To date in 2023, superhero followers have seen two “live-action” iterations of DC’s Kryptonian savior Supergirl, with Ezra Miller’s The Flash introducing audiences to Sasha Calle’s Kara Zor-El, whereas additionally that includes a digital iteration of Helen Slater’s character from the 1984 movie. However contemplating the movie utterly ignored the Arrowverse’s Barry Allen and different characters, that meant followers didn’t get to see Melissa Benoist again in costume for probably the ultimate time. However the actress herself sounds as if she’s keen and in a position to return to the function sooner or later, which has me very hopeful Kara Danvers will make an look on Superman & Lois earlier than that collection is all wrapped up.
Because the WGA writers strike and SAG-AFTRA actors strike proceed to shake up the leisure trade, seemingly extra celebs than ever are discovering alternate methods to usher in funding, and Melissa Benoist is one among many who began up a Cameo web page to ship private messages to paying followers. And bless her fan-pleasing coronary heart, she instantly sparked hypothesis a few potential return as Supergirl, saying:
To play satan’s advocate proper out of the gate, Benoist is an expert and is thought to be a really kind-hearted individual, so it solely is sensible that her preliminary Cameo posts would fall on the facet of being extra open and optimistic about probably bringing her pants-donning Supergirl hero again for an additional spherical in some capability. With upcoming tasks comparable to Netflix’s The Women on the Bus and the animated collection Masters of the Universe: Revolution (for which she changed Sarah Michelle Gellar), she’s most likely not actively searching for out avenues to play Kara once more, and may need bother finishing such a job even when she was 100% devoted to returning.
Now with all that out of the best way, we will enable for an increase in optimism, which may be utilized fully to Melissa Benoist’s vibes. As a result of she’s most likely as conscious as anybody that the Arrowverse is not any extra, with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch’s Superman & Lois serving as one among The CW’s few authentic collection to outlive the Nexstar buyout. And with the reworked DCU’s co-head James Gunn gearing up for his personal Man of Metal story by way of 2025’s Superman: Legacy, there’s not precisely a ton of canonical room for Benoist’s Supergirl to exist in.
I admittedly sound like I’m nonetheless dispensing woeful caveats, however my level there may be extra that the Glee vet may have very logistically stated, “There’s not a lot of an opportunity of it, however who is aware of?” with out getting anybody’s hopes up an excessive amount of. However by saying “We’ll see…” in the identical breath that she copped to nonetheless having a Supergirl costume in her attic, she’s leaving that attic door open for followers to wonder if the Arrowverse’s Kara may by some means seem inside Superman & Lois’ continuity throughout Season 4.
Even that looks as if a little bit of a stretch, contemplating The CW’s vastly smaller manufacturing budgets required Superman & Lois to pare down its forged of collection regulars, with some stars being minimize altogether. But it surely’s attainable that plans to carry Melissa Benoist again into the superhero fold had been already in thoughts earlier than these cuts had been introduced. I feel it’ll be value keeping track of her hair colour in these Cameo movies.
So whereas I’m not precisely satisfied that Benoist’s Supergirl will return to screens huge or small within the close to future, I feel it’s superior that she’s conserving followers’ trustworthy, even those who aren’t getting blissful birthday needs. Whereas ready to see if something additional comes from this, all episodes of Supergirl may be streamed with a Netflix subscription.