Lots of big news coming from The CW this afternoon regarding it superhero shows. The latest has Supergirl and The Flash joining forces to sing the villains into submission.

Grant Gustin (The Flash) and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) were on Glee together, and ever since they shared screen time together during the Supergirl crossover last season, fans have been begging for a musical episode.  Greg Berlanti confirmed that one of the many crossovers between the shows next year will indeed be a musical event.  Berlanti said the show will feature mostly pre-existing songs, but hopes they will be able to pen at least one original song for each episode.  Yup, it’s a two-part crossover musical event!

Why a musical episode?

In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Neil Patrick Harris played the Music Meister, turning the animated series into a wonderful musical romp.  It makes sense for the producers and writers to try and cram the villain into the show. And of course it would be wonderful if they were able to get NPH to reprise the role he made famous.

How exciting is this!?

But that is not all! All four shows in the CW Arrowverse will see big changes in the coming season.

We’ve already read about The Ray debuting as the first gay superhero to lead series.

Supergirl will introduce Miss Martian, played by Sharon Leal, while Chris Wood will play Mon-El.

Dolph Lundgren is coming to Arrow as a Russian villain in many of the show’s flashbacks.

Arrow will also feature the gun totting hero, Vigilante.

As previously announced, The Flash season 3 will see Doctor Alchemy as one of the big bads, but we’ll also get to see Savitar giving the speedsters a lot of grief.

Finally, are you ready for Lance Henriksen as Justice Society of America member, Obsidian? I know I am.

Wow! What an incredible day for announcements regarding our favorite superhero television shows! Though I have really liked the surprise reveals made in previous seasons, I’m really excited to know what is coming!

via Variety



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  1. I-am-so-happy! My boyfriend and I have been waiting for a musical number since the beginning (having met Grant Gustin in Glee) and then when Melissa Benoist got cast as Supergirl we were sure they would sing together at some point. And we also have Jesse L. Martin and Jeremy Jordan (Winn in Supergirl. He appeared in the musical-centric show “Smash”). This is going to be a blast!

  2. In addition to the above mentioned Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Jesse Martin and Jeremy Jordan. From what I had known (and found via the wiki) the following other arrowverse folks have some musical chops….

    Laura Benanti (Supergirl’s Mom/Aunt Alura/Astra) has performed on broadway in Gypsy and She Loves Me.
    Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon/Vibe) has also performed on broadway in the musical “Once” & has several Albums.
    Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West/Kid Flash) has been a Singer/Dancer in various productions.
    Victor Garber (Prof. Stein/Firestorm) was Jesus in Godspell,
    Andy Mientus (Pied Piper) was also a singer in Smash,
    Kate Cassidy (Black Canary)’s Father was in the Partridge Family and she sang a cover song of one of their hits when she was 15.
    Ciara Renée (Hawkgirl) performed on Broadway in Big Fish and Pippin.
    Falk Hentschel (Hawkman) is a choreographer and was a backup dancer for Mariah Carey and Britney Spears. Collton Haynes (Arsenal) has recently been releasing music singles.
    Caity Lotz (White Canary) has danced for Avril Lavigne and Lady Gaga and was a member of girl singing group Soccx which reached top 10 in Germany.
    Brandon Routh (Atom) studied musical theatre and plays the trumpet and piano.
    Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn) performed on broadway in Jersey Boys, Follies and Anything Goes.
    Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold) was a member of an a cappella group at Princeton.
    Arthur Darvill also performed as the lead in the musical Once in West End and Broadway.
    Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olson) was in a puppet show called “Magic the Gathering the Musical”
    and of course John Barrowman (Malcom Merlyn) is John Barrowman……

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