Mon-El is getting a new look when Supergirl returns.
The CW has released the best look yet at Mon-El’s new, much more comics accurate costume, as worn by actor Chris Wood.
Take a look below:
Mon-El’s new look closely resembles his red and blue costume from the DC Comics Universe, where he is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The Legion has also appeared on Supergirl, though they’ve been reluctant to do anything that could change what for them are historical events.
Wood’s Mon-El costume also closely resembles Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman costume from Supergirl, though his red and blue costume and cape color scheme is inverted. Mon-El even has what looks like chest shield shape on his costume. This is likely a reference to Mon-El’s Daxamite heritage. Daxamites are descended from Kryptonian settlers on the planet Daxam who interbred with the planet’s native people.
In the Arrowverse, Daxam was destroyed by debris that was thrown through space during Krypton’s destruction. Mon-El, the Daxam prince, was placed in a pod and sent to Earth, where he was taken into custody by the DEO. He escaped and began adjusting to life on Earth, at first becoming a loan enforcer, but has since rediscovered the heroic spirit, which the new costume seems to outwardly symbolize.
Mon-El’s new costume will first appear in the April 23rd episode of Supergirl, “In Search of Lost Time.” The synopsis for the episode reads, “M'yrnn inadvertently causes psychic disturbances at the DEO; Supergirl must work with J'onn to contain the chaos; Mon-El begins training Kara in fighting techniques he's learned in the future.”
Supergirl is returning to finish out its third season. The CW has already renewed the DC Entertainment series, which exists in the same shared multiverse of shows as Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, for its fourth season. That all of these shows will remain on the air next season means fans will likely be treated to another Arrowverse crossover, which opens up a lot of possibilities.6comments
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Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET The CW.