June 13, 2007
Here’s your latest round the clock coverage of the whole Kristen-Bell-as-Supergirl rumor, one of the hottest on the net right now!
First up, iF Magazine has an interview with SMALLVILLE co-creator Alfred Gough where he talks all about the character and her role on the show. The biggest reveal: She will NOT wear the costume. Sucks, I know!
He also lets us know that HELEN SLATER, who played Supergirl in the 80s movie, will be making a guest appearance this season.
Michael Ausiello doesn’t think Kristen Bell would be interested in the part of Supergirl because its a supporting role, given her growing celebrity. But he then notes that The CW plans (big news here)… for SUPERGIRL TO GET HER OWN SHOW!
That’s right! Apparently, the plan within the CW/Smallville offices is to introduce Kara Zor-El on Smallville and gauge audience reaction, then roll out an original Supergirl series. That would be amazing!
Finally, Michael has word that another former Superman, Dean Cain, will be making an appearance on the show this season, but NOT as the new editor of The Daily Planet– which was the hot rumor once upon a time!
June 11, 2007
What a case of interesting timing… Just hours after Rob Thomas announced the official cancellation of VERONICA MARS, The CW is sending out word that Kara Zor-El, SUPERGIRL, will be joining the cast of SMALLVILLE. And both stories come from TV Guide.
Keep in mind, Kristen is still under contract with The CW, and will be until Friday. It makes perfect sense that the network would want to keep Kristen in the fold, given her rising celebrity. They likely forged a deal, and it would probably be impossible for Kristen to do big roles in both shows– hence Rob’s announcement.
So, putting two and two together here, it seems very likely that KRISTEN BELL will be SUPERGIRL!
I say if Veronica Mars is really gone (and I’m not ready to give up on that just yet), this is about as much as you could hope for. Smallville’s a great show (though certainly no VM), and this could be a good role for Kristen– she certainly looks the part.
Now, if this proves true, hopefully we can find some way to get some Veronica Mars TV movies each year, which seems like the best case scenario given today’s news. And its more likely, honestly, if Kristen is still with The CW. Its all depressing, but at least there are some silver linings here.