MALE SUPERGIRL MOOTED
HOLLYWOOD – Following the successful debut of the CBS superhero show Supergirl, talks have begun of a potential all male remake.
No sooner has Supergirl taken to the airwaves and the skies, than talks begin on a spin off male version of the show. Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El, also known as Kara Danvers also known as Supergirl, but show creator Ali Adler has spoken in the past about a possible spin off version of the show featuring a male man boy as the lead character.
A source close to the show spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec:
We were talking the other day about other versions of the same formula that we could exploit and someone came up with the crazy idea of a male Supergirl and we all began to wonder what that would look like and how that would work. What would ‘he’ wear for instance?
You mean a Superboy?
Maybe, though one thing that came up was that Spider-man is already covering very similar ground. The high school and living with his aunt, having schoolyard crushes etc. So maybe he’d have to be a little bit older for it to work.
And the backlash from fans would be one of the reasons we might not do it. I mean you know how intense these internet trolls can be. However, I’d like to see a little more diversity in the world of superheroes so I think it would be good to have a man entering the Super universe, if you know what I mean.
From the planet Krypton?
Exactly. He could have grown up as an orphan looked after by a pair of surrogate parents and then he begins to learn his own nature and saving the world and stuff. I think it would be neat to see that. The title would be…