Could Superboy Be Coming to Supergirl?

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During a Q&A with reporters ahead of last night's much-anticipated Supergirl crossover with The Flash, showrunners said that the secrets of the Cadmus Project will have to wait until Season Two to be revealed -- but they wouldn't rule out the appearance of Cadmus characters, including Superboy.

Cadmus was referenced -- but not seen -- in last week's episode of Supergirl, titled "Manhunter." The episode set both Alex Danvers and Martian Manhunter on a quest to find Cadmus and rescue Jeremiah Danvers, who they believe is being held there.

“We can’t speak to that,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said when asked about Superboy. “You’re not going to see Cadmus this season. It’ll be something that gets saved for season 2....It’s definitely something that we’re going to pursue. Cadmus has such a rich history in the comics and the animated shows. There’s so much there to mine. It’ll definitely be part of season 2.”

In the comics, the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths Superboy first appeared in The Adventures of Superman #500, following the Death of Superman storyline. Cloned from Cadmus Director Paul Westfield's DNA and the electromagnetic aura that gave Superman his invulnerability, Superboy (who would later take the name Conner Kent) escaped from Cadmus halfway through a rapid-aging and education process, was a hot-headed and glory-hungry take on the Boy of Steel.

Previous TV iterations of Superboy have never focused on the Cadmus-created version. Instead, both The Adventures of Superboy and Smallville told the tales of a young Clark Kent before he adopted the "Superman" name.

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    • DarkWater
    • 834 Posts in 14 Months

    I personally hope Galatea will be at Cadmus Labs. I know she was only in the Justice League animated series, but she was a villain of Supergirl's and could work on this show too.

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 18 Months

    I hope not, CBS will just ruin the character, anyway would of loved to see Superboy, Steel, Eradicator, Cyborg Superman after a Death of Superman feature film. Of course that wont ever happen now, but anyway please no to Superboy on that Supergirl TV show, I doubt he'd even be Superboy but in name only...

    What would be awesome is a live-action TV series, now that would be incredible or the very least bring back the animated show, Netflix should bring back a new season or Yahoo/Amazon? Everyone loves that show, that's how you make a DC show. ;)

    • RJW
    • 392 Posts in 16 Months

    _L0Bo_ said ... (original post)

    I hope not, CBS will just ruin the character, anyway would of loved to see Superboy, Steel, Eradicator, Cyborg Superman after a Death of Superman feature film, of course taht wont ever happen now, but anyway please no to Superboy on taht Supergirl TV show, I doubt he'd even be Superboy but in name only...

    How many times do you have to read that a film isn't a good medium for that story. I'd love to see Superboy on Supergirl. The show is getting good and on TV he can get a lot of development.

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 18 Months

    RJW said ... (original post)

    How many times do you have to read that a film isn't a good medium for that story. I'd love to see Superboy on Supergirl. The show is getting good and on TV he can get a lot of development.

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    How can you say the Supergirl TV show is any good? That's like saying Batman & Robin movie was a great film? Its a horrible adaption of DC characters, only decent thing in it is Manhunter and Maxwell Lord maybe. I think its made for 5 to 12 year olds? 

    I do agree Superboy would be good on TV just not on that show.

    • RJW
    • 392 Posts in 16 Months

    _L0Bo_ said ... (original post)

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    How can you say the Supergirl TV show is any good? That's like saying Batman & Robin movie was a great film? Its a horrible adaption of DC characters, only decent thing in it is Manhunter and Maxwell Lord maybe. I think its made for 5 to 12 year olds? 

    I do agree Superboy would be good on TV just not on that show.

    It's nowhere near as bad as Batman and Robin. I like the show because how upbeat and fun it is. The performance from Melissa Benoist is wonderful. I don't care if the show is made for kids. The emotions are really starting to land for me as the show is finding its footing.Why do you think Doomsday is some great villain or The Death of Superman is some epic storyline on par with LOTR? Even if you include Funeral for a Friend and The Return of Superman, it doesn't have near that sort of scope.

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