Surprisingly there have been few announcements for the upcoming Supergirl aside from a quick shot of star Melissa Benoist in costume, but it seems the hype-machine is starting up. CBS has just provided the first look at the new Supergirl in the form of a massive six an half minute trailer. Check it out!
I have to admit, I wasn't overly optimistic about a Supergirl show. I've never been a huge fan of Superman movies, although I did like Smallville and Lois and Clark back in the day, the horrible movies are what always sit in the forefront of my mind when a new SuperSomeone movie or show is announced. This trailer may have changed my opinion. There was some obvious cheese, and the coming-of-age superhero bit seemed a bit contrived, but the effects are solid, and there was a lot of interesting foreshadowing that makes the series look like it will take some interesting turns. I was already planning to give Supergirl a watch when it came out, but I honestly thought I'd drop it after an episode or two, now I'm not so sure I'll be dropping it at all!
Although I am not into superhero films, this one actually looks pretty good, a thinkng I would enjoy it. I liked that they addressed the point that she is being called supergirl instead of superman, but I think it would have been better, if that actually resulted in the change to the name superwoman.