Turn Off Your Auto-Correct, Mister Mxyzptlk Is Coming to ‘Supergirl’
Supergirl has already gifted us its spin on a few classic Superman tales, and now another memorable mischief-maker is targeting Kara’s return to National City. Prepare to copy and paste the name “Mister Mxyzptlk” a lot, as the infamously impish villain will make an appearance in Season 2.
ComicBook.com confirmed as much, noting that while neither description nor actor has yet been released, the character will appear in a full two episodes. in the comics, at least, Mxyzptlk hails from the fifth dimension, and often annoys the Man of Steel with his all-powerful pranks until such time as he can be tricked into saying (or writing) his name backwards.
The character has made live-action appearances in the original Superboy, as well as Lois & Clark (played by Howie Mandel), and was most most recently re-imagined in Smallville as a foreign exchange student who could influence the actions of those around him. Given Supergirl’s tendency to embrace comic mythology head-on, we wouldn’t be surprised by a more straight-forward Mister Mxyzptlk.
And hmm … two episodes of Mxyzptlk, you say? Why, that’s oddly reminiscent of a certain two-part musical in store for the back half of Supergirl Season 2. Curiouser, and curiouser.
In any case, Supergirl will return in 2017 after last night’s four-way crossover conclusion, so stay tuned for the latest.