We are quickly approaching the 5th season of SUPERGIRL on The CW. It has alreasy been revealed that the girl of steel (Melissa Benoist) will face multiple villains this season and we now know who that first one will be and who will be portraying them.
Jennifer Cheon Garcia (Van Helsing) will suit-up as Midnight, who is described as “the physical manifestation of darkness” and “a murderous villain released from an otherworldly prison to enact revenge against the person who put her there.” as first reported by Variety. Now more than likey this will be a take on minor cybernetic villain M1dn1ght the comics, but it is not specified.
It was also revealed at SDCC that Julie Gonzalo and Staz Nair have also joined the cast as Andrea Rojas (a.k.a. Acrata) and William Dey, respectively.
SUPERGIRL Season 5 premiers on Sunday, October 6 at 9/8c.
Since its inception first on CBS then over to the CW, we have seen Melissa Benoist as the titular character don the classic Supergirl uniform on the shirt. We saw a variation in the CRISIS ON EARTH X crossover where as Overgirl it was still the same outfit just a different color scheme.
Well during a chat with director Kevin Smith at Twitch Prime’s Apex Legends Crown Cup, the SUPERGIRL star confirmed Kara Danvers will receive a new costume when she returns to the small screen this fall. And now we have our first look at the costume.
As you can see Supergirl’s new costume more directly resembles Superman’s in being the full on suit with her in pants instead of the skirt. Now as Kevin Smith and Melissa Benoist in the interview, this design change didn’t come out of the blue. After all, even the most recent season of show poked some fun at the impracticality of fighting in a skirt when Red Daughter mocked Kara’s outfit during one of their confrontations.
Oh yeah we have to take note to the bangs in the photo as well.
The CW has finally unveiled its fall premiere slate for the upcoming 2019/2020 television season, and it’s shaping to be a big October as the network prepares to bid farewell to one of its flagship superhero series while launching a brand new show set in Gotham City.
The Ruby Rose-fronted Batwoman will host its series premiere on Sunday, October 6th at 8 pm, followed by the fifth season premiere of the Melissa Benoist-led Supergirl at 9 pm. Then, The Flash, which stars Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, returns two days later on Tuesday, October 8th.
The ten-episode final season of the Stephen Amell-led Arrow debuts the following week on Tuesday, October 15th at 9 pm and finally, Cress Williams’ Black Lightning returns for its third season on Monday, Oct 21 at 9 pm.
The CW is saving DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season four for midseason.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
8 pm Batwoman (series premiere)
9 pm Supergirl (season premiere)
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
8 pm The Flash (season premiere)
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
8 pm The Flash (new episode)
9 pm Arrow (season premiere)
MONDAY, OCT. 21
8 pm All American (new episode)
9 pm Black Lightning (season premiere)
It seems as if every other day we are treated some new photos which raise the anticipate for the Arrowverse crossover “Elseworlds” that is arriving in December. From Batwoman, to the black suit superman, to Oliver Queen and Barry Allen swapping superhero suits. It seems that once again the annual event is going to be another blast to behold.
That brings us to the newest addition of BTS photos and this one is jaw dropping. Check it out for yourself.
Not only do we have Melissa Benoist in her Supergirl uniform, but we get the aforementioned Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in the Flash uniform and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in the Green Arrow suit. But the best part of it all is that is appears we have John Wesley Shipp in his 1990’s throwback Flash suit.
Are you as excited as we are for this event?
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.
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.