Made of sugar, spice, everything nice and a healthy dose of Chemical X, the Powerpuff Girls were a force for good and gleeful action. But hey, what if they were jaded twentysomethings who resented losing their childhood to defending the people of Townsville? That’s the premise of the upcoming live-action series created by Diablo Cody (Juno, United States of Tara) and Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars). Based on the Craig McCracken cartoon, the show will follow the grown Girls, who are forced to reunite to save the day…or many days. This is a series after all.
Little else is known about the in-the-works series, besides it will be produced by Greg Berlanti, the EP behind a slew of superhero shows including Stargirl, Doom Patrol, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Supergirl, The Flash, Black Lightning, and Arrow.
Still, this is enough to spark reactions among Powerpuff Girls on Twitter. Here’s a taste.
Some were dubious.
A live-action Powerpuff Girls movie when they’re in their 20’s? pic.twitter.com/cNj147gbjd— exangel (@blameitonjorge) August 24, 2020
Man, I had a scary thought. What if Zack Snyder was in charge of this CW PowerPuff Girls show. pic.twitter.com/8rF3eAj9YV— Maciej, The Positive Vibes (@MaciejCiszewsk6) August 25, 2020
Seeing all these new Powerpuff Girls reboots come out made me think about this ending to an episode where they meet a guy that manufactures knock-off Powerpuff Girls Just for money. You can make millions of reboots as you want but if there is no love put into it its going to suck pic.twitter.com/z6fv3Rl7o9— Cartoon Croissant wants Lilith to die (@ToonBoy94) August 24, 2020
Can we just do something original, for once!?— BlackSageD Sony Still Censors Japanese Video Games (@BlackDGamer1) August 25, 2020
Why do we have to turn our childhood memories, into dystopian nightmares?
Last time i checked, the Powerpuff Girls, were specifically created to be trigger happy crime fighters & to clap back at political correctness, in the 90's! https://t.co/3MR2dgQFGS
The general response to that live-action Powerpuff Girls rumor: pic.twitter.com/BtV93FpvDN— Scott Frerichs 🏳️🌈🐯 (@KaiserNeko) August 25, 2020
Some were optimistic.
Live Action Powerpuff GIrls by Diablo Cody…. I actually want this. PPG 2016 was too uncanny similar but not similar enough to the old show to stand on it's own. This is so different that I'm up for this.— Pan-Pizza (@RebelTaxi) August 24, 2020
Plot kinda sounds like the Power Rangers edgy fan film pic.twitter.com/SfzL68lFPV
My friend had an interesting take on this PowerPuff Girls show that I think it wouldn’t hurt to consider when discussing this show. Basically this show could be cathartic to those who grew up watching the show but felt robbed of their childhoods when they had to grow up too fast.— Brendan Frasers #1 Stan #BlackLivesMatter (@brandonjc_art) August 25, 2020
I heard about the news and wanted to do my own take on older powerpuff girls. I like to think that during this timeline they're the same age as college students. So somewhere in their early 20's. pic.twitter.com/QyCfyAyAeJ— 🌺CEO of Fat Guys🌺 (@MarcusLarry627) August 24, 2020
anyonem who doesnt want an edgy dark rework of the powerpuff girls by the CW has clearly never seen Riverdale, the most important art production of the 21st century— A Doe With Antlers and a Bunny and a Dragon and a (@AriDomogato) August 25, 2020
Some got silly.
new powerpuff girls pic.twitter.com/tbURtWM02h— ewan (@the_thing_doer) August 25, 2020
everyone’s talking about what Mojo Jojo is gonna look like in the Powerpuff Girls live action but I’m waiting to see my favorite bad bitch pic.twitter.com/ZCyVPkBuNM— shaynizzle (@shaynizzl) August 24, 2020
Buttercup in the gritty live-action reboot of The Powerpuff Girls pic.twitter.com/99DS494wxK— Jon 🌙 (@blvze97) August 24, 2020
I just imagine the CW Powerpuff Girls show would basically be like this: pic.twitter.com/l2qkAAJ1kU— Katie McWendy 🏳️🌈 🍋 #BLM #WearAMask (@KateFerrandino) August 24, 2020
An adult, live-action Powerpuff Girls already exists on The CW. It’s called Riverdale. pic.twitter.com/WbrUJyLRsC— Alex Zalben (@azalben) August 24, 2020
What do you think of this proposed Powerpuff Girls show?
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