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09 Feb 2015 19:52 #40320 by fats
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fats wrote: the info that i have on the delay is due to issues with permits for shooting, all is well otherwise.

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Where did you see that it was permit related for the production delay, if I may ask?


I have sources within the production, I cant be more exact.

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09 Feb 2015 19:53 #40321 by AJF
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Is the show really going to film in Los Angles?

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10 Feb 2015 07:42 #40331 by castor
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fats wrote:

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fats wrote: the info that i have on the delay is due to issues with permits for shooting, all is well otherwise.

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Where did you see that it was permit related for the production delay, if I may ask?


I have sources within the production, I cant be more exact.

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Yeah in LA if you need to close down a street or do a big stunt or car chase you need to get permission from the city-which can take awhile, you need to post them on a wall(i have seen the wall-its hillarious). This takes time. You usually bake this time a bit into production time-but ehh.

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10 Feb 2015 08:12 #40332 by castor
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Right now the enthusiasm for things superhero seem to be enjoying a rising surf.

The big question to be answered in box office and ratings... Will the mass of superhero movies and TV shows (from everywhere) saturate the market iduring the next 2+ years, or will it open the flood gates for more?

And will this wave last until my longed for "animation indistinguishable from live action" technology is ready? That's the point when superhero movies will have no limits.

Imagine being able to capture anything you can envision in your wildest imagination, and do it in a way that looks totally real, with all "filming" done in the belly of a computer. Actors become merely models for the animation, which could improve them far beyond the bounds of merely human.

It has to happen. When is the question.


Well my mentor as a writer was one of the creators of the show Miami Vice. Cop show.

He didn't much care for superheros. Thought they where silly.

If your familiar however with Miami Vice in particular and superheros in general....well

Its not really that diffrent. Similar concepts struggles etc. You have your hero your villian -it works the same. The chain of command can be diffrent. Miami Vice is a lot less realistic i think then something like Batman.

You used to see a lot of cop movies- Lethal Wepion, 48 Hours-but well in the last 10 or so years thats been drying up.

You still see a lot of cop shows--but i think superhero shows are starting to fill some of those up-shows like Powers and Gotham . which doesn't look good takes it litterally. But yeah there is about a dozen cop shows on at one time in america, and new ones cycle in and out all the time(some of which my mentor also worked on). I could see the number being quite a bit higher.

Will this last forever-i don't know. probabbly not but long enough i think. Its mentioned in another Show Sif is back on AOS-and i could kind of see her with her own show. That could be neat-but who knows. I do think Marvel in particular wants to limit there number not increase it.

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10 Feb 2015 12:32 #40335 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I haven't had my fill of Jaime Alexandra as Sif. So happy she is back on SHIELD again. TV show would be weird, but I'd be there.

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10 Feb 2015 13:40 - 10 Feb 2015 13:43 #40336 by lfan
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shadar wrote:
Right now the enthusiasm for things superhero seem to be enjoying a rising surf.

The big question to be answered in box office and ratings... Will the mass of superhero movies and TV shows (from everywhere) saturate the market iduring the next 2+ years, or will it open the flood gates for more?

And will this wave last until my longed for "animation indistinguishable from live action" technology is ready? That's the point when superhero movies will have no limits.

Imagine being able to capture anything you can envision in your wildest imagination, and do it in a way that looks totally real, with all "filming" done in the belly of a computer. Actors become merely models for the animation, which could improve them far beyond the bounds of merely human.

It has to happen. When is the question.


I think personally thtat the next 12 months will determine whether or not the superhero craze is a fad or something with a little more staying power, especially for TV. Up until about a year ago, the only exposure we really had was 1-2 blockbusters a year and Smallville on TV. Then about a year ago, they started rolling out Flash, Gothem, the second season of Arrow, and Constantine. So far, except for the latter (which is prob gonna be shipped to syfy) , it's somewhat of a novelty and the results are good.

In the next 12 months, not even counting what's coming in the theaters, we'll have all the above series along with Powers, Daredevil, Supergirl, and probably Teen Titans. Jessica Jones also wil follow soon and maybe Krypton.....That is literally 8-9 times the superhero shows on TV compared to a year ago (only Arrow). I'm game for it, but I question whether people will embrace it and get worried at times.

Ironically, I think e exposure to MORE superheroes via blockbusters like GotG, MOS2, and Avengers I think will help by getting mainstream viewers more into the characters and mythology which is right now more chic than geek.

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22 Feb 2015 15:04 #40510 by lfan
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A blonder Melissa stepping out for an awards show:



Whether she'll get another "layer" I don't know. I personally think it should be a little lighter.

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22 Feb 2015 17:56 #40511 by shadar
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I'd call her current look brunette with blonde highlights. Definitely not a sunshine blonde like Kara has always been universally portrayed, in comics, movies and TV. I'm hardly an expert, but I think there's an argument for changing one's hair color in stages to avoid too much damage, especially coming from a dark brunette and trying to get to true blonde. So hopefully this is the first stage.

That said, I find it amazing the stuff we fans obsess over. I'm as guilty as anyone. I try to tone it down and be more open to change, but I can't avoid having clear expectations about costume and hair and script and etc. etc. The only good news is that I'm not alone in my obsession. Especially among this illustrious group of fans.

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22 Feb 2015 18:36 #40512 by lfan
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Shadar, I think you are right about doing it in stages, to minimize shock damage. Here is another pic that makes it look a little lighter, in any case:



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22 Feb 2015 19:19 #40513 by fats
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the blond highlights are a halfway house between her natural hair colour and the wig that she is going to ware.

also there is discussion in the production team as to the idea that she should have contacts as well or she should stay with her natural eye colour.

Costume has been delayed as there is some thoughts floating around that she should not have a cape rather than have one.

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22 Feb 2015 21:06 #40515 by shadar
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fats wrote: the blond highlights are a halfway house between her natural hair colour and the wig that she is going to ware.

also there is discussion in the production team as to the idea that she should have contacts as well or she should stay with her natural eye colour.

Costume has been delayed as there is some thoughts floating around that she should not have a cape rather than have one.

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Interesting that she is going to wear a wig. I presume a blonde one as opposed to Kara's reverse deal of wearing a dark wig as Linda.

I'd definitely vote for the blue contacts to match the character, but I suppose that could also depend on how well she tolerates contacts. Not everyone is comfortable wearing them.

But natural eyes and half-blonde hair as Linda (from the character's perspective, she's wearing dark contacts a Linda), and blue contacts and blonde wig as Supergirl to maximize the effect.

Could be interesting if I'm reading this right.

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22 Feb 2015 21:31 #40517 by SupergirlTV
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fats wrote: the blond highlights are a halfway house between her natural hair colour and the wig that she is going to ware.

also there is discussion in the production team as to the idea that she should have contacts as well or she should stay with her natural eye colour.

Costume has been delayed as there is some thoughts floating around that she should not have a cape rather than have one.

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WAIT WHAT!!!! No cape! that seems ridiculous, why wouldn't she have a cape? Also, wig? like will the Character have a wig or does Melissa just wear a wig during filming?

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23 Feb 2015 00:52 #40519 by shadar
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SupergirlTV wrote:

fats wrote: the blond highlights are a halfway house between her natural hair colour and the wig that she is going to ware.

also there is discussion in the production team as to the idea that she should have contacts as well or she should stay with her natural eye colour.

Costume has been delayed as there is some thoughts floating around that she should not have a cape rather than have one.

Fats


WAIT WHAT!!!! No cape! that seems ridiculous, why wouldn't she have a cape? Also, wig? like will the Character have a wig or does Melissa just wear a wig during filming?


If they are true to the comicbook, then Linda will wear a dark wig to hide her natural blonde. So maybe she keeps lightening her hair and then wears a dark wig as Linda? The only way that could make sense is if they have decided to include the brunette wig as part of the character's identity (and not just something Melissa does as the actress). Like Clark's glasses.

So bizarrely, Melissa has to dye her hair blonde so she can wear a wig that matches her natural hair color (as Linda).

Anyone see this differently?

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23 Feb 2015 01:28 #40520 by fats
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shadar wrote:

SupergirlTV wrote:

fats wrote: the blond highlights are a halfway house between her natural hair colour and the wig that she is going to ware.

also there is discussion in the production team as to the idea that she should have contacts as well or she should stay with her natural eye colour.

Costume has been delayed as there is some thoughts floating around that she should not have a cape rather than have one.

Fats


WAIT WHAT!!!! No cape! that seems ridiculous, why wouldn't she have a cape? Also, wig? like will the Character have a wig or does Melissa just wear a wig during filming?


If they are true to the comicbook, then Linda will wear a dark wig to hide her natural blonde. So maybe she keeps lightening her hair and then wears a dark wig as Linda? The only way that could make sense is if they have decided to include the brunette wig as part of the character's identity (and not just something Melissa does as the actress). Like Clark's glasses.

So bizarrely, Melissa has to dye her hair blonde so she can wear a wig that matches her natural hair color (as Linda).

Anyone see this differently?


the info that i have is that the wig is going to be blonde, for when she needs to be SG and her highlighted hair is going to be the normal hair colour for the series, remember the wig is for production reasons only. the blond highlights are a hint, a clue to her alter ego.

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23 Feb 2015 03:05 - 23 Feb 2015 03:06 #40521 by castor
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Not going with a cape would be a huge mistake

Well without you would have to do a huge redesign.

Supergirl without it costume is...well a kind of an odd looking dress. It plays less as super as...mother nature as a symbol as bounty

(there is a reason that most superheroine don't wear dresses-and its not the undies issue but becuse...well thats what women wear traditionally.)

Without a cape you could probabbly wear a supergirl outfit out on the town even in a world where super symbol doesn't mean anything. Its an odd looking dress, and i bet there going with the kind of fabrics you don't normally see dresses-but thats it .

You could loose the dress-the current bathing suit or the 70s hot pants aren't necessairly bad-but the cape is really what ties it as Not natural, not human, superheuman.

Now there are plenty of superheoines without capes-you can do that. However its kind of going to stage 1. i would just start over with the outfit.

You could even theroetically go with normal clothing and no costume-but kind of going half wy there pleases noone.

At least thats my peice.

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23 Feb 2015 03:17 #40522 by shadar
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fats wrote:

shadar wrote:

SupergirlTV wrote:

fats wrote: the blond highlights are a halfway house between her natural hair colour and the wig that she is going to ware.

also there is discussion in the production team as to the idea that she should have contacts as well or she should stay with her natural eye colour.

Costume has been delayed as there is some thoughts floating around that she should not have a cape rather than have one.

Fats


WAIT WHAT!!!! No cape! that seems ridiculous, why wouldn't she have a cape? Also, wig? like will the Character have a wig or does Melissa just wear a wig during filming?


If they are true to the comicbook, then Linda will wear a dark wig to hide her natural blonde. So maybe she keeps lightening her hair and then wears a dark wig as Linda? The only way that could make sense is if they have decided to include the brunette wig as part of the character's identity (and not just something Melissa does as the actress). Like Clark's glasses.

So bizarrely, Melissa has to dye her hair blonde so she can wear a wig that matches her natural hair color (as Linda).

Anyone see this differently?


the info that i have is that the wig is going to be blonde, for when she needs to be SG and her highlighted hair is going to be the normal hair colour for the series, remember the wig is for production reasons only. the blond highlights are a hint, a clue to her alter ego.

Fats


That's really kind of neat. Cute even. Having LInda's highlights provide a hint of her otherself. Almost as if the Supergirl inside is trying to shine out through Linda.

I have to say, I'm impressed with the way the producers and writers are thinking. Presuming this is a good example of how they are approaching the show. Its a little outside the box, but in a very creative and positive way.

The cape thing is something else. That's a bigger deal for me than the skirt. Hope they decide in favor of it.

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23 Feb 2015 22:37 #40535 by Sarge395
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www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=59463

The dialogue, transcribed below, reveals that Supergirl will wear a cape and costume provided for her by Wynn; it also confirms that Superman will have some sort of presence on the show, even if its only in passing mention. It's possible that the dialogue provided to actors to audition with did not come from a shooting script, but the fact that all the audition videos have been yanked gives their content additional weight.

Wynn: I can't believe I'm actually in your apartment.
Supergirl: Wynn, if we're going to use our lunch half-half to help me with my super-hearing we need to work fast.

Wynn: I'm still not sure how all this is happening. Maybe the brownie I ate belonged to my roommate.

Supergirl: My abilities come from your Sun. The planet I was born on...

Wynn: Woah! Wait! Hold on, you're from another planet?

Supergirl: Krypton. Yeah, so is my cousin.

Wynn: You and him? You're related?

Supergirl: Our dad's were brothers. I'm going to need you to focus. I want your help. I told you, I don't a thing about fighting crime.

Wynn: Please, you got the hard part down. First, you need...

Supergirl: A costume.

Wynn: It's called a suit.

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23 Feb 2015 22:52 #40536 by mo
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I've been keeping an eye out for any more good photo manips of Melissa as Supergirl and here's one worth a look:
www.deviantart.com/art/Melissa-Benoist-as-Supergirl-515214257
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01 Mar 2015 20:13 #40693 by mo
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02 Mar 2015 23:35 #40716 by peterso20
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First post in ages, just have to weigh in and say I hope they keep the cape!! It's the most "super" part about the costume - totally crucial in my opinion.

Supergirl must have a cape. End of!
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