DC is slowly, but surely, beginning to gain traction on their own film adaptation of their comic book universe. Although DC was involved in some of the biggest and most highly praised comic book movies of all time, with the Dark Knight trilogy, they have been on the back foot when compared to Marvel’s all-out assault on our theater screens and wallets. From Marvel we have seen Iron Man, The Avengers, the box office smash Guardians of the Galaxy, and even surprise hits like Ant Man.
On the other side of the war, we’ve seen DC have one real blockbuster, Man of Steel, the superman reboot. Now, DC is prepping the Batman vs Superman crossover, and the off-kilter Suicide Squad movie that will be releasing next year. One area where DC hasn’t slouched, however, is on the small screen. With hit series’ based on Gotham and The Flash, another firm fan favorite that has emerged is Supergirl.
Now that the first episode Pilot has premiered on CBS, it reveals a little bit of what might be in store for fans of the series, and comic superheroes in general.
Supergirl, is quite clearly aimed primarily at a female audience, but this doesn’t mean that the guys won’t enjoy the show. The pilot episode contained some of the usual ‘chick flick’ clichés, but they weren’t enough to ruin the experience. One thing that has received unanimous praise, is the fact that the pilot didn’t introduce some kind of love interest for Supergirl. This is a definite benefit, because it A: lets us know that there’s still plenty of room for character development, and B: means that there’s going to be more space for action. In this day and age, it’s nice that the producers decided to leave out what many thought would have been a given.
What we can say, without spoiling things for people, is that you will immediately form a liking for Kara Zor-El, or Supergirl as the world will come to know her. She’s not ditzy, she’s not a clichéd stereotype, and she fits quite well into the DC universe, even for the small screen.
Check your local TV listings to see when the show will be coming to you, wherever you are in the world, and check out the for a taste of the series.