August 11, 2016: “Supergirl” Musical Crossover, Miss Martian, Mon-El and More!

Sharon_LealDetails have emerged from today’s presentation by The CW at the Television Critics Association’s annual Summer Press Tour, with information about Season 2 of “Supergirl” revealing that the series will not only crossover with “The Flash”, “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” in a 4-way saga, but that the Maid of Might and the Scarlet Speedster are set to feature in a two-part “musical crossover”.

Fans of Young Justice and Teen Titans may be excited to learn that Miss Martian will be showing up on Supergirl next season, played by Grimm‘s Sharon Leal. Considering we’ve only met one other White Martian on Supergirl so far and he was downright terrifying, it’ll be interesting to see what sort of relationship Leal’s character will have with Martian Manhunter.

ChrisWoodAlso appearing this season on Supergirl will be Mon-El, played by actor Chris Wood (Containment). Mon-El will first show up in Supergirl‘s season premiere and traditionally has powers very similar to Supergirl and Superman’s, despite hailing from a different planet. Wood’s been cast as a series regular, so we know Mon-El will be a significant presence when Supergirl returns in the fall. Whether the show will make any nods to the Legion of Super-Heroes, however, remains to be seen.

Finally, the producers also announced that Kevin Smith will be directing an episode of Supergirl in Season 2. Smith, of course, also directed a well-regarded episode of The Flash last season (and will be back to direct another episode in Flash Season 3).

Source: DCComics.com

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NeoRanger
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Supergirl has been really good with handling Superman lore, but can they move away from Superman-specific mythos and stories already and give the show and its main character their own distinct personality? We had Superman stories, we had Superman villains, we have the poor man’s Lex Luthor, we have the Martian Manhunter and at the end the whole thing hinged on the meaning of /S/. Now we have Mon-El? I know they brought the character back pre-Flashpoint for a while, but he was a Silver Age Superboy story. I don’t want, when this show ends, to remember it as “that… Read more »
MattComics
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On the one hand it can be frustrating that Superman has yet to have a tv series (or even movies) like this one that gets to be in many ways the total package (minus lame caveats like no tights, no flights or it’s a rom-com so the superhero aspect is low priority) so when you see that stuff show up in Supergirl one might feel a little gipped in the sense of “Well why couldn’t we get that with Superman?” But I think in it’s own way it does a disservice when creators try to sort of divorce Supergirl from… Read more »
liheibao
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Yes! Musical Theatre with a cast that can actually sing!

JasEl
Member

Not too jazzed(sorry, couldn’t help it) about the musical, but it’ll be cool to see the new characters. I’m interested to see how their costumes will turn out.

MattComics
Member

Well, I’m usually not a huge fan of musicals or camp either but it’s not like the singing will be the new status quo or anything. It’s just a bit of fun and the chance for the cast to play around and cut loose.

NeoRanger
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Oh, personally I don’t have a problem with camp, I just don’t think they can pull it off. Maybe they’re looking at something like Glee (which I never watched) and think it’ll be a nice reference or whatever, but the only way to make this work is if they do it ala Buffy’s “Once More With Feeling”.

Unfortunately, much as I like Supergirl, I don’t think they have what it takes to pull of Once More With Feeling.

MattComics
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Seems to me the Buffy thing is exactly what they’re going for. As to if or not they can pull it off remains to be seen but it’s been a popular request from TV fans exactly because of Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist having appeared on Glee.

NeoRanger
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I don’t know how accurate it is, but Grace Randolph says that word has it they’ll do existing songs. I think that’s my biggest problem with it. In order to pull “Once more with feeling”, you need original songs that resonate with the characters and have a story to tell. Otherwise you get Moulin Rouge, which is okay, but not BECAUSE it’s a musical, if that makes sense.

Bobbywoodhogan
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Miss Martian, Mon El (confirmation) and Kevin Smitu directing an episode (which he’s announced is called Supergirl Lives) are all fantastic bits of news.

However I can’t get on board with the musical idea, Infact I think it’s downright stupid and will alienate a core of the audience. Do it as a special for a charity thing but don’t do it in the actual series.

Randall1028
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while I’m normally against “musical episodes”, eh I dunno, If they can borrow the song writers from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, I think it’ll be just fine.

I’m really excited for this season.

Steve Eden
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1. Mon-El) I get what NeoRanger says about Supergirl fighting Superman villains, but this is a different universe and no Superman (or Superboy) TV show or movie has tapped Mon-El til now. I think think this’ll be okay. 2. The “Musical” episode. Didn’t see the Buffy thing, but Xena did one or two and these were actually pretty good. Definitely entertaining. but then I just happen to love music and musical theater. As liheibao said, At least Melissa and Grant have proven their musical chops. I was hoping that last year’s Flash to Supergirl crossover would have a scene in… Read more »
Lana2k5
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Just a rumor at this point, but there’s a possibility the musical crossover will have something in common with Buffy’s: http://comicbook.com/2016/08/12/rumor-avengers-director-joss-whedon-to-helm-the-flash-supergirl-/

Duke
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Can’t stand musicals, it has no place in shows like these and just ruins it. I’ll be skipping it

jer2
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A musical Supergirl ep I just wonder how that gonna go? Being a musician myself on one hand I applauded it, on the other this is a superhero crime fighting show. May be a lighthearted scene here and there but the whole show? I don’t want the show to become campy, nor do I want it to become one of those “Smart aleck” quipping it way through fancy dialog. Ideally, I’d like for this show to be taken seriously in dealing with problems like a 1950’s crime drama / mystery – TAS Season 1 and 2 had this feel and… Read more »
MattComics
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It’s not going to become anything. It’s a just one off, not a change in overall tone and direction for the entire series.

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