One other day, one other reboot. This time, The CW is popping the Cartoon Community traditional The Powerpuff Women right into a live-action collection targeted on the trio of pint-sized superheroes as disillusioned twentysomethings. The collection, penned by Diablo Cody, will star Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Chloe Bennet, Descendants’ Dove Cameron, and Jagged Little Tablet Yana Perrault as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, respectively. In accordance with Deadline, the present will comply with the sisters as adults who resent having misplaced their childhood to crimefighting and now face the problem of reuniting when that the world wants them greater than ever.
There are a number of components of this pilot that increase considerations, and it is not simply the query of can we even want this as a result of the reply is a tough and quick no. However because it’s taking place anyway, I would like to know how the surrealness of The Powerpuff Women will translate to live-action. The women frequently fought a speaking monkey who known as himself MoJo JoJo and handled villains like (the long-lasting) HIM, Sedusa, and the Gangreen Gang – are we seeing them onscreen? Since Greg Berlanti serves as an govt producer, does this imply they are going with an aesthetic akin to The Flash? It might assist with the supervillain components. Has The CW taken the time to reevaluate how they strategy Black characters and work with their actors? Who’s going to play Professor Utonium? (They higher not kill him!)
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We do not have the solutions to any of those simply but, however we do have the trio’s description already set in stone. Bennet’s Blossom Utonium is coping with repressed kiddie-superhero trauma that is left her feeling anxious and reclusive, and she or he goals to turn out to be a pacesetter once more – this time on her phrases. Cameron’s Bubbles nonetheless sparkles as an grownup, however her charming exterior belies an surprising toughness and wit. She’s initially extra fascinated by recapturing her fame than saving the world, however she may shock herself. Perrault’s Buttercup is extra delicate than her powerful exterior suggests, and she or he’s spent her maturity making an attempt to shed her Powerpuff Lady id and dwell an nameless life.
Since Cody has finished stellar work with the “disillusioned however making an attempt to make it work” trope earlier than, I’ve excessive hopes that the writing will not allow us to down. However – and I hate to sound like a damaged file of a hater – we did not want a Powerpuff Women reboot. There’s sufficient for an authentic thought, hidden deep throughout the recesses of this reboot, that would have made an excellent new present with out making an attempt to money in on our love for nostalgia! However we’ll be right here, ready to see the way it finally ends up and hoping to be confirmed improper.