While promoting the film, Benoist spoke to The Know about playing Supergirl on the CW, including hopes for a third season.
"I really hope there's a Season 3, and I have a good feeling about it," Benoist said. "I don't see why we wouldn't. We've been having such a great time on Season 2 and have found a lot of traction with our stories and our voices. I think it fits in so well with The Flash and Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. For the rest of this season (which debuted in October), what the writers have been doing really well is relating the show to a lot of things going on in our country right now and bringing up issues of equality. So I appreciate how every single character on our show just stands up for loving each other and sticking together, no matter where you come from, whatever your skin color, species, planet or sexuality — whatever it is, it doesn't matter. You deserve love and can stand up for what's right. So you'll see a lot more of that."
Benoist also touched on her interpretation of Supergirl and the character's role in popular culture.
"I feel very fortunate in that I've gotten to do a lot of the things that I imagine I'd want to do playing this character," Benoist said. "I love the way they're going with how independent she is and how she just continues to get stronger and stronger. I love when a superhero is faced with a moral dilemma and they don't know what the right decision is. I'd love to see more stories like that, and I think she'll have them. I mean, Supergirl is very staunch about what she believes in, but it might not be for the greater good."
Finally, Benoist compared the DC TV Universe to the DC Extended Universe of films and whether the lightheartedness to the former would begin to infect the later, or if some of the darkness of the DC movies would seep into the TV shows.
"I think so. Ezra Miller's Flash is bringing humor and quirkiness, and the DC TV universe has had to grapple with some pretty dark, emotional storylines on Arrow. I do think it's inevitable that we all start to reflect each other. But I do love how positive and uplifting Supergirl's character is and I don't think she will change too drastically from that because in essence, that's just who she is."0comments
Supergirl returns to the CW on Monday, Jan. 23.