Before they were dc superheroes on the small screen, both Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) and Grant Gustin (The Flash), were on Glee at one point or another, showing off their musical talents for the whole world to see. Predictably, ever since both stars joined the DC TV universe as well, there have been questions about possible musical episodes in either of the shows, which were usually welcomed by laughs from both Gustin and Benoist, and then brushed off like it was nothing more than a joke.
Well, it is a joke no more, we guess thanks to an unexpected announcement during The CW’s panel at the TCAs today.
The network has announced that there will be a special two episode, musical crossover event between the two series this season, in addition to the already announced four-show mega crossover happening between Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and The Flash.
While the crossover will be comprised of mostly pre-existing songs as well, the creative team is reportedly considering writing one or two original songs for the crossover, so that both The Flash and Supergirl will have songs of their own. Executive Producer, Greg Berlanti, commented on the news with the following:
“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.”
The creative exec went on to tease that there will “probably be an element of the songs being in the characters’ heads,” rather than having the musical performances themselves factor into the crossover’s actual plot. He also shared the desire to possibly bring in other DC TV actors for the crossover as well, with Victor Garber, John Barrowman, and more having musical backgrounds as well.
Considering how adorable and fun The Flash and Supergirl crossover was last season though, I can only imagine what it’ll be like when you throw musical performances into the mix. It’s definitely a risk, but seeing these shows embrace their fun side has also been what’s elevated them above some of the DC films even in the past, and who knows? These musical crossover episodes could end up being one of the DC TV Universe’s best gambles yet.
The Flash will premiere with its third season on October 4th, while Supergirl will return for a second season on October 10th.
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