Published On: Thu, Feb 5th, 2015

‘Supergirl’ TV: Melissa Benoist set with Mehcad Brooks, villain details revealed

CBS and DC Comics are hopeful that Supergirl can be another big hit TV show and now with Glee actress Melissa Benoist set in the main role of Kara Zor-El, the show announced her first “villain.”

“Seeking a very tall and powerful male actor to play the part of Lumberjack, the main villain of the pilot episode” CBS will using a lesser known character to set up the main characters and kick off the show.

According to a report from TV Line, the villain had already faced-off with Superman in the show, and now will get his chance to lay his hands down on his cousin, Supergirl.

The report goes on to describe Lumberjack as a “big, burly monster of a man.” That should give folks an idea of how powerful he is, and the type of actor the show is looking to cast. Rumors are that they are seeking similar look to Games of Thrones star Rory McCann, possibly casting the actor for the role.

Lumberjack is, he made his first appearance in the comic book world in Wonder Woman issue #280 back in 1980.

Raised on Earth by her foster family to be careful with her extraordinary powers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Kara feels un-empowered, a slave to having repressed her innate abilities” but “an unexpected disaster forces her to use her powers in public.”

Mehcad Brooks will play Kara’s love interest in the form of Jimmy Olsen. He’s a photographer who lives and works in National City. In the comics, he has a close relationship with both Lois Lane and Superman.

There could be crossovers with Arrow and The Flash, but this is likely more rumor as Supergirl would have to head over to a completely different network.

Arrow and Flash creator Greg Berlanti is one of the names behind the Supergirl pilot so it could happen.

Supergirl #54 comic book cover

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