Another iconic Superman villain is heading to National City in the second season of Supergirl. Mark Gibbon (The 100, Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time) has been cast in the role of General Zod on the popular CW series, as Bleeding Cool reported the casting a few days ago which got confirmed by Comicbook.com today. It wasn’t specified what brings Zod to National City other than that he will be in the season finale.
Throughout the two seasons of Supergirl, we have seen several iconic Superman baddies show up like Livewire, Parasite, Non, Silver Banshee, Cyborg Superman, Toyman, Metallo and Mister Mxyzptlk. Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman himself was introduced in the beginning of Season 2 with Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin portraying the Man of Steel. Hoechlin’s Superman, as well as Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant is both set to appear in the season finale which is currently filming in Vancouver, Canada.
This would mark as the second live-action version of Zod on television as he appeared in the ninth season of CW’s Superman prequel, Smallville, where he was played by Callum Blue. Zod appeared earlier in the series, but was portrayed by Michael Rosenbaum when Zod’s spirit took over Lex Luthor’s body that became a vessel for him.
On the big screen, Terrence Stamp first played the role in Superman: The Movie and Superman II with Christopher Reeve as the Last Son of Krypton. The latest cinematic incarnation of the General was in Man of Steel where Michael Shannon played the iconic baddie. Interesting enough, Gibbon actually appeared in the 2013 film where he played a roughneck.
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“IZOMBIE’S” RAHUL KOHLI GUEST STARS – Lena’s (guest star Katie McGarth) ex-boyfriend, Jack Spheer (guest star Rahul Kohli), comes to National City to unveil his big breakthrough in nano-technology, which has the potential to eradicate all diseases. Lena asks Kara to attend Jack’s conference with her for support. When Kara sees Snapper (guest Star Ian Gomez) in attendance she’s inspired to tap back into her reporter skills and questions Jack on his discovery, which ultimately leads to a bigger investigation that puts everyone in danger. Armen V. Kevorkian directed the episode written by Paula Yoo & Caitlin Parrish (#218). Original airdate 4/24/2017.”
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