First Look at Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

She’s here and she’s fabulous! CBS and Warner Bros. TV have today unveiled the first image of Melissa Benoist in costume for their upcoming Supergirl series, and you may not believe what you’re about to see.

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Blink. Rub your eyes. Look again. Yep – it’s still real.

Now let’s review what WBTV and CBS have offered us here. A female hero. Fronting her own, eponymous production. No bare midriff. No bizarrely contorted figure. No gravity-defying boulder boobs.

Good grief.

So this may be TV rather than the movies, and admittedly, we’ve still to see how her character will develop (or not), but for now, can we just take a brief moment to delight in the knowledge that someone, somewhere has obviously been listening? And who knows? Krypton wasn’t built in a day, but maybe this’ll be the push Marvel needs to finally give us that Black Widow film we’ve been asking for…!

Well, we can dream.

Deadline summarises the premise as follows:

“Since arriving on Earth, the Krypton-born Kara [Zor-El] has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she always was meant to be.”

As it also points out, there are some interesting echoes of Henry Cavill’s Superman costume in this outfit that may be a subtle hint at future crossovers. Is Supergirl ultimately headed for the big screen? Will Superman be gracing our tellies with his presence? Only time will tell. What we do know is that Supergirl’s costume was designed by the brilliant, triple-Oscar-winning Colleen Atwood (Alice in WonderlandMemoirs of a GeishaChicago), who also designed the suits for The Flash and Arrow – consistency which probably suggests that the existing link between these two series is likely to extend to Supergirl, too.

Supergirl is written by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, and directed by Glen Winter. What do you think of the costume? Are you excited for the show? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Deadline

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