- The “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist attended San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday with her CW costars.
- During the show’s panel, a new photo and a trailer for season five were released, showing Supergirl’s new suit that has pants instead of a skirt.
- Fans on Twitter applauded the “fierce,” “powerful,” and “practical” appearance.
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The “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist wears pants in the first official photo and a new trailer for the CW show’s upcoming season, and fans are praising the new look.
Benoist, who stars as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, was at San Diego Comic-Con for the series’ panel on Saturday with her costars Jesse Rath (Brainiac-5), Katie McGrath (Lena Luthor), Nicole Maines (Nia Nal/Dreamer), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen/Guardian), Andrea Brooks (Eve Teschmacher), Azie Tesfai (Kelly Olsen), David Harewood (J’onn J’onzz), and Jon Cryer (Lex Luthor).
At the event, fans got an official look at Benoist’s superhero-suit upgrade. Since season one premiered in 2015, the actress has worn a skirt and tights. On the upcoming season, Supergirl will ditch her classic look for navy pants. She’ll also be rocking bangs.
Here’s the first photo of the new outfit:
Fans on Twitter were thrilled to see the new costume. Many applauded the “fierce,” “powerful,” and “practical” appearance.
IT'S WHAT SHE DESERVES
— Adam ????️???? (@abnormallyadam) July 21, 2019
So solid, so powerful.
— Andrea (@lenaalxthor) July 21, 2019
SHE LOOKS BETTER THAN EVER! ????????
— ???????????????? ⎊ | ???????????????????????? (@starkdeckerstar) July 21, 2019
I dig the new suit.
— Ryan Thomas Riddle ????️???? ???????? (@ryantriddle) July 21, 2019
I love the fierce and determined look.
— Orion9 (@realOrion9) July 21, 2019
Love the new suit! Looks awesome & empowering! Very excited for season 5!
— WelshDragon #IStandWithMelissa (@WelshdragonU) July 21, 2019
SUPERGIRL WITH PANTS IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED.
— Jase ???? (@Jaselant) July 20, 2019
Personally I thought the skirt looked impractical for fighting.
— Captain Jeff W (Starfleet) (@Jeffmw) July 22, 2019
Others couldn’t get enough of the cast’s support of the suit upgrade, noting that the stars have been chanting “Pants! Pants! Pants!” during recent interviews.
— ExtraTV (@extratv) July 20, 2019
Loved every chant. You look amazing in both costumes but I'm glad that you got the costume you wanted.
— Laura (@paisley80) July 21, 2019
Melissa being super excited about the pants last season and her new pants is cut e#Supergirl
— ???? (@CmndrLex) July 21, 2019
— Shanice Ennis (@ShaniceEnnis) July 21, 2019
Interviewer: "Let's talk about the new suit"
Supergirl Cast: "PANTS, PANTS, PANTS, PANTS!!!"
— Karol (@ddlscorp) July 21, 2019
Melissa said many many many many times that she loves the new pants and the entire cast keeps chanting pants everywhere they go. #supergirl
— A queer desi (@AQueerDesi) July 21, 2019
“I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Frankly, logistically, when we went to Vancouver, it was much colder than Los Angeles, so the skirt wasn’t really practical,” she said, referring to where the season was filmed. “But more than that, like, just the evolution of Kara – it just feels appropriate, like it’s time.”
Benoist added: “She’s become more adult. I’ve kind of grown up with her. And yeah, it just feels right.”
The actress also said that the new suit has greater flexibility and called it “so comfortable” and “really empowering.”
Season five of “Supergirl” premieres on the CW on Sunday, October 6, at 9 p.m. ET.
You can watch the season five trailer, which shows off Supergirl’s new look, below.
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