There are rumors that would be cool, and then there are rumors that are just too good to be true. This is one of the latter — but we’re still holding out hope.
A new report from The Hashtag Show claims Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is “locked” to direct The CW’s upcoming musical crossover between The Flash and Supergirl. Even better, the report claims the villain of the episode will be the Music Meister, who was previously voiced by Neil Patrick Harris in a 2009 episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Harris, of course, starred in Whedon’s musical miniseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog … and they seem to think he could reprise the role in live-action for the crossover event. If you've ever seen Dr. Horrible, you know how awesome that could be.
Yeah, just unpack that for a minute. Whedon, the guy who directed The Avengers, could helm a musical superhero event. Whedon, the guy who made the masterpiece “Once More, With Feeling” musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, could make the Scarlet Speedster and Maiden of Might sing superhero songs. With Dr. Horrible himself possibly co-starring. A thousand times yes.
It’d be a match made in heaven, no doubt, and all you can do is just cross your fingers and hope it comes true. The Flash has already proven it could attract A-list directors last season with Kevin Smith, though Whedon is arguably an even bigger coup among certain geek circles. The musical installments are set to air around episodes 13-14 of the coming seasons, but considering the lead time required to pull it off, you’d hope we might hear something relatively soon.
What do you think? Do you want Whedon to take a crack at this thing?