‘Supergirl’: David Harewood Didn’t Like Playing Cyborg Superman

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Supergirl’s David Harewood, who plays J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, recently admitted that he didn’t enjoy playing Cyborg Superman. Speaking at the Supanova Comic Convention in Australia, Harewood was interviewed by a young fan when he admitted that Cyborg Superman was pretty “boring.”

“I don’t like playing Cyborg Superman. It’s boring. They didn’t really flesh it out, they didn’t really write for the character. They just gave me this rather cheap-looking mask and no costume, and said ‘Okay, you’re Cyborg Superman.’ But it didn’t really pan out – they didn’t really go into why he was a cyborg, how he became a cyborg, what his powers were … it was just kind of randomly calling him ‘Cyborg Superman.’

I was very excited about it at first, but then I very quickly realized that there wasn’t really much to it … so, it’s kind of boring. Whenever I’m walking to my trailer and I see that costume, I just switch off. Because I know it’s going to be a really boring day.”

You can watch the entire interview here. Honestly, Harewood’s reasons are valid. Cyborg Superman didn’t really amount to much and having a talented actor like Harewood, who has been great as Martian Manhunter, play a character that didn’t have much development was underwhelming, to say the least.

If they do bring Cyborg Superman back, hopefully he’ll be more fleshed out, but I’d much rather see Supergirl  further develop J’onn in season three.

Supergirl returns for season three on Monday, October 9 at 8/7c on The CW.

Source: YouTube

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • In Brightest Day

    Yup, he’s 100% right. Huge letdown. Hank Henshaw is a major villain and he was never given a single thing to do.