Fans Are Horrified By Leaked Script For The Live Action ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Reboot
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About a year ago, a live-action Powerpuff Girls reboot was announced that would rejoin our favourite tiny crime-fighting girls struggling through their early 20s. The pitch was… intriguing, but after the official script for the pilot leaked, the CW has decided to rework the entire show and it’s not tough to see why.
If you already read the powerpuff girls script here you go pic.twitter.com/56GaSyhIHb
— Ghost (@Ghost63613986) May 25, 2021
This live-action reboot titled Powerpuff stars Chloe Bennet as Blossom, Dove Cameron as Bubbles, Yana Perrault as Buttercup and Donald Faison as their dad, Professor Utonium. Back when it was announced in 2020, the synopsis pitched a bittersweet continuation of the original cartoon run many of us grew up with. The official synopsis read:
“In the live-action update from Warner Bros. TV, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes. Now, they’re disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhoods to crimefighting. When the world needs them more than ever, will they agree to reunite?”
The pilot of the CW’s live-action ‘Powerpuff Girls’ series has fortunately been scrapped and will be reworked later this year. pic.twitter.com/6uUKT2tqqg
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 25, 2021
Post-McCracken Powerpuff Girls has been a slippery slope that keeps on sliding to hell.
For those curious Craig didn't work on seasons 5 and 6 of the original show, which people said saw a dip in quality as he focused on making Fosters. .So this is literally strike four for some pic.twitter.com/d82kp0DOal
— TRAFON(s Backup Account) (@RiseFallNickBck) May 25, 2021
This, and an official photo from the set, was everything that had been confirmed about the series until this week when the script for the series’ pilot episode was leaked online. While the CW didn’t directly address the leak, they did announce that the show would be delayed pending a major overhaul and rewrite. Excerpts and screenshots of the script are also being removed for copyright violations, prompting most to believe the leak was authentic.
And I’m forced to believe it because there is absolutely no way anyone could fabricate a script with a line of dialogue so utterly atrocious as “I’m not wearing that dress anymore. It’s compulsory heterosexuality,” or how about “Bloss! Wake up or we’ll leak your nudes everywhere!”
Someone apparently leaked the script for the new Powerpuff girls movie.
They talk about sharing eachothers nudes… walk in on eachother while they have sex… and… a lot more.
Fire everyone who is working in this and start over. pic.twitter.com/RmtYNUCcN8
— Upper Echelon Gaming (@UE_UpperEchelon) May 25, 2021
The script leaks for this Powerpuff Girls reboot are the worst thing I've read this month pic.twitter.com/I7CrPewGc4
— Xavier's Online (@xaviersonline) May 25, 2021
In the leaked CW script they actually confirm that the original show was a propaganda cartoon based off the girls likeness. That's right a giant middle finger to Craig McCracken and his creation, the CW is the "real" Powerpuff girls. Fuck right off with this shit. pic.twitter.com/UXhMUVt1QK
— Slim the Sketching Ronin (Comms open) (@Slim_DaddE) May 26, 2021
There’s also many-an-edgy references to the girls getting drunk, high and hungover. Not to mention cheating on their girlfriends and comparing their father to Elon Musk.
As if it’s not enough for the script to be objectively poorly written, it also takes a big old dump on the original series. In a monologue to Professor Utonium, Bubbles appears to confirm that the cartoon series was a whitewashed propaganda cartoon made without the girls’ consent. An interesting concept in theory, but in practice is an unnecessary degradation of Craig McCracken’s widely beloved cartoon.
reading the leaked powerpuff girls script and i'm mad as hell they're not airing this because well. i need to see this air on television pic.twitter.com/y8tBpuhRtM
— camryn (@Ioosechange) May 25, 2021
THE POWERPUFF GIRLS SCRIPT IS REAL WHAT THE FUCK pic.twitter.com/eGWVYV7Sfx
— GaryViews – LMK Discussion (@GaryViews) May 25, 2021
The CW's Powerpuff Girls (TBA) pic.twitter.com/sUzRjGp9bq
— Behind The Scenes Pics That Look Like Shitposts (@behind_pics) May 25, 2021
Needless to say, the CW has made the right call in overhauling the reboot in this Powerpuff Girls fan’s opinion.