Melissa Benoist is the new Supergirl

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Since the Supergirl TV series was announced last year fans have been wondering who would play one of the most iconic female roles in comics.

From the Smallville TV show we had an amazing Kara with Laura Vandervoort and a lot of fans thought she would be back since a spin off show with her had been rumored since the show ended but nothing seemed to really take off.

Today The Hollywood Reporter has news that Melissa Benoist has been cast as the new Supergirl. Melissa has been in a few popular shows in the last few years including Glee, Whiplash and Homeland and could be the perfect casting the role.

CBS have a lot planned for the Supergirl TV show to help make it as successful as The Flash and Arrow. They have apparently signed contracts which say the shows can cross over and we’re going to see a side of Supergirl that nobody has touched on before.

We all know Supergirl has powers that are similar to Superman but so far nobody has ever really delved into her past and what she did before she was Supergirl.

Most origins have her being sent to Earth years after Superman and kept in stasis. The CBS show will see her raised much like Clark Kent was as a child but focus on what she doe’s with her adult independence.

The next big question will be what kind of costume will she have or if she will have one at all. Clark in Smallville went ten seasons before we saw him in the classic suit. The Flash and Arrow on the other hand had them fully setup from the first episode.

If we do see a Supergirl costume will they go with the classic look or use the DCnU version. With any luck they will go with something like the Ian Churchill redesign.

We haven’t had a lot of luck in the past getting a comic book female lead character to take off. The Adrianne Palicki Wonder Woman series had a lot of potential but didn’t get taken too seriously. Hopefully this new take on Kara will be a big success and open the doors to more live action female superheroes.


Posted by Adi Mursec on January 22, 2015

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