Filming has begun in Canada for episode three today! This is a landmark episode because former Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is set to play the President of the United States. The website yvrshoots.com is sharing some photos of the events going on up there right now. We can see Chyler Leigh's stunt double along with Lynda Carter's stunt double. More so there is a mysterious woman with red hair and a red suit. We believe we know who this is but want to flag possible SPOILERS ahead:
Episode 3 is likely titled "Roulette" and features DC's character Roulette. Roulette runs an underground fighting ring where she forces aliens and meta-humans to fight for the enjoyment of the rich and famous. Also, POTUS will be making a major announcement about new legislation coming to pass. It is the "Alien Registration Act" that allows for aliens from other worlds to gain rights as long as they live by certain rules and identify themselves to the government. This, of course, could cause backlash which is where we believe the woman in red comes in. This is likely Scorcher, a woman with the power of fire. She may be an agent of Roulette's to disrupt the Alien Registration Act. This will leave the D.E.O. and Supergirl with quite the mess to clean up and an illegal fighting ring to shut down.
As always, these elements are possible to change and we can't report them as fact but our evidence is good and we believe this is what to expect for episode 3. Either way, you can check out the photos below.
Its new comic book Wednesday! Today is a special Wednesday too! Supergirl is returning to the comic shelves in the Rebirth universe. Steve Orlando is now at the helm of the new Supergirl book which feels highly influenced by the show we all love. There are some similarities we would like to call out here but if you are looking to read Supergirl Rebirth yourself, consider the following a spoiler:
- Supergirl's uniform takes a lot from the show's suit, which in turn, takes a lot from classic Supergirl uniforms.
- Supergirl works at the D.E.O. which is headed up by Director Chase, who we met in season 1 but she was with the FBI at the time.
- Supergirl has adoptive parents named Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers, but they have been assigned to her through Director Chase.
- Eliza and Jeremiah work for the D.E.O. as well.
There are some items that are missing from the show but we hope they might show up in the future:
- Alex Danvers (who would be 17 years old or so, since Kara is 16 in the comics) is sadly missing.
- We've heard Cat Grant will return but she was not in this issue.
- No, Winn, James, or J'onn, at least in the way we know them.
Overall, we really enjoyed the issue and made a point to get the Adam Hughes variant cover. The tone of the entire DC Rebirth event has been noted to be more bright and Supergirl Rebirth certainly fell into that category. We don't want to spoil the story for you so we'll cut our review off here. But before we go, we want to remind you that Sterling Gate's original Supergirl run is also available again in printed collections. Even if you have or haven't read Adventures of Supergirl, we still highly recommend Gate's original Supergirl stories. They laid some of the groundwork for the show we know today. Helen Slater even wrote an intro in one of them.
Ok Superman history buffs, this one is a throwback to the 90's! In Kevin Smith's podcast, Fatman on Batman, Smith talked about the opportunity he has to direct Supergirl and shared what Andrew Kreisberg told him about his episode, the title. Now this could be subject to change but Kreisberg said the title is "Supergirl Lives". This is a direct allusion to Kevin Smith's Superman movie script, "Superman Lives". Tim Burton was attached to the project at the time but the project fell apart due to some extremely odd requests from Jon Peters. If you haven't seen Kevin Smith's story about the film (which is hilarious) you can see it here. Either way, if the title is truly "Supergirl Lives", then our minds are racing to what it could be about!
Here comes the news! Whew, the TCA event for the CW's hero shows wasn't without some amazing new information! The first of which is a question everyone has been asking since former Glee-stars, Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin took their title roles, will there be a musical episode? Yes, well actually two! The new Arrow-Supergirl universe is planning musical-themed episodes in the second half of the season! This will be a second Flash Supergirl crossover and includes on episode of Supergirl and one of Flash!
The next big confirmation from the TCAs was that Chris Wood is in fact, Mon-El as we all expected! The famous Daxamite is known to fill in for Superman from time to time with nearly identical powers. Unfortunately Mon-El's ultimate weakness is the common element, lead.
Moving on, a character on the show (yet to be named) will explore their sexuality during the season. Could it be Alex? We don't know yet.
When Kevin Smith directed an episode of the Flash, fans were overwhelmed with the awesome job he did. Kevin was quoted stating his interest in directing a Supergirl episode back then as well. Well now he will get his chance! Kevin is going to be directing an episode this season!
Finally, we've been introduced to White Martians before and that indication instantly lead to speculations that Ms. Martian could appear. Well speculate no-more, not only is she going to be on the show, she's already been cast! Sharon Leal is taking the role and we couldn't be more excited!
In non-plot-related news, CW's president, Mark Pedowitz, suggested that Supergirl would probably become The CW's number 1 or 2 show this year. With the accompanying audience the show had at CBS, this expectation is easy to achieve! Supergirl's lowest viewership episode was higher than any other viewed Superhero show last year.
The CW has released the season synopses for all four of their DC TV Berlanti shows. It kind of pains us to say but the Supergirl synopsis literally told us nothing new. That said, we want to be thorough, so you can read the synopsis below:
Now, in Season Two, Kara has left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO, protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.