Here’s How ‘Supergirl’ Will Introduce its Young Superman and Bizarro
Supergirl has made some … Kryptic casting choices of late, between putting the word out on a young Kal-El that wouldn’t jive with Kara’s age, or a Bizarro (without specifying which), but at last, we have answers from on high. Find out what Alan Moore twist brings Kara and a young Superman together, as well as our first details (and photos) of Kara’s Bizarro!
You’re warned of some light Supergirl spoilers from here on out, but where yesterday revealed that Kara would come face to face with a former Supergirl of her own, another, more direct counterpart lies waiting in the wings. Following the most recent closing stinger of Maxwell Lord’s mysterious weapon, the February 1 press release confirms the unconscious figure as Kara’s doppelganger:
KARA FACES OFF AGAINST HER MIRROR IMAGE when a TWISTED version of SUPERGIRL sets out TO DESTROY HER, ON “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, FEB. 1
“Bizarro” – Kara faces off against her mirror image when Bizarro (Hope Lauren), a twisted version of Supergirl, sets out to destroy her. Also, Kara grows closer with Cat’s son, Adam (Blake Jenner).
As well as a photo of Lauren from the prior episode, sadly confirming that Melissa Benoist won’t get to play her own Bizarro:
That’s all very well and good, but what of the mysterious casting reports suggesting Kara would meet a young Kal-El, despite continuity that she only ever knew Superman as a baby and an adult? Well, according to producer Andrew Kreisberg (via TVLine), an upcoming episode will take a cue from classic Alan Moore Superman story “For the Man Who has Everything,” as Kara wakes up on the seemingly alternate reality of an un-destroyed Krypton, with no memory of how she got there.
That’d certainly account for an age-appropriate Kal-El, no?
There was something about that story that to me was even more resonant for [Kara], because for Superman it was a wish for something he never had. But for her, she wants something back that was taken from her.
In the meantime, Supergirl will face off with the real Toyman on January 18, but what should we make of such Super-mythology as Kal-El and Bizarro? Can Supergirl do justice to an Alan Moore tale?