Crossovers are always a treat. Seeing beloved characters pop into an unexpected continuity is exciting. Who didn’t love it when the various CSI teams helped each other solve a murder? Or when multiple generations of Star Trek crew members crossed paths? Or when Steve Urkel of Family Matters made surprise appearances on Full House and Step By Step? Remember that time Superman traveled to Eternia to fight He-Man? That totally happened in DC Comics Presents issue #47. The Avengers is one giant crossover when you think about it.
So when a group of CW executive producers announced that The Flash and Supergirl will be doing another set of two crossover episodes in the second half of their respective seasons, it made perfect sense. Okay cool. They’re both DC superheroes, so of course they’d team up for a two-part musical extravaganza.
That’s right. They’re going to be musical episodes. Why? Because Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist are both Glee alums, and many other cast members from the shows have Broadway experience. The songs in the episodes will mostly be pre-existing songs, but the producers and writers hope to include one or two original works. A talented cast means the songs will sound good, but the real question is will it make sense? When Buffy the Vampire Slayer did its musical episode, there was a very good reason why everyone was singing. We all had doubts about how good the Buffy musical episode would be, and it became a fan favorite. So who knows? I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.
The CW will also have a separate, four-way crossover episode between The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow sometime in November.
What do you think? Could a Flash/Supergirl musical pull off something amazing? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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