Melissa Benoist Compares DC TV to DC Movies

In an interview to promote her upcoming new film “Patriots Day”, Melissa Benoist was asked about the differences between the DC Universe on TV and that being presented at the movies, and whether there’ll be a third season for “Supergirl”.

“I really hope there’s a Season 3,” said Benoist. “I have a good feeling about it. I don’t see why we wouldn’t. We’ve been having such a great time on Season 2 and have found a lot of traction with our stories and our voices. I think it fits in so well with “The Flash” and “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” For the rest of this season (which debuted in October), what the writers have been doing really well is relating the show to a lot of things going on in our country right now and bringing up issues of equality. So I appreciate how every single character on our show just stands up for loving each other and sticking together, no matter where you come from, whatever your skin color, species, planet or sexuality – whatever it is, it doesn’t matter. You deserve love and can stand up for what’s right. So you’ll see a lot more of that.”

As for the comparison between the tone of the TV shows to that of the movies…

“Ezra Miller’s Flash is bringing humor and quirkiness, and the DC TV universe has had to grapple with some pretty dark, emotional storylines on “Arrow.” I do think it’s inevitable that we all start to reflect each other. But I do love how positive and uplifting “Supergirl’s” character is and I don’t think she will change too drastically from that, because in essence that’s just who she is.”

Melissa’s new film, “Patriots Day” recounts the events around the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

Read the full interview at The Know.