Aside from the Girl of Steel herself, Supergirl has introduced us to a fair few aliens since launching back in 2015. However, while the likes of J’onn J’onzz and the White Martians have impressed, most of them have been humanoid in appearance. Now, that looks set to change in Kevin Smith’s upcoming episode of The CW series, which is titled “Supergirl Lives.”
Identified as Maaldorians, they’re certainly pretty interesting looking (see the photo below), but it’s important to note that they don’t hail from the comic books. As such, we have absolutely no idea what to expect from this lot and before getting too excited about what they’ll be up to, we should note that they may only have a very minor role in Supergirl. Although, with the episode set to take place in an alien fight club of sorts, we’ll probably see them head into battle against Kara Danvers and Mon-El.
For more, here’s the official synopsis:
Kara (Melissa Benoist) is moved by the story of a missing woman named Izzy (guest star Harley Quinn Smith) and decides to investigate despite Snapper Carr’s (guest star Ian Gomez) order to leave it alone. Kara takes Mon-El (Chris Wood) with her to the last place Izzy was seen and the duo find themselves thrust through a portal to another planet, Slaver’s Moon, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves. The leader of the trafficking ring is none other than Roulette (guest star Dichen Lachman).
To make matters worse, Slaver’s Moon has a red sun, which means Kara and Mon-El are stripped of their powers and stuck on the planet with no way home. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Alex (Chyler Leigh) blames herself for Kara’s disappearance, fearing she’s become too focused on her new relationship with Maggie (guest star Floriana Lima) and too complacent in watching out for her sister. Kevin Smith directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Eric Carrasco & Jess Kardos.
The fact that Smith is taking the helm of this episode is great news, especially after his stellar work on The Flash last year. Considering the fact that the filmmaker has some history with the Man of Steel, after penning the screenplay for the scrapped Superman Lives movie a number of years ago, seeing him get another chance of sorts with Supergirl should be a lot of fun for fans and we’ve no doubt it’ll result in another must-watch episode.