The Flash, Supergirl staging musical crossover
It’s the moment fans of the Berlanti-verse have been waiting for: The Flash and Supergirl will be staging a musical crossover episode!
“Yes, there will be a musical crossover,” executive producer Greg Berlanti told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday. “There’s going to be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between Supergirl and Flash.”
Of the music they’ll use, Berlanti noted, “I think they’re going to be mostly preexisting songs.”
Practically the entire cast of The Flash has musical talents, including Grant Gustin and Jesse L. Martin, as well as the Supergirl cast, including Melissa Benoist and Jeremy Jordan. “Some of you may know my own personal love of musicals and actors who have been in them, and we have a number of people who can sing across all the shows who will be making some very exciting appearances in the back half of the year,” Berlanti said.
“I’ve probably been leading the charge myself just because my own nexus of loving musicals and loving superheroes,” Berlanti said. “So many times it’s a musical episode off the set, and I think on all the shows, we love to use all of the character talents as much as possible. We’ve toyed with who potentially the villain could kind of be. My sense is we’ll be very careful about how it is they kind of break into song and there will probably be an element of being in some character’s head at the time.”
This crossover is not the same as the four-way crossover between The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow that’s slated for December.
In other super news out of TCA, Kevin Smith will direct episodes of The Flash and Supergirl, Arrow cast Dolph Lundgren as the new villain, The Flash unveiled its new big bad Savitar, Supergirl added Sharon Leal as Miss Martian and revealed that Chris Wood will be playing Mon-El, Legends of Tomorrow tapped Lance Henriksen to play JSA member Obisidian, Supergirl teased how the show will handle Calista Flockhart’s new role, and the super bosses revealed a character will come out on one of the four shows.
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