Kara Encounters a Red Sun for the First Time in New 'Supergirl' Promo
Looking back on CW's superhero TV shows, this whole year has been mind-blowing: the Legends of Tomorrow show debuted, Flashpoint finally happened, and Oliver Queen went back to killing people, just to name a few of the big developments. And after the time-traveling, space-faring, multi-show crossover that was the Invasion! arc, we all had our fill of amazingly convoluted superhero team-ups (for now...). But it looks like Supergirl's adventures in space aren't over—here she is baking under a red sun on what appears to be an alien planet:
Veteran Superman fans will know that most of Superman's powers actually come from Earth's yellow sun, while hanging around under a red sun weakens him, or at least doesn't give him enough energy to use his powers. The same is probably true of Supergirl, so we may be seeing less "super" and more "girl" in the upcoming episode "Supergirl Lives," whose title is a reference to the long-lost Superman film of the same name.
Let's pray Nicolas Cage doesn't make an appearance in this one.
The next episode of Supergirl airs on January 23rd at 8 PM on The CW.