Supergirl’s Season 2 finale is blowing up with DC favorites, but perhaps most intriguing of all is the appearance of General Zod; too notable a villain for such a fleeting debut. Whatever Superman’s Kryptonian foe is doing on Supergirl, producers tease the finale’s “cameo surprise,” and how Zod will look compared with other interpretations.

Even as Man of Steel star Mark Gibbon’s Zod isn’t necessarily going to serve as Season 3’s villain, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg nonetheless teased the legendary Kryptonian’s arrival with ComicBookResources. We saw some of Zod’s military cohorts in Season 1, yes, but shouldn’t necessarily expect the flowing shirts or black bodysuit of prior live-action interpretations:

I don’t really want to say too much about Zod. How and why it happens is a fun surprise. As far as his costume is concerned, we took a page out of the older, Nazi uniform that he used to wear, which was very cool. That name instantly means something to fans of Superman and Supergirl. It’s a bit of a cameo surprise in the episode.

Elsewhere, we know the May 22 “Nevertheless, She Persisted” finale will feature the return of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman, as well as Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant and Sharon Leal’s Miss Martian. We’ll also find out Rhea (Teri Hatcher)’s true endgame, as well what role Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) might play as a Season 3 regular.

We’ll see how Zod fits into all this (you can find some spoilery set photos around) in the coming weeks, but stay tuned for next week’s “City of Lost Children” in the meantime.

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