‘Supergirl’ Confirms Superman Baddie Metallo for Season 2
Supergirl has an understandable habit of introducing characters once or twice removed from the core Superman cast, but the arrival of the big guy himself will bring another notable DC name. Season 2 confirms that Metallo will square off against Supergirl and her cousin, as played by Frederick Schmidt.
Many had previously observed Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman squaring off against a Metallo-looking baddie on the Vancouver set, though Entertainment Weekly finally confirmed the cyborg villain would guest in the early episodes. So reads the description of Schmidt’s version, which follows Brian Austin Green’s live-action Metallo in Smallville:
When international assassin John Corben is badly injured after taking on both Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), he is reborn by a shadow organization into the Kryptonite-powered supervillain Metallo.
Elsewhere, in addition to the introduction of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman, Lynda Carter’s POTUS, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Supergirl Season 2 has cast several notable roles that include Cat Grant’s pseudo-replacement Snapper Carr, Sharon Leal as Miss Martian and Chris Wood as pod occupant Mon-El. Still unknown is if Supergirl Season 2 will introduce Superboy, or how the Maiden of Might ends up in a musical, or that epic four-way superhero crossover.
Supergirl has plenty other questions to answer on the road to Season 2's October 10 premiere, but what do we make of the latest look?