Warner Brothers’ Supergirl series has been snapped up by CBS, the network confirmed the order for the series yesterday. The series comes from the same creators of the extremely popular Arrow and Flash, and it has been confirmed that they will share the same on-screen universe, and to expect crossover stories.
Actress Melissa Benoist is playing the lead role of Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-EL in the series, and initially the show will follow Kara’s attempt at coming to terms with her new powers, and a new life away from her destroyed planet of Krypton. Interestingly, former Supergirl, Helen Slater has also been cast to appear in the series, though her role is as yet undetermined.
Supergirl was created by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino in 1959 as a female counterpart to the Man of Steel. Making her first appearance in Action Comics #252, she became an instant hit with comic book fans across the globe. Kara is the last survivor of Krypton’s Argo City, sent to earth in a rocket pod by her father Zor-EL. Whilst on Earth, Kara acquired the same powers as her cousin Superman, and adopted the secret identity of Linda Lee Danvers, and at her cousins request, only becomes Supergirl in secret, until she is able gain sufficient control and confidence in her escalating powers.
We are huge Supergirl fans here at the Precinct, so it’s great to see the series has been picked up by CBS. Also this will hopefully start a trend to bring more female characters to the fore in both television and cinema, and Supergirl is definitely one of the best possible choices to lead this charge.
After the much anticipated trailer for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs Superman film was leaked (via a badly filmed smart phone video) early on Friday, Warner Brothers brought forward their premier and officially released it on Friday evening. So here it is for your delectation my comic loving cohorts, and marvel at just how close some of the sequences are to Frank Miller’s excellent 80’s mini-series The Dark Knight Returns. Enjoy…
As well as showing the first picture of Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume, Zack Snyder at the San Diego comic-con also previewed a teaser trailer for the upcoming Superhero team up movie. The trailer opens on a dark and stormy night in Gotham city, and centres on a rooftop containing the Bat signal. An armoured hand reaches up and switches on the spotlight, Batman appears standing next to the spotlight…his eyes light up white as he stares up through the intense rain. The camera pans away from him and upwards revealing the darkened figure of Superman staring intently back at the Dark Knight, his eyes glowing red. The scene goes dark and transitions into the Batman Versus Superman logo.
The trailer was short but fantastic, and drew a lot of cheers from the lucky fans present at the showcase. After the preview finished, Zack Snyder then proceeded to call on stage the main actors from the movie – Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot. The filming of the movie is currently underway and will be released in 2016.
Update: The official Warner Bros trailer can now be viewed here