Not only did the TCA’s give Arrowverse fans the announcement of the long fan-requested The Flash and Supergirl musical crossover, but apparently a man who is no stranger to directing musical episodes of TV, Joss Whedon, is in talks to direct the two-parter. Whedon who directed the critically beloved musical episode of Buffy Once More with Feeling, is going to make his triumphant return to television for this major event.
Both The Flash star Grant Gustin and Supergirl star Melissa Benoist are Glee alums and have strong musical theater backgrounds. Their viewers, being the savvy fans they are, have been clamoring for a musical crossover ever since The Flash appeared in National City in last season’s Supergirl crossover episode.
The news comes from The Hashtag Show who also broke the news about Finn Jones being cast as Iron Fist for Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series. While IGN has reached out to their sources and have “nothing official to report” at this time. I can also say I personally saw Whedon having a conversation with Gustin during a party Comic-Con 2016 where they seemed to be geeking out with each other. Take that for what you will.
The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing was quoted speaking about finding the right tone for musical crossover at the recent summer TCAs:
“I think we’ll find that balance. There’s certainly potential villains out there who organically feel perfect for this. I’m not so concerned about that. It’s a comic book show, but we’re always going to ground it. We’re not going to approach this any differently just because it’s a musical.”
The Hashtag Show also stated that the villain of the episode will be Music Meister, who was most notably played by Neil Patrick Harris in a musical episode of Batman: Brave & The Bold. Oh dear lord, is it too much to hope for to have NPH to reprise his role in live-action for a Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog reunion with his old director and buddy Joss Whedon?? It’s purely speculation on our part, but the pieces seem to be fitting into place.
The Flash/Supergirl musical crossover is set to air in the back half of their upcoming seasons on The CW.