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Things We Saw Today: Our First Look at Supergirl Season Five.

Those pants are looking awesome, Kara.

Nicole Maines as Dreamer

It’s September, which means we can officially say the girl of steel is back on our screens next month! The CW has released photos from the season premiere, entitled “Event Horizon.” The new pics showcase Brainy and J’onn looking pretty worried alongside Kara, Nia, and Alex looking as badass as usual—and also, Kara is rocking the pants in her new super suit.

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Melissa Benois as Kara Zor-El. But do those pants have pockets?

Jesse Rath as Brainiac V, a.k.a. Brainy.

Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers

David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz

In other Supergirl news, iZombie fave Rahl Kohli will be back in National City this season, according to his twitter.

Kohli’s character Jack Spheer showed up last as an ex of Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) and seemed to die at the end of that episode, but when has a little thing like death ever stopped a CW guest star from returning? Jack was an inventor who was eventually killed by his own nanobots, so his return fits in well with season five’s focus on the dangers of technology.

Finishing out things with a different DC character … did you know that Joker isn’t Joaquin Phoenix’s first foray into the DC comics world? The ever-resourceful people of twitter unearthed on of his earliest roles as “Billy Hercules” on the ancient Superboy TV series. Yes it’s real, but we think it’s a dream sequence. Or we hope so?

Elsewhere on the internet:

  • Please watch Watch Wall-E meet BB-8 as DragonCon.

  • Sean Penn was just … smoking on a plane, apparently. (Jim Beaver on Twitter)
  • A cookie artist is bringing conversations about Asian American heritage to the table. (via NPR)
  • All those Greek and Roman statues we know so well were probably not as white as we think. (via Vice)
  • And even if you haven’t had time to watch the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, you can enjoy these Fizzigig singing the songs of Thra:

Have a great Labor Day!

(images: Dean Buscher/The CW)

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Jessica Mason (she/her) is a writer based in Portland, Oregon with a focus on fandom, queer representation, and amazing women in film and television. She's a trained lawyer and opera singer as well as a mom and author.

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