When CBS released the first Supergirl trailer last month, it was met with criticism from some fans, who didn't like the romantic comedy aspect of it, with some comparing it to Scarlett Johansson's Saturday Night Live spoof trailer. We still have a few months to go before the series debuts, but producer Geoff Johns claims that fans shouldn't be so quick to rush to judgment, saying they will be "blown away" after watching the pilot episode. Here's what he had to say below.
"Everyone deserves to have a reaction, but at the end of the day, I believe in the pilot, I believe in the show. When people see the pilot, they're going to be blown away."
Geoff Johns also compared some of the early reactions to Supergirl with Grant Gustin's casting in CW's hit series The Flash, stating that many of those same who bashed the casting became quick fans of the show.
"When they first saw his suit, when we cast [Flash actor] Grant Gustin, people were like, 'That's not The Flash!' and now people are like, 'Oh my god, he is The Flash!' I'm so proud of that show and -- in so many ways The Flash was my favorite character growing up -- to see it realized and to see people embracing it. And it truly is a Flash TV show, we're not shying away from anything. We jokingly said, yeah we're doing Gorilla Grodd and I think people were like, 'Okay...' Yeah, no, we're doing Gorilla Grodd! And we've got a lot of great plans for Supergirl in the same vein as that."
He also added that he's proud Supergirl stays true to the character's mythology that is done in the same tone and spirit as The Flash, while praising Melissa Benoist's work as Kara Danvers and expressing his excitement for putting a female superhero on the air.
I think the greatest thing about the Supergirl show we're working on and the thing I'm most proud of is it embodies the character and the Superman mythology in a really strong, accessible way that I think carries at least the tone and spirit with what we've done with The Flash. And Melissa Benoist is an amazing Supergirl and Kara Danvers. I'm just excited for people to see it. I've got to say I'm excited for girls to see it. I have nieces that are seven and eight and they're going to be able to watch the show with my brother and his wife and I think they'll love it. I'm just really excited that we have a female superhero that's so iconic and strong. We're so overdue for a female-centric superhero show that's really good. We're going to try to execute to the best of our ability and we've got great people we're working with and I'm really excited about it. It's really important; it's an important show for us."