NBC’s DC Comics office comedy Powerless apparently has free reign to pick whatever heroes it wants from the vast DC pantheon of heroes. Turns out, what the show’s actually doing, is giving us some of the most obscure characters it can muster, starting with… Crimson Fox?
Yes, the incredibly obscure French member of Justice League Europe (well, technically members — Fox was actually two people, identical twins Vivian and Constance D’Aramis). She’ll make her live-action debut in the comedy, which largely involves the employees of an insurance company in a city populated by DC superheroes. Here’s the first pictures of Crimson Fox in action, which honestly tell us quite a bit about Powerless:
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Firstly, this show is already surpassing The Flash in the level of “wait, what, they’re seriously doing that character!?” hilarity already, which is saying something, considering The Flash counts Gorilla Grodd and King Shark as supporting characters. That’s kind of great, actually, because it means there’s a chance for some of the most obscure and goofy comics characters in DC’s long history now have a chance to show up on a TV series that is befitting of their cheesiness (as much as I love that show, I doubt that The Flash is going to get round to a Matter-Eater Lad cameo any time soon).
Secondly, it seems like there’s going to be way more action in Powerless than many people expected, judging by those shots of Crimson Fox batting away falling rubble. It seems like we’re going to get some pretty elaborate superhero scenes alongside the office comedy shenanigans, which could be pretty cool. We’ll have to wait and see if the execution hits the right mark, but honestly? These set pictures have made me kind of excited to see more.