‘Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Compares Tones Of DCTV & DCEU

Supergirl DC TV Universe DC Extended UniverseThe world of DC Comics is growing each year both on television and on the big screen with the respective DC TV Universe as well as the DC Extended Universe. In a recent interview with The Know, Supergirl’s own Melissa Benoist, while promoting the new film Patriots Day that tells the event of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, the actress was asked about the two respective universes. When asked about if she thought that the tone of the TV universe would at some point “start to get in sync” with the film side of DC Comics, she said the following.

“I think so. Ezra Miller’s Flash is bringing humor and quirkiness, and the DC TV universe has had to grapple with some pretty dark, emotional storylines on “Arrow.” I do think it’s inevitable that we all start to reflect each other. But I do love how positive and uplifting “Supergirl’s” character is and I don’t think she will change too drastically from that, because in essence that’s just who she is.”

“Supergirl Lives” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; ROULETTE RETURNS — Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman). To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she’s become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister. Kevin Smith directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Eric Carrasco & Jess Kardos (#209). Original airdate 1/23/2017.”

Supergirl Season 2 is currently on a hiatus and will return with new episodes on Monday, January 23 at 8/7c on The CW, with the ninth episode which was directed by Kevin Smith. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 2 for our weekly reviews.

Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2 with Justice League set to come out on November 17.

Source: The Know

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • SAMURAI36

    The DCEU was never going to be all dark and grim. WW is supposed to be hopeful, the Flash film is going to be fun, and so will Shazam.

    Meanwhile, Arrow is dark, and so is Gotham. Flash deals with some darker stuff from time to time as well. Neither franchise is all one thing.

    • 12stepCornelius

      Snyder and his creative braintrust were always going with the literal “darkest before the dawn” approach, which is why everyone became so terrified by Superman in MoS, instead of initially embracing him and why BvS was showing that grasp at power by humanity over this new all-powerful god-like alien among men. They were going to hold off it seems, and break JL into two parts, with JL also being a bit darker, but now it seems they’re just fast-forwarding to the levity in the universe using Ezra Miller’s Flash as the catalyst among the downtrodden veteran heroes who have been hiding in the shadows all this time (Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, etc.). I think it works pretty naturally to have this young, optimistic guy in Barry Allen, along with Superman’s sacrifice in BvS uplift the Justice League to a more hopeful viewpoint of humanity, which will in turn, lead to humanity’s trust within them as powerful individuals trying to do the right thing other than fearful gods with unclear agendas.

      • SAMURAI36

        They were going to hold off it seems, and break JL into two parts, with JL also being a bit darker, but now it seems they’re just fast-forwarding to the levity in the universe using Ezra Miller’s Flash as the catalyst among the downtrodden veteran heroes who have been hiding in the shadows all this time (Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, etc.).

        This is false. JL was always going to be the lighter of the MOS trilogy, as reported by the writer Chris Terrio himself, nearly a year before BVS was released.

        Nonetheless, WW was always supposed to be more hopeful, and Flash was lighthearted from the start. I’d wager that Cyborg would have been as well, since they initially were going to pair Cyborg and Flash together in the Flash film.

        As I mentioned before, Shazam was meant to be a lighter film from the start as well,

        Suicide Squad was a mix of light and dark.

        Unlike the MCU, the DCEU is going to have a mixture of tones for their films. I think people got lost in the fact that the first 2 films were dark, so they presupposed that the entire slate was gonna be the same way, despite the obvious indicators to the contrary.

        • 12stepCornelius

          I meant that while yes, JL was going to be to the DCEU was Return of the Jedi was to Star Wars, as BvS was to DCEU what Empire Strikes Back was to Star Wars, it was still going to be darker but not so much as BvS, according to Charles Roven when the WB shakeups started happening after BvS. Chris Terrio had been comparing the trilogy of movies they were working on to Lord of the Rings and Star Wars were the middle film held the most conflict, external and internal in nature, way back in 2015 before BvS even released to piss poor reviews.

  • Marquis de Sade

    The difference is DCTV knows what they’re doin’, while dceu, not so much.

    • Star-Lord

      Oh shut up already. Both are great

      • Marquis de Sade

        THOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, fart-lord, cuz it’s too close to Sunday for you to be lyin’ like that.

  • Star-Lord

    What a smart answer. She is fantastic as Supergirl as well

    • Monty

      She’s single now….. just throwing it out there.