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‘Supergirl’ Casts Wonder Woman’s Lynda Carter in New Role

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The DC TV shows have had no problem with paying homage to those that have come before, with Supergirl in particular seeming to recognize past DC TV actors more than most with the casting of both Helen Slater, who previously played Supergirl, and Dean Cain in the series, most well-known for his role as Superman in the 1990s.

Now, following a recent screening of the upcoming Supergirl and Flash crossover episode, executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have revealed (via EW) plans to introduce yet another iconic DC alum with a powerful guest role next year.

Yes, it’s true, Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter will be returning to the DC universe as Berlanti revealed:

“We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter. We couldn’t work out her schedule. Next year. All right, she’s the female president of the United States.”

Of course. What better way to bring back Carter, best known for playing the iconic, strong comic book character, than by having her play the most powerful non-superpowered individual in the world? I’d act surprised, if not for the fact that it totally stays in line with Kreisberg and Berlanti’s style.

We’re still waiting to see if CBS will renew the series for another season or not, but if it gets the greenlight, I guess fans can look forward to seeing even more familiar faces begin popping up next year.

Supergirl airs every Monday night on CBS.

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First Look at ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ Crossover Revealed

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After months and months of wondering whether or not Supergirl would connect with the rest of the DC TV Universe, the Supergirl and The Flash crossover was finally announced a few weeks back, promising to connect the two DC shows in a spring episode of the CBS series.

Since then set images from the crossover have been popping up consistently online, with stars Grant Agustin (Barry Allen) and Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers) teasing the episode as well. But today, the first official image for the upcoming crossover has been revealed.

Check out the “comic book cover” image below, which teases a possible footrace between the Scarlet Speedster and the Maiden of Might:


In addition to the image, which fits perfectly in tone with the two series, the official plot details for the crossover were revealed. Here’s the official logline for the episode:

“Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home.”

Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg confirmed (via EW) that the two characters do in fact race each other in the episode as well, saying its one of the creative team’s favorite moments in the crossover, and in regards to who wins? Apparently it’s closer than you might think.

The plot itself isn’t all that surprising, with Barry entering in from another dimension. The promise of seeing Benoist and Gustin interacting onscreen together though, two of the most charismatic stars on tv right now, should be enough to make you tune in for the crossover. Even if you’re like me, and didn’t get past the first episode of Supergirl.

The Flash and Supergirl crossover will air on Monday, March 28th.

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‘Supergirl’ Casts Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane

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CBS’ “Supergirl” has a lot to prove for a show that hasn’t even premiered yet. Not only does the series need to make sure they can do a character right for possibly the first time onscreen, but the creative team also has to prove that they can maintain the same kind of quality seen on the other acclaimed DC TV shows, like “Arrow” and “The Flash.”

While reaction to the series has remained somewhat lukewarm up until this point, there seems to be a lot of curiosity among the fans regarding what the showrunners and producers’ long-game is with the series. Will it exist in the same universe as the other DC TV shows at some point? Or will it live on its own? For right now, the answer seems to be that the universes are separate, but there’s always the possibility of a potential crossover sometime down the line. Especially considering that Greg Berlanti plays such a large role in both the CW shows and “Supergirl.”

Well, even if she never does run across the Scarlet Speedster or Green Arrow — it’s unlikely that Kara Danvers will always be the only hero in the “Supergirl” universe. THR has reported that actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum has officially joined the cast of the series as Lucy Lane. The character is the younger sister of Lois Lane, and often love interest of Jimmy Olsen, and it seems that Lucy and Jimmy (Mechad Brooks) will already have a history together by the time she is introduced onscreen.

Dewan-Tatum is set to make her series debut in the third episode, and it is still unknown as to whether or not the plan is for Lucy to one day take on her “Superwoman” alter ego as she does in some versions of the comics. Or if she will simply be a recurring side character, that will likely cause some trouble for some of the men on the show. Everything’s a possibility at this point.

Whether or not the series will, in fact, have Lucy become Superwoman at one point will likely remain a mystery for a long, long time, but the opportunities to integrate other superheroes into the series is too ripe for the showrunners not to consider at least some of the possibilities. With Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli) already confirmed for the series, as well as a few other iconic villains from the comics including Reactron (Ben Krull) and more, Kara may need some help from someone besides her famous Kryptonian cousin.

“Supergirl” is set to premiere on CBS on October 26th.

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