Supergirl EP Discusses Upcoming Superman And Zod Appearances

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If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news pertaining to DC TV shows, then you’re well aware of how each series’ creative minds intend to pull out all the stops in the final stretch of the current season, as is to be expected. That said, it comes as no surprise that Supergirl is of that ilk, especially since it’s really stepped up its game after coming over to The CW.

Now, one of the biggest points of discussion in recent memory pertaining to this particular series is that of Mark Gibbon being cast as General Zod. It’s probably safe to say this was meant to be a surprise, but now that the cat’s out of the bag, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has had no choice but to discuss it in an interview with CBR. And, if you examine his words closely, you may agree with us in saying that it sounds like the character may show up before the finale:

“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.”

Knowing that Zod is putting in an appearance, it makes sense that Tyler Hoechlin return as Superman, too, and Kreisberg made sure to touch on this while also reminding us why his Man of Steel hasn’t been overused:

“He’s incredibly crucial. I love Tyler in the part — he’s so good. It’s a bit of a different interpretation of Superman than you’ve seen. In our show, Superman has been [a superhero] for a decade, and he’s pretty comfortable with being Superman. A lot of interpretations are of him getting his start, at the beginning. For us, he’s so comfortable in the role, but the show is called ‘Supergirl,’ so our Superman is here in service of Supergirl. He’s her family. He’s her conscience. He’s her mentor.

“There’s also some very cool scenes between the two of them. As for wanting him to come back, we would have him back all the time, but the show is called ‘Supergirl.’ You really want it to be about her. Our partners at DC and Warner Brothers have been very generous to us, letting us have that character appear on our show. We’re grateful for every opportunity we get.”

Another snippet from the discussion that caught our eye was one that not only spoke of returning characters such as Cat Grant and Miss Martian, but also of season 3’s big bad being teased and, from the sound of it, it may not end up being Zod:

“We have amazing guest stars in the finale. We are bringing back people we’ve had all season. We have Calista Flockhart coming back. In the last two episodes, we have Lynda Carter returning as the President, Sharon Leal is coming back as M’gann. Obviously, there’s Tyler as Superman. These are some of the biggest episodes we’ve ever done. We’re so proud of Teri Hatcher, and so amazed she’s on our show and killing it as Rhea. There is a feature film quality finale, with huge guest stars, stunts and visual effects. We will get a glimpse of the Season 3 villain in the finale, which we’re also excited about.”

Supergirl airs on Monday nights on The CW.

Source: CBR


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