No new footage from ‘Supergirl’ Season 2, but plenty of hints and tidbits from the cast

Today at San Diego Comic-Con, the four shows of The CW’s DC Universe took over Ballroom 20 to talk about their upcoming seasons. Supergirl was up first, and the cast had plenty to share.

Unfortunately, production doesn’t begin until next week, so there was new footage to preview. The panel began with a sizzle reel highlighting some of the best moments from Season 1.

The then cast arrived: Melissa Benoist (Supergirl/Kara Danvers), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen), Jeremy Jordan (Winn), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw/Martian Manhunter), and…Tyler Hoechlin (Superman/Clark Kent)!

Hoechlin said he hadn’t tried on the Superman suit yet, but was excited for that moment. Apparently big things will be happening, which bring Superman and Supergirl together. That’s also the reason the president of the United States will be involved, previously announced as being played by former Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. There will also be tension in Season 2 between Supergirl and her cousin, as they disagree on what it means to be a hero.

The cast is excited about the move to The CW and the possible crossovers with Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. There have already been discussions about how to get John Diggle (David Ramsey) to come to National City.

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The romance between James and Kara will be explored early in the season. Harewood is described as a father figure on set says he had no idea he was playing Martian Manhunter when he was cast. Benoist gushed over meeting little girls in her Supergirl costume and the excitement they show. She also said she relates to Kara’s awkwardness.

Tipping a hat to Benoist’s time on Glee, the cast said there has been talk of a musical episode. Regardless, there is singing on the set all the time.

Perhaps the biggest news was that mysterious new cast member Chris Wood will be playing the character in the Kryptonian pod that crash-landed in the last season’s finale. Earlier today, Bleeding Cool reported a reliable source had told them Wood would be playing the man in the pod, and the character would be Mon-El, a well-known member of the Legion of Super-Heroes (in the comics, that is). Half of that rumor has now been proven correct, so it’s likely the rest is right, too.

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