During the Supergirl panel at SDCC, it was announced that DC villain and sometimes hero, Manchester Black, would be coming to the show’s next season played by actor David Ajala,
The character first appeared in the Superman story “What’s so Funny ‘Bout Truth, Justice and the American Way” which is widely considered to be one of the best Superman stories of all time. The story and character were created by Joe Kelly and Doug Mahnke in the books publication in 2001. The character is powerful and psychic and telekinetic who often leads his own team known as The Elite. While their end goals are arguably noble, their more ruthless approach to justice often puts them at odd with the Justice League.
Throughout the character’s appearances, his alignment tends to shift. In some stories he is portrayed as a hero who simply takes things to far while in others as a flat out antagonist. His most recent appearance was in the “Superman Rebirth” imprint, where he attempted to manipulate Superman’s son, Jon, into fighting against his father. Needless to say, it did not go over well for him.
Currently there is no word on what role the character will play in the series. But given the character’s history he could be a one off villain, a reoccurring antagonist, or a hero whose results have Supergirl questioning her own effectiveness as a hero. Only time will tell.
What do you all think of this new character? What will his role be in the upcoming season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The series stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Odette Annable as Samantha Arias / Reign, and newcomer Sam Witwer / Agent Liberty.
Supergirl returns Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
10 Actresses Who Should Play Batwoman In The Arrowverse
It was just revealed that Batwoman herself will make an appearance in the next major Arrow crossover. After including characters like The Flash and Supergirl, Kate Kane herself is swinging into the Arrowverse. The character has been featured in animated DC projects, but she has never appeared in live-action before.
A talented actress is needed to bring such a strong character to life. Batwoman is just as fierce a fighter as her cousin Batman and she has a unique view on the world. An ex-soldier who was raised by her obsessive father, Kate Kane picked up the Batwoman mantle separate from her cousin’s decision to fight crime in Gotham. She has no problem putting herself in harm’s way to protect others and she’s also an intelligent tactician who will challenge Oliver Queen for the top slot in Arrow’s Justice League.
Hit Next to learn more about these 10 actresses who should play Batwoman in the Arrowverse!