I was pretty sure Kristen Bell wouldn’t be cast as Supergirl, but that didn’t stop me from hoping! Turns out I was right, she won’t be making an appearance on Smallville, as the CW has announced their choice for the role:
Look, up in the sky: it’s a bird, it’s a plane! It’s…Supergirl! This fall, Supergirl will be joining the lineup of burgeoning superheroes and villains in SMALLVILLE.
Laura Vandervoort (The Lookout, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) has been cast as Kara – Clark’s (Tom Welling) 19-year-old cousin.
I don’t know much about her, but I think they made a good choice. She’s young, hot, and Canadian! Okay she’s from Toronto, but still. Her Wikipedia entry is here, and her IMDB profile is here. Her last name has a cool sound to it too, don’t you think?
According to IMDB, the first episode of season seven (titled Bizarro) will air on September 28th. Just over two months to go!
Read: CW Blog
Breaking news Smallville fans! Well, as breaking as news can be in the off-season. The CW announced today that Supergirl will be joining the cast for season 7 (via KryptonSite):
This fall, Supergirl will be joining the lineup of burgeoning superheroes and villains in SMALLVILLE. Supergirl is the latest DC Comics character to join the series that has previously welcomed Martian Manhunter, The Green Arrow, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Brainiac. Casting for the Supergirl role is currently underway.
A character named Kara-El has already made an appearance on Smallville, played by Adrianne Palicki. Fans will know that Kara-El turned out not to be Kryptonian at all. Thus it makes sense that they would look for a different actress to play the real Supergirl aka Kara-El.
My vote is for Kristen Bell! Now that we know Veronica Mars is not returning to The CW next season, Kristen is mostly available, as her only duties will be voicing the unseen narrator of the new show Gossip Girl.
Kristen is young, hot, and has a lot of fans (myself included). I think playing Supergirl would be great for both Kristen and Smallville!
Read: CBS PressExpress