After a season’s worth of Supergirl awkwardly cutting around any actual Superman appearances on the small screen, Kal-El will finally come forth in this coming Monday’s Alan Moore-inspired “For the Girl Who Has Everything.” Well, we’ll meet him as a child. On Krypton. In a dream. Anyway, here’s some photos!
The moment Supergirl was announced for CBS, Flash and Arrow fans have hoped for a potential crossover between The CW and CBS. Recent responses from executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti have overwhelmingly dashed our hopes, but it looks like Supergirl pulled a fast one. Barry Allen is coming to National City!
CBS’ Supergirl has understandably kept its distance from an actual Superman appearance, both for in-story purposes and the character’s cinematic exploits, but would a familiar face help? Smallville star Tom Welling never technically got a chance to don the famous cape, and answers if he’d be open to stepping in as Supergirl’s Man of Steel.
The moment Supergirl was announced to cast a young Kal-El, we knew some explanation was required. All was soon revealed that Alan Moore’s iconic “For the Man Who Has Everything” story would spawn an upcoming Supergirl of the same premise, sending Kara back to a normal life on Krypton, as seen in the first official photos.
However dim hope seemed in the first place, fans of both Supergirl and The Flash perked up at news that Warner Bros. had a month or so to work out a potential multi-network crossover for its DC heroes this season. Sadly, that ship seems to have sailed, according to mutual executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.
The Flash might have the most fun casting from prior incarnations, but CBS’ Supergirl is quickly catching up. Already flush with movie Supergirl Helen Slater as Kara’s adoptive mother, CBS has added Smallvile Kara Zor-El Laura Vandervoort in the role of DC’s Indigo, also casting DC villain Master Jailer.
The minds behind CBS’ Supergirl have time and time again downplayed the likelihood of Kara meeting up with Arrow or The Flash, but that hasn’t stopped producers from at least considering the crossover. To wit, The CW and CBS will decide this month if Supergirl might cross over to Barry and Oliver’s world before the current season’s end.
CBS’ Supergirl didn’t exactly leave 2015 in a good place, and 2016 isn’t looking particularly better by the first clips of Kara’s January return “Blood Bonds.” Not only is Cat Grant still hot on the trail of her secret identity, but the Kryptonian baddie Non also appears to have Hank Henshaw in dire straits.
Supergirl hasn’t suffered a lack of recognizable DC characters, occasionally borrowing a few faces from her famous cousin’s world to trade blows across National City. Now, Kara Zor-El will come face to face with a bit of both, going up against a Bizarro superhero of her very own.
CBS’ Supergirl will take a well-deserved winter break after this past Monday’s cliffhanger-y “Hostile Takeover,” thought many a DC fan have been left reeling by the prior twist that a major series star had concealed their identity as J’onn J’onzz, best known as Justice League founder Martian Manhunter. Now, Supergirl bosses explain the unanticipated subversion, as well as its impact on Kara going forward.