Thursday, July 28, 2016
Supergirl's cousin is gonna show up on "Supergirl"
I pulled this image from Birth.Movies.Death.
As far as how this could have gone - I can't complain, really. I have no idea what DC's deal is with the classic costume or how they think continually messing around with elements of the visual iconography of one of their most famous properties is somehow a good idea. But, no one is asking me. Red boots and cape. Yellow in the "S". No mandarin collar.
Sigh. Look, I'm a red trunks guy, and the fact that DC can't seem to make the suit work correctly either here or in Man of Steel (piping and stippling is all just a bit much, especially with a useless belly-button belt-buckle) without an awkward red belt-to-nowhere is just maybe a sign we throw in the towel and go back to the red trunks look.
But, man, that dude ALSO looks like Superman, doesn't he? You'll never hear me complain about Cavill, but so many folks have drawn Superman in so many ways over the years, and between Reeves, Reeve, Alyn, Cain and Cavill... Well, I don't necessarily have a particular face I identify with Superman. Just a certain presence, and I think this dude has it, just as Melissa Benoist doesn't look like Silver Age or Bronze Age Kara, but she sure has that same vibe.
I have never seen actor Tyler Hoechlin in anything, but so as long as he doesn't have a voice like Peter Lorre, I want to give him a shot. So far so good with Supergirl defying expectations and beating the odds for what it seemed they'd do - and the energy the actors have brought to the show.
Look, I planned to hate-watch Supergirl, but I became a fan. I am always excited to see what they'll try to do next with a character I have a little affection for. Now we've got Superman, Martian Manhunter and Lynda Carter as POTUS. I mean, OBVIOUSLY I'll be watching.
And if, you know, they want to one day do a Superman show or TV movie or ten, I won't complain.