Supergirl star 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.’
The Supergirl star also added the following:
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.”
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.