Thus far, we haven't really seen the boys play fair when it comes to the Marvel and DC rivalry, with actors from both camps often taking digs at the other in the media. The girls, on the other hand, are proving to be far more classy. And it seems they've outright squashed this rift behind the two competing comic book monoliths. Marvel's Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter got the ball rolling when she praised Supergirl and star Melissa Benoist on her Instagram page. Here's what she had to say after watching the first half of Supergirl Season 1.
"Had a second to get caught up on my non #jessicajones TV and wanted to give a special shout out to my girl @melissabenoist! I've been a big fan of hers since she first landed in LA. I met her early on when I was casting a show that I was producing and it was clear even then, fresh off the boat, that she was poised to be a big star. I'm so proud and happy for her for landing a part that she totally shines in. Funny, strong, adorable, and radiant! Congrats fellow superhero lady! Much love!"
Keeping up the good will, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist quickly returned the praise. She had nothing but nice things to say about Krysten Ritter. She even admits that she binged the entirety of Netflix's new Marvel series. Here's what she had to say on her personal Twitter.
"Just made my day @Krystenritter sending love right back to you. Binged #JessicaJones and it's insanely badass & you are way too talented."
This news comes just hours after CBS announced an order for seven more episodes of Supergirl, providing a full season of 20 episodes for the freshman drama that launched on Oct. 26. Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.
Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade, as she faces demons from within and without. The drama will premiere with 13 one-hour episodes. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City. While the two actresses at the forefront of both series seem to love each other, its beyond impossible that their two superhero alter egos will ever team up on the small screen. For now, we'll just have to enjoy their social media outpouring of love.