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Latest Supergirl Promo Adds Confusion To Origin Story

In this new promo spot for Supergirl, we get our first look at Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, mother of Kara Zor-El played by Melissa Benoist. The trailer focuses on Kara's decision to stay in the shadows for over two decades and her struggling to become a hero like her cousin.

In the clip they say she has been blending in for 24 years… which is a bit confusing with the comic origin of the character. In the comics Kara comes to Earth as a teenager with the idea that she will protect her cousin Kal-El. But she stays in cryo-sleep for much longer and when she comes out, still a teenager, Kal is an adult. But if in the TV series she has been "blending in" for 24 years then either she is far older than her mid-twenties which the actress is… or she came to Earth as a baby and was raised by a family just like Kal. But they're playing Superman in this like he's been out there and established for a while. And if you look at the beginning of the promo shot she is definitely not an infant in the spaceship.

Whatever the answer is, it appears we are getting a modified origin for her.

Supergirl debuts on CBS October 26th.


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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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