There has been so much news and leaks from the Supergirl TV show that I am drowning in optimism. From seeing director Glen Winter with Supergirl movie director Jeannot Szwarc, to hearing Winter say he believes a girl can fly, to Geoff Johns talking about an iconic shot he witnessed, everything has been tantalizing! Just what publicity should do.
I don't watch the Mentalist so can't comment on him there. And I did watch Extant but can't place his character there either.
He certainly looks rugged enough to be Vartox. But all the links describe Vartox as a villain.
I never fully subscribed to Vartox as a bad guy. He was sort of the Superman for his world before all sort of tragedy struck him.
I can imagine him being some sort of pheromone powered alien Lothario. This will give the producers an excuse to put him in something akin to his comic book costume.
But with him being listed as a villain, I am beginning to see a pattern in these casting and character announcements. All of the villains are aliens!
I wonder if the running story for the season is going to be Kara dealing with an undercover alien invasion of Earth. Or an extra-terrestrial cabal trying to control the planet.
I have wholeheartedly jumped on Count Drunkula's guess that The Commander is going to be Commander Blanx.
He'll be the head of this alien organization.
And we already heard in leaked Lumberjack audition tapes that the Lumberjack is an alien as well, someone with three hearts, someone where on 'his planet' women know their place.
With this idea of aliens being the set up for bad guys I wondered who else we might see.
Or Byth as a shape changer?
Maybe a Naltorian who can predict Supergirl's actions?
And all this will dovetail into Hank Henshaw feeling that humans are outmatched by these visitors from other planets. He'll start to distrust them all. And he'll feel that he needs to improve himself to combat them ... slowly becoming a cyborg super man.