First Look at Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
CBS has started production on the pilot episode of their Supergirl show starring Melissa Benoist. We now get our first look at Benoist in costume and I like it. A few things stand out to me. First, I love the trend of making female characters have more practical looking costumes. Gone are the days of them basically wearing bikini or one-piece bathing suit costumes. This is another change we've seen come over the years that tells us that the climate is shifting. Second, Colleen Atwood designed the costumes for Flash and Arrow and its nice to see the trend continuing. It is a bit dark but just like costume in The Flash, I think once we see it in action the red will pop out more. The last thing, I'm still on the fence about whether this show will be (or even should be) in the same universe as Flash and Arrow. Let me first say, I don't think it has to be. With the writing team and cast I've seen, I think this show can stand on it's own and be just as enjoyable without a connection. That said, if they do connect it, I don't think it will be as hard as people think. I remember when reading the New 52 when Green Lantern thought Batman was just a myth. I mean it's not like Arrow and Flash haven't had their hands full. I think one thing folks think is that when you have something in the same universe, there always has to be an acknowledgement of the other players in that universe. I don't think so. I think its still possible for this show to connect. And we know things change as shows develop. Remember when Arrow wasn't going to have metahumans? Now it's in the same world as the world's fastest man. If the pilot is well received don't be surprise if they change their approach.
By the way, it's nice to see DC learn it's lesson from the horrible way the Wonder Woman pilot went down. They're not out of the woods just yet but that costume was dead on arrival.