opposite Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El – aka, Supergirl, aka Superman’s cousin, who also escaped Krypton before it was destroyed, for planet earth. She shares her cousin’s superhuman abilities too.
In the comics, James “Jimmy” Olsen is a young photographer who works with Clark Kent and Lois Lane at the Daily Planet. And, as far as my research tells me, he’s always been white, so you know what this casting of Brooks means to all the racist fanboy and girl comic book geeks. After all, we’ve been here several times in recent years.
According to DC Entertainment and Warner Bros., this live-action Supergirl TV series will feature a James Olsen who is described as a photographer at CatCo, a media company where Kara works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret.
“Supergirl” will be written and executive produced by Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Ali Adler (“Chuck,” “Glee”), with Sarah Schechter (“Pan”) also executive producing. She joins several other comic book superheroes on the small and big screens; specifically, under the DC label, there’s “Gotham” at Fox, which follows Batman universe characters; as well as the aforementioned “Arrow” and “The Flash” which are both on the CW. There’s “Constantine” on NBC, and a few others that are on the way.
With today’s announcement, I’ll need to rewatch the “Supergirl” movie released in 1984, which starred Helen Slater. It’s been about 20 years since I saw it, but I do recall it sucking!