Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) is seemingly not a fan of Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
In a new trailer for next week’s crossover event between “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” Heat Wave, a.k.a. Mick Rory, lets Kara Danvers know that he doesn’t like her superhero name, Supergirl.
“I’m not gonna call you Supergirl. [It’s] stupid,” the heat gun-wielding Legend tells the Kryptonian in the promo clip.
“How did you get the name Heat Wave?” Kara asks him in response.
“I like to light things on fire,” explains Mick.
Heat Wave isn’t the only character who shares a fun dynamic with Kara. During a press event last month, “Supergirl” and “The Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Oliver Queen (Stephen) also have interesting dynamic with the Girl of Steel.
“I think Sara’s got a little crush on her,” Kreisberg said (via Comicbook.com). “[John Diggle], as always ... just when he thinks he’s seen it all, you know? There’s a moment in it where somebody says, ‘This is Supergirl,’ and he’s like, ‘What’s so super about her?’ She just lifts off the ground and Dig’s like, ‘I’m convinced.’”
Oliver, on the other hand, “keeps his distance” from Supergirl, who misinterprets his rather cold welcome. “Part of Oliver’s journey in these episodes is, he’s kind of hit his breaking point with things he’s willing to accept. He’s had Mirakuru soldiers and the Lazarus Pit and magic with Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), but flying aliens who can incinerate you with their eyes is beyond the pale for him. So he sort of keeps his distance, which is a very Oliver thing to do,” Kreisberg explained. “He keeps his distance, and Kara comments, ‘Does he not like me?’ And Barry’s like, ‘No, that’s kind of how he treats everybody.’”
Amell, however, said during the CW superheroes panel at Entertainment Weekly Popfest last month that Oliver’s “standoffish” attitude towards Supergirl “probably means that he’s smitten.”
The four-night crossover event, titled “Invasion!,” airs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.