Believe it or not Melissa Benoist may not have been the original choice to don the cape and become the girl of steel, Gemma Atkinson (Emmerdale, Strictly Come Dancing) was rumored to have read for the part.
Now this hasn’t been proven 100% but the British actress has now shared some very nice fan-art that makes a lot of people including us here at the Trusty Sidekick believe she’d be a pretty solid choice to Kara’s alternate universe counterpart, Power Girl.
Check out the tweet below and let us know would you like to see Gemma in the role.
Since the first CW superhero crossover, each one has gotten better and better. Last year’s Dominators storyline was solid, but the trailer for this year’s looks incredible!
Already slated to have upwards of 20 characters on-screen at a time, the 2-night, 4 show event will be covering the famed Barry-Iris wedding, one of the most famous in all of comic book history. The core story for this year revolves around an attack from the 53rd universe in the known DC world, Earth-X. Iris and Barry’s wedding is interrupted by an assault from Nazi’s and anti-heroes – including evil versions of Arrow, Flash and Supergirl, and it will take the full onslaught of CW’s full catalog, plus newcomer, The Ray, to save the day.
Supergirl kicks everything off on Monday, November 27th at it’s normal time slot, followed by a special Monday edition of Arrow. Flash and Legends will follow on Tuesday at their normal times, and we can’t wait!
Supergirl has added yet another former Superman show alum to their fold. This time, Lois & Clark co-star, Teri Hatcher has signed on to play a recurring villain, and ultimately the big bad for Season 2. Teri, who played the titular Lois Lane on the Lois & Clark also appeared on Smallville as Ella Lane, the mother of that iteration’s Lois Lane, played by Erica Durance, making this her third appearance in a Superman-related show.
“No offense to any of the wonderful actresses who have also played the part, but Teri Hatcher is my all time favorite Lois Lane. To have her come back to the SuperWorld in a completely different part is an unbelievable gift to me, Greg, and the fans,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement.
The Golden Globes winner (Desparate Housewives) will appear in multiple episodes throughout the rest of the current season. Is she keeping former co-star Jeremiah Danvers hostage? Guess we’ll have to watch the rest of the season to find out! Catch up on the latest with us, every week, on our podcast tab here, or by subscribing on your favorite podcast app!
Denizens of the CW network’s Arrowverse — the fictional universe that encompasses the CW television shows “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and now “Supergirl” — have seen a lot in their time, but nothing quite like Kara Zor-El, Supergirl. The network is planning a massive crossover event for this fall, though, so some viewers are naturally curious about how the only bonafide alien in the crew is going to be received.
According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Supergirl — the orphan Kryptonian played by Melissa Benoist — is greeted with a mix of intrigue and uncertainty by her peers. And then she starts flying around.
“Some people, like Barry [Grant Gustin], already know her, so Barry’s completely cool with her,” said “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “Some people are instantly charmed by her; I think Sara’s [Caity Lotz] got a little crush on her. Diggle [David Ramsey], as always, just when he thinks he’s seen it all, there’s a moment in it where somebody says, ‘This is Supergirl,’ and they say, ‘What’s so super about her?’ and she just lifts off the ground. Dig’s like, ‘I’m convinced.’”
Despite “Supergirl” only recently making the jump from CBS to the CW, the character is already a known quantity to some in the Arrowverse. Last year Grant Gustin, who plays the lead speedster “The Flash,” guest starred on an episode of “Supergirl.” It was Supergirl’s induction into the CW’s Arrowverse.
Details surrounding the crossover remain scarce, although it is known that the villains of the event will be the Dominators. The crossover is expected to air in December.