Fun fact: Both Melissa Benoist, who stars as Kara Danvers/Supergirl and Grant Gustin, who portrays Barry Allen/The Flash are both alums of the hit show ‘Glee’. Meaning they are not only gifted actors, but singers as well! And it looks as if The CW is tapping into that.
Now we already know that The CW is doing a four-part crossover that involves all four of its DC Comics-based shows, which also including ‘Arrow’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ which I think we all realize by now will explain how ‘Supergirl’ and her cast will be integrated into the established Flarrowverse (or as I call it, the Legendary Super Flarrowverse, just to be fair).
But it appears that there will still be a separate two-part ‘Supergirl’/’The Flash’ crossover and it will be a MUSICAL! Like ‘Glee’, the shows will use pre-existing songs (covers) but the network is looking into potentially having new songs written for the two leads.
Last year, Gustin appeared on ‘Supergirl’ which was at that time airing on CBS. The move was an attempt to boost the ratings of ‘Supergirl’, which wasn’t faring well on the older-skewing network. It did its job as it bolstered ratings considerably, but not well enough as ‘Supergirl’ is now going to be airing on The CW. And with the network switch, it only makes sense for ‘Supergirl’ to exist in the same universe as ‘The Flash’ and the other shows.
Executive producer Greg Berlanti commented:
“So many times, it’s a musical episode off the set. On all of the shows we like to use all of the actors’ talents. [There will] probably be an element of the songs being in the characters’ heads.”
Since most folks don’t just burst out into song in public. Unless ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’ comes on the muzak at whatever shopping establishment you might find yourself in. (Or is that just me?)
Berlanti also hopes to draw in some of the other talent at his command, like Victor Garber (Martin Stein/half of Firestorm on ‘Legends’) and John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn) who are also seasoned vets when it comes to musical stage performance.
Just as a little primer, here are a couple of Benoist’s and Gustin’s musical performances from ‘Glee’.
Here’s Grant doing a duet on ‘Smooth Criminal’:
And Melissa performing P!nk’s ‘Blow Me (On Last Liss)’:
And finally a very fitting Benoist as a Woner Woman-esque champion on ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ (the ending is cut off, so sorry!):
Are you intrigued by a musical crossover between ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’? Or is this jump-the-shark territory?
Source: Cinema Blend