Nicole Maines will play Nia Nal, aka Dreamer when 'Supergirl' returns for its fourth season.
The CW's Arrowverse is about to make history once more in the fourth season of 'Supergirl', as transgender activist Nicole Maines steps onto the show in the role of Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. This means the show will feature television's first transgender superhero, and she's not the only new member of the cast set to make a splash.
Nicole Maines makes her 'Supergirl' debut in season 4
Nia is described as being "a soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others," and someone who will go on a "journey this season" which "means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer". Bringing such a character onboard furthers the inclusivity that the Arrowverse is renowned for, and will see Maines pave the way for other transgender artists like her to tackle roles such as this in the future.
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The actress released a statement via her Twitter account.
There has been a wave of allegations in Hollywood and the entertainment industry over the past few weeks, with many powerful men accused of anything from sexual harassment to sexual assault by a huge number of both women and men. Some of the biggest names accused include Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, whilst 'Supergirl' series showrunner Andrew Kreisberg recently accused of sexual harassment by a number of women.
Melissa Benoist has spoken out about Hollywood's latest major scandal
Having served on all of The CW's DC superhero shows - which also include 'Arrow', 'The Flash' and 'Legends of Tomorrow' - Warner Bros. made the decision to suspend Kreisberg whilst the accusations against him are investigated. They include kissing women without their permission and demanding massages from female staff.
Kara Danvers will experience her biggest internal struggles to-date.
Melissa Benoist has undoubtedly made the role of Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl in the CW series her own. With writers able to weave both her personal life and that of her being a superhero together on the show successfully, we could be about to see the balance shift, as Kara struggles with her identity.
Could we be seeing less of Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers in season 3?
As the third season inches ever-closer, more information surrounding what we should expect from the batch of new episodes is being revealed, with Benoist herself promising some inner turmoil for her titular character.
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The relationship the pair share is something fans have fallen in love with.
Without a doubt, the friendship shared between Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) in the second season of The CW series 'Supergirl' was one of the most talked-about aspects of the show. That doesn't look to be something that will be slowed down moving forward, but things could be about to change in a big way.
Melissa Benoist stars in the titular role as Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl
With just under two months to go until the series makes its return, more information is coming out about the series and what we should expect from its third outing, and when a fan pressed someone who works behind-the-scenes on the show for more information about Kara and Lena, we got a little bit of a tease for what's to come.
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Who'll be causing chaos for Kara?
Though it originally started out as CBS' staple superhero series, 'Supergirl' took a trip to The CW following its first season when it failed to rack up the sort of viewers that CBS would have liked, joining the likes of 'Arrow', 'The Flash' and 'Legends of Tomorrow' when it arrived. Now as a fully-fledged member of the Arrowverse, it's enjoying ample success throughout its second season and has already been confirmed to return for a third later this year.
'Supergirl' will return for a third season later this year on The CW
Melissa Benoist takes on the titular role as Supergirl, otherwise known as Kara Zor-El, with Mehcad Brooks and Chyler Leigh joining her on the cast in the roles of James Olsen and Alex Danvers respectively. Fans were also hugely excited this season to see the introduction of Teri Hatcher as the villainous Rhea. Hatcher had of course in the past played Lois Lane in 'The New Adventures of Superman' and Ella Lane in an episode of 'Smallville'. It seems the DC Universe is one she cannot - or one she does not want to escape.
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The third time's a charm for Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, who previously teamed for the true life adventures Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, both films that spent too much time glorifying rah-rah heroism to properly tell their stories. But this dramatic thriller, which recounts the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, is a startlingly visceral experience, allowing for a lot more humanity in the characters. Which actually makes them feel both more honest and more heroic.
Wahlberg plays Tommy, a street cop who feels like no one notices that he's rather good at his job. When two brothers (Alex Wolff and Themo Melikidze) explode bombs at the marathon's finish line, Tommy leaps in to help the injured. And due to his local knowledge, he also helps advise FBI investigator Richard (Kevin Bacon), who is working with the local police commissioner (John Goodman). As the frantic manhunt for the bombers extends over the following days, Tommy's wife (Michelle Monaghan) tries to get him to rest, but he pushes on. And with the whole city helping the cops, the brothers are eventually chased into the neighbourhood of beat cop Jeffrey (J.K. Simmons) for an intense showdown.
This film manages to get the balance right between gritty action and inspiring heroics. Berg mixes documentary footage in seamlessly, grounding everything in reality, and he lets the actors draw out the flaws in these real-life people. This makes them much easier to identify with, which in turn makes the action sequences that much more involving. There's a shootout in here that is perhaps one of the most outrageous ones ever put on film, even more remarkable because it's true. And while Wahlberg is the only character who gets some proper depth, he plays Tommy beautifully, bouncing off everyone else in ways that add meaning and energy to the film.
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The couple met on the set of ‘Glee’ in 2012.
According to TMZ, Benoist cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and doesn't want the courts to give either party spousal support. The couple have no children together.
Melissa Benoist has reportedly filled for divorce from husband Blake Jenner
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Melissa Benoist - The CW Network's 2016 Upfront - Arrivals - NY, New York, United States - Thursday 19th May 2016
'Worlds Finest' join the two young heroes together for the first time.
Sure, 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' had a massive weekend opening, but that didn't stop critics from lambasting everything about it. Fortunately, the DC world has redeemed itself with a more critically approved crossover on the small screen as The CW's The Flash and CBS' Supergirl team up on the latter show episode 'Worlds Finest'.
Supergirl and The Flash team up for the first time in crossover show
Critics seem to much prefer this pairing to Zack Snyder's blockbuster and for good reason. It saw Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) meet a new ally in the shape of Barry Allen or The Flash (Grant Gustin) on the first season episode of 'Supergirl' entitled 'Worlds Finest', which aired yesterday (March 28th 2016) crossing over both super-universes and cable networks.
Melissa Benoist - Celebrities attend 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles 'Supergirl' at The Dolby Theater. at The Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 14th March 2016
View - Melissa Benoist get into character while filming new scenes for her hit show "Supergirl" with special guest Grant Gustin as Flash for the special episode. Calista Flockhart was also seen on set in Los Angeles and was being saved by the 2 heroes as she gets hassled by 2 villains. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Supergirl has struck - let's meet the main people in her extraordinary life.
'Supergirl' finally premiered on CBS last night (October 26th 2015) and with it we were introduced to the main cast; reviving characters from the original DC comics as well as unveiling new additions to the ever growing superhero world. We learn that Supergirl is the cousin of Superman, similarly now working for the media, who also now has an adopted family and a desire to bring her powers to the surface.
'Supergirl? Not... Superwoman?'
Of course, last night's Pilot also saw the introduction of some new villains, namely Vartox who's known in the comics as the nemesis of both Superman and Power Girl (a later incarnation of Supergirl), and Astra; the twin sister of Kara's mother Alura who's determined to seek revenge on the latter, kill Kara and rule the world. So who else is about to have a massive impact on Kara's life?
Melissa Benoist - 'Supergirl' star Melissa Benoist at the Empire State Building in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 26th October 2015
Superman's cousin hits the small screen with Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.
Feminist comic book fans have been saying all along that there needs to be more female superheroes brought to screen, and now that desire comes to fruition tonight as 'Supergirl' flies on to our television screens for the first time.
Melissa Benoist stars as brand new TV icon 'Supergirl'
Melissa Benoist plays Kara Danvers (real name Kara Zor-El); the Kryptonian cousin of Superman who possesses much of the same abilities but in a smaller and more adorable package. Benoist is best known for starring in 'Glee', and it is alongside 'Glee''s creator Ali Adler that 'Supergirl' is produced, also bringing together Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg of 'The Flash' and 'Arrow'.
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Melissa Benoist and Gabriel Chavarria - Supergirl Melissa Benoist spotted acting drunk in the streets of downtown Los Angeles for her new movie "Low Riders" with co star Gabriel Chavarria. The film also stars Eva Longoria and Lily Collins. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 12th June 2015
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