New SUPERGIRL S2 Trailer namedrops Gotham, glimpses Lena Luthor

Greetings, all, from National City!  Supergirl just released their second Season 2 trailer.  Clocking in at just over a minute long, this trailer spotlights Kara Zor-El’s slightly more famous cousin.  With the Man of Steel on the scene, things get fast and furious — and also ‘super’ funny.

This looks like the folks at Supergirl intend to keep the show’s present tone, a good sign given the CW’s reputation for darker shows for the teen set, like Supernatural or The Vampire Diaries.  Additionally, a continued diversity in tone among the DCTV multiverse properties can only be a good thing.  DC fans who don’t go for the lighter and funnier Supergirl might find themselves headed for Arrow, and vice versa.

Additionally, the trailer has some really funny moments dealing with people’s reactions to Superman (played by Tyler Hoechlin).  Alex Danvers, Kara’s foster-sister, comments that he smells good.  Winn Schott promptly panics upon meeting Superman and Kara has to remind him to breathe.  Finally, after an action sequence, a man in the background tells his family, “We’re moving back to Gotham.”

I got really excited, though, when we got our first official glimpse of Lena Luthor.  Lena, Lex’s little sister, will figure into the season as a recurring character.  In this trailer, she stands at a clear podium while wearing a double-breasted trench coat, only for the press conference to to literally blow up around her.

I can’t help but think of the #FlytoMetropolis ad during the Superbowl this year.  In that TV spot, we see Lex Luthor in a double-breasted trench coat, pontificating at a clear podium.  I wonder if they intended for people to make that association, to be honest.

As a huge fan of the Luthors, I can’t wait to see where the Lena character goes in this show.

Supergirl flies back onto TV screens on Monday, October 10th, 2016, at 8pm EST, on the CW, and stars Melissa Benoist as the titular Girl of Steel.


Murphy Leigh

Murphy is a vaguely femininish malady who spends most of their time worshipping at the altars of Lois Lane, Chloe Sullivan, Jean Grey, and Wanda Maximoff. Their first confirmable event-memory is Princess Leia at the start of A New Hope. Has more in common with Lex Luthor than Lex Luthor would probably like to admit.

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