The first official Supergirl trailer for the highly-anticipated CBS television series was released online Wednesday.
It did not take very long at all for the six-minute trailer to become a trending topic on Facebook and Twitter.
During their upfront presentations on Wednesday, CBS executives gave DC Comics fans and critics exactly what they have been yearning to see ever since the news of a Supergirl television series was first confirmed.
The clip provides an intense & detailed preview of perhaps the first episode of the series — focusing on such points as Supergirl’s back-story, her connection to Superman as well as her journey towards coming to grips with her superpowers and newly developed identity as a superhero.
Based on the reactions and responses that flooded Twitter, the overall consensus is that a lot of fans and critics are even more excited about the Supergirl television series now that the first official trailer/preview has been released.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 13, 2015
I see some men repulsed by the Supergirl trailer and some women sharing their delight, and the latter response is so much more important.
— Andrew Wheeler (@Wheeler) May 13, 2015
Some people even admitted that the six-minute preview of the Supergirl series brought them to tears — in a good way.
Dammit I think that Supergirl trailer made me cry. https://t.co/zoZnsWdrSL
— jstickgoldsarah (@jstickgoldsarah) May 13, 2015
Cry-laughing at Supergirl because I am such a girl. Also: hormones.
— Kristen Evans (@paperalphabet) May 13, 2015
I watched the Supergirl trailer and actual crying. Six and half minutes of About-Damn-Time. http://t.co/kvWmrQzhsT
— Rachel Holkner (@cochineal) May 13, 2015
However, there were also quite a few comments that would not necessarily fall under the same “absolutely positive” category. For instance, some people focused their tweets on irony. For instance, Supergirl’s costume was one of the ironic areas targeted.
I thought it was funny that Supergirl trailer had “I’m not fighting crime in hot pants and a tank top,” but then went with the skirt.
— Not_TShelby (@NotTS_Helby) May 13, 2015
Some comments even compared the Supergirl trailer to the hilarious Saturday Night Live parody of a Black Widow romantic comedy film.
Wow. So that Supergirl trailer is basically the SNL Black Widow satire without the satire part.
— Mike Thompson (@vansau) May 13, 2015
I get the jokes about the Black Widow SNL sketch with the Supergirl trailer, but there’s also crazy alien stuff and TRUCK SMASHING, guys!
— Eric Goldman (@EricIGN) May 13, 2015
Others were simply not happy with the overall direction and tone of the show in general — especially the fans that were expecting a darker approach to the iconic DC Comics character.
“Supergirl” tricked us with that darker suit, you guys. I was expecting Snyder and got Drew Barrymore instead
— Shon (@brownlashon) May 13, 2015
Apparently, the makers of #Supergirl didn’t get the memo that DC heroes are supposed to be dark, moody, and depressing.
— Blake Siefken (@BlakeSiefken) May 13, 2015
Okay so this Supergirl trailer… It’s too light hearted. There’s nothing wrong with not being gritty and dark, but this too ‘bubbly’
— MrNeeNaw (@MrNeeNaw) May 13, 2015
Regardless of what the fans and critics have to say about the series, CBS executives must have a lot of big hopes for Supergirl –– months before the first episode is scheduled to air.
The superhero drama series, which is executive produced and co-created by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) has reportedly received an early series order.
According to Deadline, CBS was faced with an early deadline to decide on the pilot. Apparently, the decision has been made — and it was in favor of not stopping with just a pilot.
What did you think about the new Supergirl trailer? Does CBS have a huge hit on their hands?
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