The classic Superman story "For the Man Who Has Everything," published in Superman Annual #11 from the Watchmen creative team of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, will be the inspiration for an upcoming episode of Supergirl, producers revealed today at the Television Critics Association.
"Episode 13 is based on one of my favourite Superman stories, 'For the Man Who Has Everything,'" said Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. "It's called 'For the Girl Who Has Everything,' and she wakes up on Krypton in this fantasy that nothing ever happened. I've literally been pitching this from this first episode!"
While it wasn't specified, it seems likely this is why the series recently cast a young Kal-El. In the context of the show, it was a confusing move, since Supergirl was an infant when he left Krypton, and was fully-grown by the time Kara ever arrived on Earth as a teen.
The story, which sees Superman put to sleep with an alien plant that makes him imagine his fondest desires have been met, was previously adapted as the second episode of Justice League Unlimited. In the comics, Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman play key roles, and the villain is Mongul. It's not clear whether any other heroes -- such as J'Onn J'Onzz -- might play a similar role in the Supergirl episode, or who the villain might be.