Grant Gustin could be crossing paths with none other than The Powerpuff Girls.
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is all set to introduce the highly-awaited phenomenon of the multiverse via its films, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the DC cinematic universe is still far away from actually employing the tactic to explain away its continuity issues. But while they will take their sweet time, as per a report by Daniel Richtman, the DC TV series have more ideas of connecting characters via the multiverse than they have shared, and apparently, they are making plans to introduce Grant Gustin’s Flash in the upcoming The Powerpuff Girls live-action series.
As fans of the CW’s The Flash already know, the series has already introduced the concept of the multiverse and we have met various speedsters from different Earths as well. Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen already has been to different timelines, has even met Ezra Millers’ Flash, met beings of others Earths, and saved many universes. If Richtman’s report is right, then once the CW’s recently announced The Powerpuff Girls series takes off, we can expect Grant Gustin to show up as the heroic speedster hopefully aiding the three supersisters.
Given that the three Powerpuff girls have been crime-fighting superheroes as kids and have never been heard of in Barry Allen’s Earth, Grant Gustin’s Flash most probably includes a future where he’ll journey to a different Earth and will come across the super trio.
It was recently announced that The CW will be turning the beloved Cartoon Network animated series, The Powerpuff Girls, into a live-action show that will join the lineup with Grant Gustin’s The Flash and other superhero shows. As reported by Deadline, while the sisters used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes, they are now “disillusioned twentysomethings” who regret that they lost their entire childhood fighting crime for others. Soon, new problems crop up and the world reaches a stage where it desperately needs its superheroes. But it’s left to be seen whether Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup will pick up their former mantles to save the world.
The main news in the report was the casting of the three Powerpuff girls – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fame Chloe Bennet, Descendants’ Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault of Jagged Little Pill – who have been selected to head the live-action The Powerpuff Girls series on The CW. It is unclear just how Grant Gustin’s Flash would interact with the three actresses.
Bennet will be seen as Blossom Utonium whose past is a far cry from who she is in the present- she used to be spunky, dedicated, and still has the multiple advanced degrees to prove the same. But the fact that she never got the chance to be a child had unknowingly traumatized her, turning her into the “anxious and reclusive” adult she is today. But she has not lost her spark- she aims “to become a leader again” and “on her own terms” this time. Cameron will play Bubbles Utonium who won hearts with her “sweet girl” demeanor and while she still retains the charm, it is all for show as in reality she is itching to regain the popularity she had as a child. Saving the world? Well, that’s so not on her to-do list. Perrault will be seen as Buttercup Utonium and is the one who has been the most affected by her superhero childhood. While she was always the tough leader as a kid, she is very sensitive and wants nothing more than to separate herself from her Powerpuff Girl identity to lead a normal, anonymous life.
The Powerpuff series will be written by Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier, directed by Maggie Kiley, and produced by Berlanti Productions (which also bankrolls The Flash) and Vita Vera Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. A premiere date for the tv series is yet to be officially announced, but whenever it debuts, we will certainly be on the lookout for Grant Gustin as the familiar red streak in action.