There was a piece in yesterday’s L.A. Times about the first ever Batman musical “Mayhem of the Music Meister” being unveiled to audiences at San Diego Comic Con this weekend. The article goes on to chronicle how the producers of the “Brave and the Bold” animated series, going into its second season, thought it would be a good idea to do a musical featuring Batman, along with fellow super heroes Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Black Canary and villains gorilla Grodd, Black Manta, and Clock King.
Black Manta? Breaking into song? Lord help us…
Neil Patrick Harris, known to fans as Doogie Howser M.D. will voice the villian the Music Meister. The article goes on to talk about the genesis of the idea, but I think the producers were probably sitting around drinking beers watching Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible and thought “We can do that!” and recruited Doogie for the project.
“We wanted to free up Batman to be fun again,” producer James Tucker was quoted as saying.
Because we all know how well that worked last time they tried it! Can we say Clooney?
When will they get that Batman isn’t supposed to be fun? He’s a gloomy, conflicted, dark, menancing angel of vengeance, not some prancing dragqueen.
I blame Batmite.
I have just one more thing to add: Buffy did it first.