The Flash and Supergirl musical crossover details are finally here!
Fans of the superhero shows have been bugging producer Greg Berlanti for a musical crossover between the two shows for ages. In August, Berlanti confirmed that the crossover was indeed happening and now, we finally have some details about it.
On Sunday, Greg spoke to reporters at the CW’s Television Critics Association winter previews and revealed the first details about the villain who will induce the endless singing.
Berlanti revealed that they’ve opted to introduce the the Music Meister, who subjects his victims to mind control with his high pitched singing voice. He originally appeared on the animated series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, according to IGN.
Berlanti was also asked if they would nab Neil Patrick Harris, who voiced the Music Meister in the original series, for the live-action version.
“We haven’t gone about casting yet. It’s the right question, though!” answered Berlanti.
Producer, Andrew Kreisberg added later, “We’re certainly huge fans of him and as the casting process proceeds we’ll see what happens.”
For those wondering if a musical episode would be a good idea, Berlanti assured the press that the musical would be essential in pushing the storylines of each show forward.
He said, “When we get to the musical episode, both Barry and Kara will find themselves at pivotal crossroads on their respective series, and the experience of going through the musical will have a great impact on both series going forward.
With that being said, many fans have expressed reluctance to get on board with the musical in fear that it will come across as cheesy.
Whether or not it is a good idea to plow ahead is yet to be determined. But, with cast members as musically inclined as each respective cast, a musical would utilize their many talents in ways that they aren’t being currently.
Before The Flash star, Grant Gustin landed the leading role on the hit CW show, he had a recurring role on Glee as bad-boy, Sebastian Smythe. Prior to that, Grant toured the country in the Broadway revival of West Side Story.
Although it’s good to know that the leading man would be able to contribute musically to the crossover, Grant is far from the only The Flash cast member with singing talent. Jesse L. Martin, who plays Joe West, Barry’s surrogate father, is a Tony Award winning singer and originated the role of Tom Collins in the broadway version of Rent.
Supergirls’ star is just as musically inclined. Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara Zor-el, also had a recurring role on Glee during its latest seasons. Benoist was cast in the role of Marley Rose, during the fourth season and stayed on until Season 5.
Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale and Jeremy Jordan also have impressive musical abilities.
Thankfully, the show runners have chosen a villain that will hopefully make the musical make sense.
Don’t expect to see any of the actors from Arrow make an appearance however. When news first leaked about the possible crossover, Arrow star, Stephen Amell quickly shut down the possibility of his show being involved.
“No. No. I’m out! I’m the first one. I get to draw the line, and I draw the line at musical,” he said to MTV.
The Flash and Supergirl musical crossover has no official air date, but their Winter hiatus ends on Jan. 23 and 24, respectively.
In the meantime, you can check out the exceptional musical abilities of the actors of the Arrowverse below.
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