We are hearing two things about the Supergirl panel for this year's SDCC, taking place on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20. First is that Chyler Leigh, who plays Alex Danvers, had to cancel at the last minute due to a death in the family. We pass our sincerest condolences on to her and her loved ones. The second thing is that Chris Wood will be on the panel, which is interesting, as many folks believed that the disappearance of Mon-El in the end of Season 2 was going to be for a while.
It was announced that Floriana Lima, who plays Maggie Sawyer, was moved from a series regular down to a recurring role. The Maggie/Alex relationship will continue, but it won't be as prominent as it was last season. Wood was a series regular last season and there has been no announcement downgrading his status in the series. I can't see them bringing Wood out to the convention if he wasn't going to be part of the new season, so we can expect to see a lot of Mon-El in season three.
When the season finale aired, there was some debate over what the portal Mon-El was flying into was. A good number of people figured it was a portal to the Phatom Zone, as the history of the character involves him living in the Phantom Zone until he is rescued by the Legion of Superheroes many years in the future. But others called it out as a Boom Tube, which seems unlikely because of the Apocalypse influence on the Justice League movie. However, with the main villain being Reign (Odette Annable) and following the World Killers storyline, it is possible that the portal will take Mon-El to where ever the world killers are… which could still be the Phantom Zone. I mean, Jor-El (Robert Grant) had to put them somewhere.
Either way, a solution for his lead issue will have to be discovered if Mon-El is going to spend any real amount of time on Earth. Whatever footage they show at Comic-Con this weekend may shed some light on the mystery.
Supergirl returns Monday, October 9th on the CW.