Upcoming Supergirl Episode To Be Based On "For the Man Who Has Everything"

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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.

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  1. I has to include Mongul or Mongal and Black Mercy. I can see Martain Manhunter filling in for Wonder Woman/Batman in the story.

  2. See, this is my thing with this show. They're just doing Superman story lines with Supergirl. She has her own history, you know. I'm a little frustrated we'll never see the story where she gives up her secret identity and quits high school, because she found all the drama to be ridiculous. That was some powerful stuff.

    • Slappappy
    • 27 Posts in 6 Months

    Alan Moore has written some of the best comic book stories of all time but so far the screen plays and adaptations have fallen far short in quality to the extent that Moore and DC seldom speak to each other. Why ruin another Moore story with another bad screenplay? I also read where someone wants to do a feature-length film based on an extended version of Moore's "The Killing Joke". Doesn't anyone appreciate good comics for what they are instead of trying to one-up them with bad screen adaptations?

    • Velkro16
    • 29 Posts in 15 Months

    I need to read this comic. If it is a particularly emotional story I know Melissa will ace it. She always tears it up with her emotional acting.

    • Marqura1
    • 81 Posts in 13 Months

    Slappappy said ... (original post)

    Alan Moore has written some of the best comic book stories of all time but so far the screen plays and adaptations have fallen far short in quality to the extent that Moore and DC seldom speak to each other. Why ruin another Moore story with another bad screenplay? I also read where someone wants to do a feature-length film based on an extended version of Moore's "The Killing Joke". Doesn't anyone appreciate good comics for what they are instead of trying to one-up them with bad screen adaptations?

    I would almost agree with you, if not for Batman: Under the Red Hood. That is still one of my all time fav DC toons.

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