Saturday, March 7, 2015

Here's the first two pictures of Melissa Benoist as Supergirl in CBS's upcoming show

 I really like the costume, even though others don't. It's obviously patterned after the costume Henry Cavill wore in Man of Steel, but it's a much better design. The skirt might seem a bit outdated, but I think retaining it was an excellent idea because it's a signature part of Supergirl's many costumes across all of the different media she's appeared in. The stockings are the only thing I'm feeling iffy about because they're an odd addition. I'm assuming they're supposed to help maintain the dark color scheme of the boots, skirt, and cape. And maybe to provide some coverage in case there's an updraft and Kara doesn't want to world to know she wears Minecraft underwear?

From what I've been able to gather, Melissa Benoist (who previously starred on Glee) will being playing a 24 year old Kara Zor-El and unlike Smallville and it's handling of her cousin's trek to superherodom, the new series will have Supergirl fighting crime early on as she learns about her great powers and presumably the great responsibilities that come with them. Calista Flockhart will be playing Cat Grant, head of her own media corporation and Kara's boss. Jimmy Olsen's in the show too, played by Mehcad Brooks. Very interestingly, Hank Henshaw, aka Cyborg Superman, will also be on the show (played by David Harewood) as the head of the Department of Extra-Normal Operations.

I'm just wondering if DC/Warner Bros. have any plans to connect Supergirl to either the DC Movieverse or to the universe of Arrowverse? Will she get at least a mention in Batman vs Superman? It makes more sense to go with the latter. Greg Berlanti is both one of the creators of and an executive producer on Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, and CBS co-owns The CW along with Warner Bros. It also makes sense because the various DC series on TV right now obviously exist in continuities separate from the ones that Man of Steel and the upcoming movies are in, so why not bundle Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Constantine all into a single shared universe?

Unfortunately, CBS President Nina Tassler isn't all that keen on the idea, wanting to "keep Supergirl for ourselves for a while." and pointing out that Arrow and The Flash air on a different network. Yeah, a network that your parent company co-owns. CBS would make money either way and especially from crossovers. You can't tell me that the hype of seeing Supergirl teaming up with The Flash and/or the Arrow wouldn't be huge and successful. Of course, she might just be wary of the show's success or maybe how continuity between the three might become complicated. But seeing as how Greg Berlanti is involved with all three, he could easily make sure everything runs smoothly. Just give it a chance!

Supergirl pictures via The Verge.

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