SUPERGIRL Producers Plan to Expand Her Universe With Other DC Superheroes

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With Supergirl still
months away from premiere and filming for season one beginning next week the
team behind the scenes are well underway in the heroic task of building her
universe.  The reporters at Den of Geek
were able to sit down with Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter during San
Diego Comic Con and discuss their plans for Supergirl.
As it stands right
now, they will not be able to fold her into the Flash/Arrow universe anytime soon but Kreisberg can follow the model of
those shows as Kreisberg explained, “Just
like on those shows, we bring in other DC characters and other DC heroes. We
have plans to do the same on
Supergirl.
Kreisberg explained, “Supergirl won’t feel like just Supergirl. There’s
going to be some great, iconic DC Comics characters coming onto that show. And
some of them not even necessarily associated with Superman. So, it will be a DC
Comics show.
There is also the matter of the looming shadow of Kara’s
cousin.  Kreisberg and company have a
plan for that too.  “What’s interesting about Kara that’s in
opposition to Superman is Superman doesn’t remember Krypton, he was born there
but he came here as a baby. As far as he’s concerned, aside from the fact that
he’s an alien, he’s really from Kansas. Kara remembers growing up in this
world. She remembers her aunt. She remembers her parents. She remembers her
family. So for her, it’s not this sort of abstract thing like Kal-El meeting
Zod, where it’s like, ‘We’re from the same world, but it doesn’t really mean
anything.
Schechter explained that she pushed for Supergirl nearly
from the beginning, “I said to Greg
[Berlanti], ‘Supergirl, Supergirl, Supergirl! We have to do Supergirl!’  Because I don’t think there are really enough
strong female characters in film or television….So, Greg called me, and he said
I figured it out: ‘It’s like Ginger Rogers. She has to do everything Fred
Astaire does but backwards in heels.
Schechter also offered, “She came to a planet that tells teenage girls to suppress their powers.
So for her, becoming an adult woman is getting back in touch with that. She had
the trauma of losing everyone she knew as a young girl, and she has memories of
Krypton. So, we’re going to continue to see and learn about that… Really, there
is so much more story to tell both in the present and in the past.
Whatever that story may be, we will have to wait for this
fall to see it play out.
Source- Den of Geek

Supergirl airs Monday Nights at 8E on CBS starting
October 26th, 2015.

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

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Jason Thompson
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