though they also implied that other characters in this Greg Berlanti-created universe may join in on the fun.
This isn’t the most interesting bit of news now, however.
According to a report from YouTube channel THAT HASHTAG SHOW, the CW has turned to Joss Whedon himself to direct the musical crossover.
This is crazy cool on a couple of different levels. First is the obvious fact that Joss Whedon was once one of the key architects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the ARROW-verse is no DC Extended Universe, this bit of news would solidify Whedon taking the leap from one comic book giant to the other.
This is also noteworthy because the choice is damn near perfect. Whedon has made no secret of his love for musicals. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER was a series of his that had a popular musical episode, he directed an episode of GLEE, and Whedon’s web series DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG (starring Neil Patrick Harris) was — as you can tell from the title — also a musical.
In addition to this scoop, THAT HASHTAG SHOW also states that the villain in the musical crossover will be the Music Meister. This is noteworthy since the Music Meister was created for a special musical episode of the animated series BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, and was voiced by Neil Patrick Harris.
The scoop ends with a bit of speculation. Given the fact that Whedon has worked with NPH before in DOCTOR HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG, and that the villain they’re using in the crossover is the Music Meister, who was voice by NPH, it’s reasonable to assume that NPH will be reprising his role for these two episodes. It wouldn’t be the first time the ARROW-verse pulled from previous iterations of characters (THE FLASH has had Mark Hamill reprise his role as the Trickster twice already), so this isn’t exactly a stab in the dark.
What do you think of this bit of news? Is Whedon the right choice? Let us know in the comments down below!
THE FLASH returns to the CW this October, and SUPERGIRL makes her CW debut in the same month.
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SOURCE: That Hashtag Show