When a musical crossover was announced for ‘Supergirl’ and ‘The Flash’ this season, some cringed. The idea sounded too much like a gimmick, despite the fact that musical episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and even ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ proved to be fan favorites.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg assures that these are not throwaway episodes and the crossover, which begins on ‘Supergirl’ and wraps up on ‘The Flash’, plays an important role in the overall narratives of both shows.
“What I love about it, like with what Joss Whedon would do with ‘Hush’ or ‘The Body,’ where he would have these very special episodes but they were still intrinsic to the storytelling that was going on, is 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 the series moving forward.”
Kreisberg also revealed that– speaking of ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’– the villain of this storyline will be the Music Meister, the original creation that plagued the Dark Knight and his pals, Aquaman, Black Canary and Green Arrow, forcing them to break out in song and dance while he looted Gotham City. The villain was voiced by real life multi-hyphenate Neil Patrick Harris. No casting for the live action version was made, but let’s cross our fingers that Harris might be interested in reprising his role.
The shows have touched on musical talents in the past, such as when Barry sang karaoke and Joe was a jazz singer on Earth-2. Plus Melissa Benoist is a best-selling singer, as a member of the cast of ‘Glee’.
Kreisberg said that the creators were still unsure if the episodes would include all-new original songs,covers or a mix of both.
In other ‘Supergirl’ news, Kreisberg said to expect the returns of Livewire and Metallo and cautioned that a large part of ‘Supergirl’ Season Two Part Two will revolve around Mon-El and his mysterious past.
When asked if ‘Supergirl’ might adapt the ‘Death of Superman’ storyline as the show has with other ‘Superman’ comic tales, like ‘For The Man Who Has Everything’, he said no. “It’s not that we’ve been told we couldn’t do that, but it feels like it’s territory that’s being trod on,” he replied, referencing the death of the Man of Steel in ‘Batman V Superman’.
Are you ready for a little song and dance from ‘Supergirl’ and ‘The Flash’?