It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not even The Man of Steel. It's Supergirl! CBS has finally released the trailer for their upcoming, highly anticipated Supergirl, which can only be described in one word EPIC.
Wow, I did not see that coming. Did you? I admit, I was a little nervous about Supergirl but after watching the trailer, I am fully convinced that CBS can, and will do Supergirl justice. I was completely blown away by the effects, and was even more impressed that Melissa Benoist seems natural in the role. Can you image the EPICNESS if Supergirl has a crossover with The Flash, Arrow, or Legends of Tomorrow? It would totally change the dynamic to have an alien in the Flarrowverse...but enough fan talk, lets get down to business.
It looks like we won't be spending too much time on Krypton...since, you know, it's going to explode. Kara's mother Alura (Laura Benanti), assures Kara (Melissa Benoist) that greatness awaits her once she lands on Earth. While her parents cannot come with her, Kara already has a relative on Earth, her cousin.
You Already Know The Man of Steel
The trailer offers us our first look at The Man of Steel...or at least of his silhouette. When Kara lands on Earth, she will be greeted by her cousin, Kal-El. It seems her cousin will be expecting her, since he seems to know what to do when Kara lands on Earth. Kal-El will be the one responsible for taking Kara to her new family, the Danvers.
When Kara reaches Earth, Kal-El will have already made a name for himself. As Kara says, we are probably already familiar with her cousin's story, and she is right. Who doesn't know The Man of Steel? Speaking of Superman, it seems we won't be hearing his name too often on the series. It seems that "cousin" will be the term that the characters will use to refer to Superman.
It's James Olsen...not Jimmy
It seems James will be leaving Metropolis to work alongside in National City. But why exactly is he there for? Is he really there for work, or is he there for Superman?
It's possible that James and Superman are really good friends...why else would Superman trust James with his blanky?
Up, Up, and Away
Unlike Superman, Kara will be trying to live a normal life, but it doesn't really work out. After a plane crash threatens the life of Kara's foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), Kara will have to test her abilities, and see if she can fly. Luckily she can! Wouldn't it have been a bummer if she couldn't?
Since she is the cousin of Superman, it makes sense to think that she has his powers too, but come on girl. I get that you are excited about your powers, but don't put your life on the line to see if you're bullet proof because...what if you weren't?
It's very interesting to see how Kara is choosing to explore her powers. It's almost similar to how Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) from The Flash explored his powers. He was excited about his powers, much like how Kara seems to be.
Like any other hero, Kara needs a bad guy to put down, and luckily, one will appear in the pilot. The Lumberjack, a relatively small villain in the comics, will be Supergirl's first adversary.
Lumberjack will be nothing but a pawn for the big bad, who is using The Lumberjack to see Supergirl's abilities. Earlier reports referred to this big bad as The General, but it could also be referring to Vartox (Owain Yeoman), an alien convict who seeks battle with Supergirl once she goes public.
While Lumberjack will ultimately get defeated by the end of the public, you can rest assure that Supergirl will have a gallery of rogues to face off against. While visiting the super secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, Supergirl will catch a glimpse of her future foes.
What to Expect?
CBS released the following synopsis for Supergirl:
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).
Supergirl is set to debut this fall on CBS.
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