It seems like Supergirl show leaks and information has been flowing pretty regularly lately. I suppose nuggets of information like this build up excitement and anticipation for the show. And I, for one, love them.
And the blurb: Do you have any scoop on the upcoming Supergirl TV Show? –SuperSurfSurf Kara Danvers née Zor-El will have her work cut out for her from the
get-go, seeing as her adversary in the series pilot will be the DC
Comics baddie Lumberjack. To that end, the CBS freshman is seeking a
hulk akin to “Rory McCann, the 6-foot-6 actor from Game of Thrones”
to play this “big, burly monster of a man, who has battled Kara’s
cousin” — that’d be you-know-who — “in the past” and shows up to
ascertain her level of power, on behalf of an unseen superior.
I don't have Wonder Woman #268, apparently the only issue in which The Lumberjack appears. I suppose I will try to find it prior to the show. But he seems like he'd be cannon fodder for a Kryptonian.
Now it seems as if most people are jumping on the fact that Superman is indirectly mentioned meaning he exists in this universe. I don't know why that seems to be surprising people. It is clear he won't be appearing on the show. But his existence is crucial to defining Supergirl and who she is.
For me, the bigger line was that an unseen superior is getting a measure of Kara. It would be easy to think it is Lex Luthor. But I figure the creative team wants to be linked but not handcuffed to Superman. And given Luthor is going to be on the big screen, it is very unlikely.
I also wondered about announced characters - like Hank Henshaw, who in the comics historically was the Cyborg Superman.
But I hope they make the big bad in this first season a Supergirl specific villain. And so I think it is going to be some version of Blackstarr. She can be a scientific genius. She could even be warped to be a bit more mystical.