‘Supergirl‘ has just found its Lucy Lane with Jenna Dewan-Tatum (‘American Horror Story‘,’Witches of East End’) having just joined the cast! It’ll be interesting to see if these leads to any marital problems with her husband Channing Tatum having just officially signed on to play Gambit for Marvel. We know all too well what happens when DC and Marvel fans go head to head. Back to the show though, this is just proof of even more of a tie to a universe that may include Superman down the line either as a guest star or a spin off series.
Lucy is described as “brash, funny and as beautiful as her older sister Lois Lane, Lucy is strong, smart and successful in her own right. She’s got a history with Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and she’s come to town to right a previous wrong. She’ll first appear in the third episode of the show.”
With the comics having Olsen and this particular Lane having a romantic history this could be the lead in to at least one source of ongoing drama in the series. With the pilot having both Jimmy and Supergirl becoming friends this could easily turn into the two women not seeing eye to eye when it comes to Jimmy.
Lucy has shown up on television before though always in shows featuring the Man of Steel such as ‘Superman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,’ and ‘Smallville.’ I’m very curious as to if they’ll use her as a lead in to further bring us to appearances by Kara’s cousin or if they’ll go the recent story line prior to the New 52 which introduced her as Superwoman using a suit that gave her powers. It could be an interesting way to use her on the show if her and Kara are at odds at all.
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‘Supergirl’ will take off on October 26th, 2015 on CBS.