The Supergirl premiere is set to air on October 26th and CBS is doing its job to promote not only the first episode but also the show. I have heard a promotion is being aired before some movies in theaters. I have seen CBS releasing videos of the premiere being shown to mothers and daughters, mostly school age girls. And we have swag such as this poster being released.
Suffice it to say, I would love this poster. I keep hoping that CBS will begin selling merchandise for the show at some point. As of 2 days ago there were no Supergirl items on the CBS Store site.
We also saw videos and photos from the cast and crew as they started filming the second episode.
One of the shots is this dynamic shot of Supergirl lifting up a National City Ambulance. (I wonder if I could get a job at National City General Hospital?)
Great shot with a determined looking Supergirl lifting the vehicle up with one hand, her other hand clenched in a fist. There is something fierce about this looking Supergirl. Who knows what is happening around her? But she looks ready for action.
But the shot also reminded me a little bit of this shot from Superman:The Movie when a baby Clark hoists Pa's truck.
Reminding me of the Donner film is a good thing.
But as much as I loved the action shot above, I also loved this candid shot of Melissa Benoist enjoying an ice cream. I doubt this is a scene from the show. But there is something charming about this pic of Supergirl eating a frozen treat.
One of the reasons I love the character of Supergirl is that she is pretty complex and layered. She is bright and optimistic. But she also can be a fierce crusader for justice. So as much as I love seeing a grim-faced Supergirl lifting the ambulance, I also love seeing this side of her (even if it is only the actor on break).
It is pictures like this (as well as the Kara scenes in the promo) which make me think the show gets all these sides of the character.