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In a strong contender for the most unexpected superhero news of the week, joker 2 should be a musical, with Lady Gaga potentially playing Harley Quinn in Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince. The Internet has roasted the idea of a comic book movie on the musical path, but in fact it is worth remembering that joker 2 wouldn’t be DC’s first musical. Arrowverse fans will remember this the flash had a musical episode in season three. And it was surprisingly great.
Titled “Duet,” this 2017 crossover episode saw Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and super girl‘s Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) finds herself in a dream world inspired by classic musicals – especially West Side Story. Without their powers, the pair must follow the deliberately cliche plot path and avoid death by gangsters in order to return to the real world.
As there have been so many Glow since the airing of this episode – the series now arrives at season nine – has completely forgotten its existence. But a viral tweet has people singing his praise again. As a Twitter user @OSthatguy put in color, “mfs complain about joker 2 to be a musical like this is not the best episode of the flash from S2.
It’s not often considered one of the best Glow episodes, but it is.
Sure, it’s not the most dramatic, but few episodes are more fun.
You can’t deny they killed it with this one.
It’s a tragedy that the Arrowverse hasn’t brought Gustin and Benoist together more often.
Not only Gustin and Benoist Joy veterans, but Darrin Criss also starred in the ep, as the villainous Music Meister.
The two original songs from the soundtrack – the romantic ballad “Runnin’ Home to You” (from The Earth(Justin Paul and Benj Pasek) and the comedy “Super Friend” (written by Crazy ex-girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom) – were real firecrackers.
Without forgetting the cover of “Moon River” by Benoist.
Others admit “Duet” was epic, but they’re still hesitant to go for a comic book musical.
To be fair, a Joker the musical is a much greater demand than a Glow musical, as this latest show is campy and light-hearted enough already, so it didn’t break the bank by having its characters burst into song. The down-to-earth and gritty JokerThe verse, however, might not be able to withstand such a bold new take. But we’ll just have to see how it develops. Waiting, the flash season eight airs new episodes Wednesdays on The CW.