Who Should Be The New Supergirl?
In an epic win for girl power everywhere, it was announced that a Supergirl show is in the works. So for all of us out there patiently waiting for a Black Widow movie that might never happen, at least we have this small victory. In a fall TV schedule dominated by males, it’s about time we got a female-centric show. Named Kara, Supergirl is Superman’s cousin. Although we probably won’t see her grace the small screen for a while, at least she’s on her way. We probably won’t be invited to the casting session, but if they’re looking for suggestions, here are some actresses who would make a wonderful Supergirl.
1. Kristen Bell
Can you imagine our former Veronica Mars and current Princess Anna becoming friends with Arrow and The Flash? You know she’d fit right in with their quick thinking (and witty rapport). Already conquering film, television and animation, it looks like Bell’s last frontier is comics. If she’s not cast as Supergirl, maybe we could negotiate a comic book based on Kristen Bell herself fighting crime.
2. Krysten Ritter
Although she’s had a slew of television appearances and starring roles, sadly none of them have lasted very long. This could be Krysten’s big break into the homes of millions, and not just all of us who really loved “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” Nothing says Supergirl has to be a stoic character and Krysten could breathe a whole new fabulous life into the role.
3. Zoë Kravitz
She’s already proven herself as a mutant (she played Angel in “X-Men: First Class”) so she knows her way around a flying fight scene. Plus, casting her as Supergirl would be an automatic in to let her dad, Lenny, pop up from time to time. Think of the possibilities.
4. AnnaSophia Robb
Suggesting AnnaSophia Robb is admitting that I watched both seasons of “The Carrie Diaries,” and I’m okay with that. Though it’s gone to the TV graveyard in the sky, this means AnnaSophia has a clear schedule. If the producers want to skew the character younger, she’s a perfect choice. She’s delightful, both onscreen and off, and totally someone I want my younger sister hanging out with if given the chance.
5. Kiernan Shipka
Another great choice if they want to have Supergirl start off young and grow up on-screen (or, run flashback episodes). As we’ve seen her grow up in “Mad Men,” Kiernan is both parts smart and sassy. She needs her next big role, This could be her next big role. I could easily see her donning the cape and kicking bad-guy butt, and she might be the female hero we all need right now.
6. Kat Graham
Though currently on “The Vampire Diaries,” her character’s fate was left up in the air at the end of last season. Worst case scenario, she’s no longer on the show, but Kat has already proven to us that she’s a strong female. She’s got the acting chops as well as a legion of adoring fans that will happily follow her wherever she goes. Plus, she already has the Comic Con merit badge, so she’d fit right in with that crowd.
7. Natalie Dormer
Natalie is quickly becoming a new queen when it comes to kicking butt. She’s tackled “Game of Thrones,” and now she’s moving onto another action-packed work, the “Hunger Games” series. She’s quickly becoming an up-and-coming, in-demand actress, so what better way to solidify her talents than by playing Supergirl? If not this GoT girl, what about Maisie Williams? Sophie Turner? Actually, could we get these girls their own TV show?
8. Emma Watson
Okay, this one is complete dream casting because there’s probably no chance that our favorite new college grad would take the role. But think about how awesome it would be to see Emma fly through the sky. Considering the positive image she gives the world, she already is a Supergirl, but to mint her as one on TV would be awesome.