The next big event in the Arrowverse is the two-part musical crossover that’ll start on Supergirl then conclude on The Flash the following night. But who’ll actually be singing? The CW has revealed all to TVLine.
It’s not much of a surprise to learn that both series’ stars, Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) and Melissa Benoist (Kara/Supergirl) will be belting out some songs, not just because they’re the stars but because they both have past musical form; they both sang and danced in Glee. Jesse L Martin (Joe) and Victor Garber (Dr Stein), who have both sung on Broadway, will be given some singing action too, as will Jeremy Jordan (Winn) and Carlos Valdes (Cisco).
Oh and yeah, Mr Light Entertainment himself, John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn), has, of course, muscled his way in on the musical episode too. We bet he banging on the producers’ office doors as soon as he heard about the crossover, begging for a part!
Apparently David Harewood (Hank) and Chris Wood (Mon-El) will also appear be contributing but only “amelodically”, a word which here means (sorry, binge-watching A Series of Unfortunate Events has its side effects) not actually singing.
The format of the crossover will apparently be similar to the way Supergirl kicked off the “Invasion” crossover; the actual “singing” crossover elements only start at the end of the Supergirl episode, saving most of the musical action for The Flash episode which will be called “Duet.”
The villain of the piece has been confirmed as the Music Meister, a character who originated in the animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold, in which he was voiced by Neil Patrick Harris (Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, A Series Of Unfortunate Events). It would be great to think that Harris could reprise the role for the Arrowverse (and indeed, IMDB appears to have jumped the gun by stating that he will, but that is NOT confirmed yet) but surely he’s too big a star now for them to able to afford him? Hopefully not.