Melissa Benoist as Supergirl: First Look!

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... our very first look at Melissa Benoist the iconic role of Supergirl!

CBS has unveiled the first two photos of the former Glee star as this beloved superhero, as Benoist is donning a costume made by three-time Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood.

"I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today," Atwood says of the look she was going for.

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
Supergirl Photo

The Supergirl pilot will come from the team of Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg.

It will tell the tale of Kara Zor-El, who was born on Kypton and who has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin ever since arriving on Earth.

However, at age 24, she decides it’s time to embrace her impressive abilities and become the hero she was destined to be.

Among those who have also been tapped for the pilot are Chyler Leigh, David Harewood and Calista Flockhart.

What do you think of the Supergirl costume?

Should we just go ahead and add Benoist to this list?

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