Get ready, because one of your most awesome childhood memories is about to change in a major way. Back in 2014, Cartoon Network announced it would be rebooting The Powerpuff Girls for a modern audience. While it was exciting for some to see Blossom, Bubble and Buttercup back together on the small screen, a large amount of fans were doubtful about the new take on the show, fearing that it would deviate too much from the original series, similar to what happened with Teen Titans Go!
Fast forward three years, though, and the reboot is actually a worthy continuation of the show. In fact, aside from Ms. Bellum's controversial absence, the reboot has mostly stuck to the feel of its predecessor. But that "mostly" is there for a reason, folks, because a major change is now coming our way: The Powerpuff Girls are getting a fourth member.
Buttercup, Blossom, Bubble ... Meet Your New Teammate
Yes, you heard that right. #CartoonNetwork will release The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four, a five-part movie event later this month. The film will be introducing a fourth Powerpuff Girl.
Entertainment Weekly and Cartoon Network gave fans a glimpse at the new character with a mysterious picture. She's obscured, but her tall silhouette and long hair make it clear that she'll look quite different from her super-powered teammates:
While details are hard to make out, odds are she'll represent the color purple.
This isn't the first time the Powerpuff Girls have gotten a new teammate. During the original series' second season, the girls went into Professor Utonium's lab and created a new sister to help them fight crime. Unfortunately, they didn't have a good grasp on what it took to create another genetically-engineered human being (because, you know, they're children). The young superheroes didn't use the right mix of ingredients, and they created Bunny, who looked vastly different from them. The girls had a hard time accepting their older sister, and they eventually kicked her off the team.
But Bunny was a kindhearted person, and despite their constant rejection, she came to her sisters' aid when they were beaten unconscious by a group of criminals. After saving her sisters, however, Bunny's body structure became too unstable and she exploded, making the Powerpuff Girls a trio once again (yeah, this show could get pretty dark).
Is This The Right Move For The Powerpuff Franchise?
Not many fans are happy with this decision on social media. The fear of a new character is completely understandable, especially after almost two decades of seeing these characters follow a specific structure. However, before getting our pitchforks ready, we should wait to see how the film turns out, because this new addition –– depending on how it's handled –– could be good for the series.
Of course, the new Powerpuff Girl is a complete mystery, and we just don't know what kind of dynamic she'll have with her sisters (teammates? friends? It's unclear how they're connected right now). She could just be a character that will appear in the film and then go away, similar to Bunny. However, if she's sticking around for good, who knows? She could be a welcome addition to the team that fans actually enjoy.
If you're curious to see the Powerpuffs' new sister and how she'll turn out, The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four will be released on September 17, 2017.
How do you feel about the Powerpuff Girls introducing a fourth member? What kind of role do you think she'll have in the franchise moving forward? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: Entertainment Weekly]