Superman isn’t the only red caped, blue spandex wearing hero out there. The first trailer for CBS’ Supergirl has landed!
We got a good look at Supergirl’s somewhat expected looking costume a little while back, but the first look at the show was revealed by CBS to show us how the show’s coming along.
The trailer reveals that it looks like it’ll be very similar in tone to The Flash rather than Arrow. It looks light, fun and entertaining, with DC’s gritty, gloomy atmosphere it makes sense to brighten things up a little more with the journey Kara Zor-El takes in becoming Supergirl. This is also a nice contrast to the darkness of the Man of Steel movie, where Superman, a truly joyful and optimistic character at the end of the day, is on a far darker path than perhaps expected when the film came out a couple years ago. Supergirl can help lift that, I think, and really show what she’s made of.
Glee’s Melissa Benoist plays Kara, the younger cousin of Clark Kent – and by that I mean his actual blood relative from Krypton, not a cousin through his adoptive family. Kara has the same powers and abilities as Superman, she can lift as much, punch as hard and fly just as fast. She has unbelievable potential on screen and I’m crossing my fingers, toes and everything in the hope that CBS are going to nail it. Female protagonists are too few and far between these days!
There is apparently some confusion as to how Supergirl can be younger than Superman, as shown in the trailer where she is put into her pod as a young teen, whilst Superman was put in as a baby. The answer is simple when you look to the comics, Kara’s been in stasis this entire time and her ship took a bit of a detour along the way to Earth, which is why it took so long for her to get there and now be younger than her cousin. Weird.
David S. Goyer, writer of Man of Steel, The Dark Knight and all sorts of other DC movies, admits to a little Supergirl easter egg in Man of Steel, when Clark finds the crashed Kryptonian ship with his father’s consciousness inside. Whilst Clark’s exploring, there are other stasis pods in the ship, some are opened with skeletons but there is one that’s still sealed, no skeleton inside. Sadly I don’t think we’ll be seeing Henry Cavill on our TV screens any time soon however, especially as the TV and movie universes are going to be kept separate.
For more information on Supergirl, check out our Brief History of Supergirl!
I hold out hope for CBS’s Supergirl, it seems like we’re going to be getting another fun, easy going but no less entertaining show for us to see. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes!