The Flash: Supergirl's Origin Teased
What a week for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), insider Grace Randolph from Beyond the Trailer has provided fans with yet another hint pointing towards The Flash. This time it concerns how the origin of Supergirl – played by Sasha Calle – will be extremely similar to the backstory of Superman from the Flashpoint timeline.
For those unfamiliar, 'Flashpoint' was a hugely impactful comic storyline written by acclaimed writer Geoff Johns and pencilled by Andy Kubert which was published back in 2011. The storyline centred around The Flash (Barry Allen) travelling back in time to save his mother from being murdered. These actions then caused a rupture in the whole DC timeline and created the alternate timeline titled the Flashpoint universe.
Within the Flashpoint timeline, many iconic superheroes and supervillains were vastly different from their main universe counterparts including Thomas Wayne being the Batman, Wonder Woman and her Amazon’s at war with Aquaman and his Atlanteans and many more.
But what we are focusing on in this article is the backstory of Superman from the Flashpoint universe and how it could be used for Supergirl’s backstory within The Flash movie.
Yesterday, Grace Randolph tweeted this interesting post…
(via: @GraceRandolph on Twitter)
She then followed up with a couple more tweets and was quoted in saying “This screengrab is from the #Flashpoint comic where they had a really cool take on Superman”. She then followed that up by saying “hint hint HINT re storyline for Supergirl”. If it wasn’t obvious enough, she is clearly relaying to her followers that Sasha Calle’s Supergirl’s origin will indeed be following a similar storyline to Flashpoint Superman’s.
(via: @GraceRandolph on Twitter)
What is Flashpoint Superman's Origin?
As stated earlier, the Flashpoint comic altered many of the iconic DC characters backstories with the Man of Steel being no exception. In this universe, baby Kal-El’s rocket ship landed in the heart of Metropolis instead of Smallville thus leading to his capture by the US government to be used as a super soldier against America’s enemies.
They contained him in harsh environments underground with no access to yellow sunlight causing his powers to develop at a much later date. His imprisonment led to an extremely skinny and frail Kal-El, much different to the one that we are used to see.
Sasha Calle's Supergirl Origin
Considering The Flash is set to be a multiversal story, it could be safe to say that the DCEU Supergirl may be from an alternate earth, especially if what Grace Randolph is saying is true. We do know that she will be teaming up with 2 of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/The Flash (one from the main DCEU continuity and one that is supposedly either someone masquerading as Barry Allen or just Barry Allen from an alternate universe) as revealed by the official teaser for The Flash which you can watch here. So it could be a possibility that The Flash saves Supergirl from the US governments holding cell and recruits her for his new team to aid him throughout the movie.
One thing that is still unknown about Supergirl is which version of the character Sasha Calle will be portraying, is it Kara Zor-El or Lara Lane-Kent? Kara Zor-El is certainly the most known Supergirl amongst fans and casuals alike but the appearance that Supergirl is sporting seems identical to one of the Supergirl’s from the Injustice comics, Lara Lane-Kent.
(via: DC Comics)
Lara Lane-Kent only appeared within the Injustice Comics as a dream and was never actually born, but what we do know is that she was the unborn baby of Lois Lane and Clark Kent who was tragically killed in that fateful day in Metropolis alongside Lois. The costume and look of the DCEU Supergirl and Lara Lane-Kent is uncanny so with a mix of Flashpoint Superman and Lara Lane-Kent from Injustice, me may have our DCEU Supergirl.
The Flash hits theatres worldwide on November 4, 2022
Which version of Supergirl do you think Sasha Calle will be portraying? Are you looking forward to seeing her in the DCEU? Let us know in the comments below.