Tonight’s episode of Supergirl will see the first live-action appearance of DC Comics superhero Miss Martian. We will also meet Wonder Woman icon Lynda Carter in the role of the POTUS, and The CW has released 2 new clips introducing both characters.
Since he always assumed he was the last of his kind, J'onn J'onzz (David Harewood) will be in for a big whopping surprise when he comes across M'gann M'orzz, aka Miss Martian (Sharon Leal). In the clip below, our Martian hero doesn’t recognize who she is, although he's got a nagging feeling that he may know her somehow (doesn't that bug you when that happens?). Maybe it’s the human guise? On the other hand, it’s pretty clear that she knows him.
In the pages of the comic books, Miss Martian was a member of the Teen Titans and possessed powers similar to that of Martian Manhunter, including the power of flight, superhuman strength, telepathic and telekinetic abilities and, of course, shapeshifting abilities. She was even introduced as the Martian Manhunter’s niece in the animated series Young Justice, but I’m guessing the Arrowverse will put its own spin on the character.
The second clip sees President Olivia Marsdin (Carter) visiting the DEO and discussing her plans for the Alien Amnesty Act, but J’onn J’onzz ain't so sure that that's a good thing ... while Kara (Melissa Benoist) is already in full-on reporter mode.
“Welcome to Earth” - An attack is made on the President (guest star Lynda Carter) as hot-button, alien vs. human rights issues heat up in National City. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO are assigned to protect the President and bring in the responsible party. Alex (Chyler Leigh) teams up with Detective Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) to investigate the case while Kara searches for a recently escaped Mon-El (Chris Wood), who she fears may be the alien behind the assault.