If there's one thing that comic book fans love, it's a good old fashioned crossover. What used to be an easter egg or special event has now transitioned to a regular occurrence, thanks to the adoption of shared universes and serialized storytelling. And this TV season is sure to be chock full of crossovers, as the CW now has four connected DC properties to somehow link together. But in addition to the massive crossover, Supergirl and The Flash will also have their own adventure but with a twist: it will be a musical episode. Fans of both series have long awaited this, as the casts are stacked with amazing voices, but now we have an idea of who may direct the event. None other than Joss Whedon.
This news, which we're going to still treat as a rumor for the time being, comes to us from The Hashtag Show. They claim to know some serious insiders within the CW, and have learned that Joss Whedon will be directing the musical episode. The plot will reportedly focus around the villain The Music Meister, who was recently created in the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Music Meister was created in order for the animated series to produce a musical episode of their own, and the villain was voiced by Neil Patrick Harris.
Joss Whedon's alleged involvement in the Flash/Supergirl musical crossover actually makes quite a bit of sense. To start, we know that Joss knows his way around superheroic drama. In addition to shaping the early stages of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he also created the classic fantasy dramedy Buffy The Vampire Slayer, along with Firefly and Dollhouse. Whedon knows how to craft stories which include superpowers, and he knows how to do it in an hour long episode.
Additionally, Joss Whedon has shown some serious musical talent in his work throughout the years. Buffy had its own musical episode in its sixth season, where Whedon wrote the original music and script. "Once More With Feeling" is known as one of the best musical episodes in TV history, and is considered one of the highlight episodes of Buffy's seven season run. Additionally, Whedon created, wrote, and directed Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog during the infamous writers strike of 2008. Starring Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion, the web series would eventually win an Emmy and become extremely popular.
Then again, it does seem suspect that Joss Whedon would return to a superhero project for DC comics. After being so heavily involved in Marvel Studios for years, this seems a bit out of left field. If Whedon ends up getting into bed with DC, perhaps we won't be able to see him return to the MCU in the future. This could be a big downer for those who want a Black Widow movie, because Whedon has been heavily hinted as the perfect director for the project.
I do hope that Joss Whedon ends up directing a musical crossover for The Flash and Supergirl. There is a ton of musical talent in the casts that would be able to bring really great performances to the small screen. Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin both got their TV starts singing and dancing on Glee, so they clearly have the pipes. Additionally, Supergirl's Jeremy Jordan is a Tony nominated Broadway actor and Chyler Leigh got her own song during Grey's Anatomy's musical episode. And The Flash cast includes Jesse L. Martin who got his big break as Collins in the musical and movie version of RENT.
Are you ready for a Joss Whedon-directed musical crossover? Sound off in the comments below.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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