CBS’ upcoming SUPERGIRL series will be dipping into comic book lore and adapting four-color characters for the small screen. Among them will be the complicated evil-turned-good android Red Tornado — whose powers are about what you’d expect from his name.
Now we have our first look at the live-action Red Tornado, and I can tell you… well, he’s red. I’m really concerned about the… texture of this synthetic life form. Are the designers trying to make it look like he’s covered in some kind of rough fabric? Is it supposed to be cardboard? Specialized body armor? Is it supposed to look like his parts are cheaply spray-painted?
SUPERGIRL will not premiere on CBS for more than a month yet, so, in order to keep fans interested in the face of GOTHAM and FLASH and ARROW, CBS has released a new SUPERGIRL trailer that showcases some of the more colorful elements of the series.
These include Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) demonstrating her powers and views of villains such as Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli), Reactron (Chris Browning), Vartox (Owain Yeoman) and Hellgrammite (Justice Leak).
So there we saw Kara Zor-El’s heat vision and super breath, and we now know that James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) both know Kara’s secret identity.
I’m not a fan of the more humanized Hellgrammite, but then again, there was probably not much chance of a centipede-looking dude making it on air.
Still, I have high hopes for this series.
SUPERGIRL debuts Monday, Oct. 26, on CBS.