And just like that, things start to get all kinds of more real. We’ve known for a while that CBS’ upcoming Supergirl series would feature former Glee costar and standout in last year’s Oscar-winning Whiplash, Melissa Benoist, as Kara Zor-El (a.k.a. Superman’s cousin), but everything is theoretical until an official image is released. Today, we got two. Much like the costumes for Arrow and The Flash, the Supergirl costume was designed by Academy Award-winning designer Colleen Atwood who continues her trend of making the costumes functional and yet true to the original comic book image. Take yourself a gander… or take a gander yourself, whichever you prefer.
Welp, I’d say she’s Supergirl. I think my favorite part of the whole thing is it captures the feel of the comic book iteration without it being needlessly cheesecakey. For example, her legs are covered. Yeah, seems a small thing, but not when you’re out flying around saving people and putting out fires with your ice breath or whatever. Women can be sexy and still dress sensibly. Comic books, yo.
The pilot production has already announced a huge slew of costars, including Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alexandra “Alex” Danvers), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw), Faran Tahir (The Commander), and former Superman and Supergirl Dean Cain and Helen Slater as unannounced characters. It’s going to be very interesting, and given that the show will have the same creatives as the CW’s two hits (executive producers/writers Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg), the idea of Benoist’s Kara living in the same universe as Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen and Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen, et al, is just too exciting to begin to describe.
What are your thoughts on Supergirl’s TV look? Pretty neat, eh? Let’s talk about it intelligently below.