The New Supergirl Trailer Is Literally The SNL Black Widow Spoof & Now We Hate Everything
You had one job, guys.
Yesterday (May 13), CBS released a trailer, or essentially a first look, at their new show Supergirl. As in their superhero show. That stars a woman.
It’s a subject that’s caused a LOT of discussion, first with a standalone Black Widow movie getting shelved (at least for the next five years) and most recently thanks to Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter’s leaked emails explicitly pointing out every recent female superhero movie that was, in his words, a ‘disaster’.
Earlier this month, Scarlet Johansson took a little swipe at the whole debate with a hilarious ‘Saturday Night Live’ spoof where Natasha Romanoff was more into finding love in the big city than beating the bad guys.
Well, somehow, somebody allowed the Supergirl trailer to be released not even two weeks later despite the fact that it is EXACTLY THE SAME as the SNL parody… And we are not happy about it.
Let’s look at the evidence, shall we?
The most clichéd entrance of all time
A tracking shot of New York, followed by our lead heroine running down the street? Check.
An uptight boss who talks down to them a lot?
Oh, women. Always either too nice or straight up mean.
There’s always a guy desperate to date them, despite the fact they're so quirky and clumsy
But seriously though, we cannot emphasise the quirkiness enough, just in case you were worried you could never relate to a girl superhero
Seeing the similarities?
So, she’s been given a Zooey Deschanel kooky girl makeover, an assistant job complete with an uptight boss, an annoying male friend who clearly wants more, and hey, even a fashion montage (to help her create her perfect Supergirl outfit).
She may not have traveled 2000 light-years just to be an assistant (urgh), but we definitely need our Supergirl to be based on more than her glasses and adorable clumsiness.
There ARE some promising qualities in the teaser too, though. That whole plane saving sequence is pretty bad-ass, and even though she gets told to go back to ‘making coffee’ by the scary looking head of DEO – the Department of Extra-normal Operations, duh - she eventually gets stuck in with them.
Set to premiere in November, we're obviously still going to be counting down the days until Supergirl officially starts because hey, we totally championed it from the start.
Hopefully, the pilot will put our fears to rest and we can all just start being obsessed with Kara and her bullet-proof awesomeness. Just no more lesbian jokes, OK?