SUPERGIRL Producers Plan to Expand Her Universe With Other DC Superheroes

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.

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