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Owain Yeoman cast as Vartox in Supergirl

20 March 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Kara Zor-El won’t be the only superhero appearing in CBS’ upcoming DC series Supergirl, with io9 reporting that Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist) has signed on to play the character of Sean Connery lookalike Vartox, a character who made his first appearance in Superman #281 back in 1974.

See Also: Supergirl to use the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Daily Planet set?

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) joined in the cast by Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart »

- Gary Collinson

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Did 'Supergirl' Cast 'Mentalist' Star as Villain Vartox?

19 March 2015 7:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has only been a few weeks since production started on CBS' Supergirl, but the cast continues to grow. Ever since principal photography began, the show has added Malina Weissman as a younger version of Melissa Benoist's Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Kara Danvers, and Faran Tahir as The Commander, a military expert on aliens who tries to hunt down Kara. Today we have word from io9 that Owain Yeoman has signed on to play DC Comics character Vartox.

Vartox was created in 1974 by Cary Bates and Curt Swann, who has been portrayed as both a friend and enemy to Superman in the DC Comics. Most of his comic book appearances have come alongside Superman, so this could be yet another hint that the Man of Steel will have some sort of role in Supergirl. Vartox is just as powerful as Superman, but he can change his physical appearance at will. »

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Has "Supergirl" Cast The Villain Vartox?

19 March 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Owain Yeoman ("Extant," "The Mentalist") has reportedly signed on to play DC Comics character Vartox in the upcoming TV series based on the "Supergirl" comics at CBS.

In the comics, Vartox has been primarily involved in adventures with Superman rather than Supergirl, and has been both a friend and enemy. He has the ability to change his physical appearance at will, and is said to be just as powerful as Superman.

Production began a few weeks ago on the project which boasts a cast that includes Melissa Benoist (Kara Zor-El), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen), Laura Benanti (Alura Zor-El), Faran Tahir (The Commander), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), Jeremy Jordan (Winslow Schott), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw), Malina Weissman (young Kara Zor-El), Dean Cain and Helen Slater.

Source: io9 »

- Garth Franklin

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Hyper Powered Villain 'Vartox' Reportedly Cast In Supergirl TV Series

19 March 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It looks like Melissa Benoist's Supergirl has another foe in her upcoming TV series as io9 reports that The Mentalist and Extant star Owain Yeoman has been cast as Vartox in the DC Comics adaptation. In the comic books, he's as powerful as Superman and can change his appearance at will. He once battled Power Girl in a bid to get her to help him repopulate his planet. However, "The New 52" has portrayed him as a sports broadcaster, and that seems like a more likely option in this series. The cast of Supergirl also includes Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alexandra “Alex” Danvers), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw), Faran Tahir (The Commander), Malina Weissman (Young Kara), Dean Cain and Helen Slater. Thoughts on the casting? »

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Supergirl to use the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Daily Planet set?

17 March 2015 2:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Okay, so this could be a story of rampant speculation, but it could be a fun little Easter Egg for us fans.

Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg, who is deep into the pilot episode of Supergirl for CBS, tweeted out a photo from the Warner Bros. back lot that indicates that they will be using a rather familiar location to fans of Superman. The set? The Daily Planet exterior from the much-maligned 90s TV show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Check out the tweet below:

Morning at the WB lot! #Supergirl pic.twitter.com/JZeioRy8Kp

Andrew Kreisberg (@AJKreisberg) March 16, 2015

Pretty familiar right? Check out the photos below from Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman:

As we said, this is nothing but speculation at this point. But knowing how the team behind Arrow and The Flash work with their Easter Eggs, it wouldn’t be that unlikely »

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Helen Slater and Dean Cain’s roles in Supergirl revealed?

15 March 2015 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was rather exciting fan news when it was announced that former Supergirl Helen Slater and former Superman Dean Cain had joined the cast of CBS’s Supergirl, which will see Melissa Benoist take on the role of Kara Zor-El.

Slater and Cain were announced as joining the cast, but it was not revealed who they would be playing. But those keen eyes at KryptonSite have noted that the show’s IMDb page has listed the actors as playing Fred and Sylvia Danvers, the adoptive parents of Kara.

Of course, this is not an official bit of news as IMDb is often user controlled and can get things wrong. However, Supergirl is being produced by Greg Berlanti, who is also the showrunner on The Flash, which has seen original The Flash star John Wesley Shipp come onto the show as the father of Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen. So, totally within the realms of possibility. »

- Luke Owen

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New set photos from Supergirl give first look at Jeremy Jordan as Toyman

13 March 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen a couple of photos of Melissa Benoist as Supergirl in her Kara Danvers guise, and now we’ve got some new set photos from the chaps over at DC Universo (via Cbm), which shows Benoist alongside Jeremy Jordan (Smash) as Winslow “Winn” Schott a.k.a Toyman.

Check out the photos below:

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

See Also: Malina Weissman to play young Supergirl

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) joined in the cast by Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, »

- Luke Owen

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Supergirl: More Set Pics Provide Our First Look At Jeremy Jordan As 'Toyman'

12 March 2015 8:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Supergirl also stars Faran Tahir, Dean Cain, Helen Slater, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Calista Flockhart, Laura Benanti and Mehcad Brooks. »

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'Supergirl' TV Series Photos Show Melissa Benoist as Kara

11 March 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, photos from the set of CBS' Supergirl emerged, giving fans their first look at Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, following the official photo of the actress in costume as her superhero alter-ego. As production continues on the pilot, we have even more photos of Melissa Benoist in her Kara attire, where she is again seen wearing glasses. As we pointed out a few days ago, it seems likely that Kara is taking a page from her cousin Superman's playbook, using spectacles to conceal her true identity, since she isn't seen wearing them in the official Supergirl image. Other than that, the photos don't reveal too much, except that, perhaps, part of her duties as the assistant to Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) is to carry coffee at all times.

Of course, even though we have seen the official costume, it isn't known if Kara will be seen in her iconic outfit right away. »

- MovieWeb

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Update: New Photos Of Melissa Benoist As 'Kara Danvers' On The Set Of Supergirl

11 March 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to the @supergirlmb Twitter account, we have some new photos from the set of Supergirl featuring star Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers. Like her cousin, she will be using a pair of glasses to conceal her identity by the looks of it. The cast of Supergirl also includes Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alexandra “Alex” Danvers), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw), Faran Tahir (The Commander), Malina Weissman (Young Kara), Dean Cain and Helen Slater. To view the images, just click on the thumbnails in the Tweet below. @itsmmbenoist on set of Supergirl as Kara Danvers pic.twitter.com/S3agtJkePB — SupergirlBenoist (@supergirlmb) March 10, 2015   Update: Thanks to Melissa Benoist Online (via Kryptonsite), we now have a first look at Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen. He, er, sure looks different to his comic book counterpart! Thoughts? »

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First set photos from Supergirl feature Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers

10 March 2015 1:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Production is underway of CBS’ Supergirl, which sees Melissa Benoist suiting up as Kara Zor-El and we have our first set photos below thanks to the good folk over at Superman Homepage. We’ve already seen Benoist in her Supergirl outfit, but here is what she looks like when dressed in her Kara Danvers alter ego.

Check out the images below:

“The Supergirl pilot centers on Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, who taught her to be careful with the extraordinary powers that she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) joined in the cast by Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, »

- Luke Owen

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'Supergirl' TV Show Adds Young Kara, Set Photos Released

9 March 2015 6:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production started last week on the new CBS series Supergirl, with the network releasing the first official photos on Friday featuring star Melissa Benoist in her full Supergirl costume. Today, The Live Feed reports that Malina Weissman has been cast as a young Kara Zor-El. The actress will guest star in the pilot episode, confirming speculation that the DC Comics series will flash back to her childhood years. She most recently appeared on the big screen as a younger version of Megan Fox's April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

What isn't known at this time is if the young Kara will be on Earth or on her home planet of Krypton. Kara was born on Krypton but was sent to Earth before her home planet was destroyed. After arriving on Earth, Kara was taken in by her foster family the Danvers, who taught her to be cautious of using her incredible Kryptonian abilities. »

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First Look at Melissa Benoist as "Supergirl" Fits the Mold in a Good Way

9 March 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I either didn't know or just very quickly forgot CBS was bringing DC Comics hero Supergirl to the small screen, though such news comes as no surprise even as these first-look pictures of Melissa Benoist ("Glee") in "Supergirl" began making the rounds over the weekend. After all, CBS co-owns The CW with Warner Bros., a studio that seems to be employing the "throw everything at the wall and see what sticks" strategy in attempt to catch up with the competition over at Marvel. However, The CW currently plays host to "Arrow" and "The Flash", both of which are quite widely acclaimed, so it makes sense for Warners to add a female super into its small screen stable, especially considering it likely desires to put the "Wonder Woman" fiasco of just a few short years ago far, far in its rearview mirror (sorry for bringing it up again). That show was »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Actress To Play Young Supergirl In CBS Series

9 March 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The actress who played a younger version of April O'Neil (Megan Fox) in last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has now joined the cast of Supergirl as Kara Zor-El. Melissa Benoist is obviously playing the current day take on the character in the TV show, so this means we will likely revisit Kara's early days when she arrived on Earth and started to discover her powers. Supergirl focuses on Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. After arriving on Earth, Kara was taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers. She joins Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alexandra “Alex” Danvers), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw), Faran Tahir (The Commander), Dean Cain and Helen Slater (both in unspecified roles). What do you think? »

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Poll: What Do You Think Of Melissa Benoist's Supergirl Costume?

7 March 2015 10:58 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Melissa Benoist's Supergirl costume appears to be heavily inspired by Henry Cavill's Man of Steel Superman threads based on the texture and crest design.  While generally well-received, many fans were hoping for the traditional Supergirl look, while others thought the design would be closer to the New 52 version.  Have your own your thoughts on the costume? Take the poll below and continue the conversation in the comment section.  Supergirl will star Melissa Benoist (Glee) as Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks (True Blood) as Jimmy Olsen,  Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal)  as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh (Grey's Anatomy) as Alex Danvers,  David Harewood (Homeland) as Hank Henshaw aka Cyborg-Superman, Faran Tahir (Iron Man) as "The Commander", and  Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Allura Zor-El.  Former Superman Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ) and original Supergirl (1984) actress Helen Slater round out the cast in unspecified roles.      »

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First look at Melissa Benoist in full costume as Supergirl

6 March 2015 1:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production on the CBS pilot underway, Warner Bros. has revealed the first official images of Melissa Benoist in full costume as Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl

“In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today,” states costume designer Melissa Atwood with regards to Supergirl’s new look.

What do you make of the Supergirl costume? Let us know your thoughts…

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) joined in the cast by Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Alura Zor-El, David Harewood (Selfie) as Hank Henshaw, Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, Jeremy Jordan (The Last Five Years) as Winslow Schott, Faran Tahir (Iron Man) as The Commander and Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Helen Slater (Supergirl) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. »

- Gary Collinson

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First Official Images Of Melissa Benoist In Full Costume As Supergirl

6 March 2015 12:15 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment, and CBS have released the first official images from Supergirl, the upcoming TV series which stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alexandra “Alex” Danvers), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw), Faran Tahir (The Commander), Dean Cain and Helen Slater (both in unspecified roles). Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (Memoirs of a Geisha) designed the suit you see below, and she had this to say about the design. "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today." What do you guys think? »

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"Supergirl" Series Gets A New Villain

6 March 2015 8:20 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Faran Tahir ("Iron Man," "Star Trek") has signed on to play a character known as 'The Commander' in CBS' upcoming "Supergirl" TV series.

The character, who does Not appear in DC Comics, is described as an alien who is also "a military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl."

This has quickly led to speculation that 'The Commander' is just a holding name to mask the identity of a more established comic book character who will be revealed at a later date. That has not been confirmed though.

Production began this week on the show's pilot episode with Melissa Benoist starring as the titular Kryptonian hero. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler wrote the pilot script and Glen Winter is directing.

Source: Comic Book »

- Garth Franklin

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Faran Tahir to play The Commander in Supergirl

6 March 2015 8:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to ComicBook, actor Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek) has signed on to the cast of the currently-in-production Supergirl pilot, where he’s set to play The Commander, “an alien military expert leading the forces alligned against Supergirl.”

The Supergirl pilot is filming now, with Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading the cast as Kara Danvers/Supergirl alongside Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Alura Zor-El, David Harewood (Selfie) as Hank Henshaw, Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, Jeremy Jordan (The Last Five Years) as Winslow Schott and Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Helen Slater (Supergirl) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.

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- Gary Collinson

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'Supergirl' Casts 'Iron Man' Actor as the Commander

5 March 2015 6:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after production started on CBS' Supergirl pilot, yet another new cast member has been added, with Faran Tahir signing on to play a character known as The Commander. While there is no Commander character in the DC Comics, he is described as an alien who is also "a military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl." It's possible that The Commander character name is just a ruse to cover up a more established comic book character, but that has not been confirmed.

Faran Tahir joins a cast that includes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, a.k.a. Kara Zor-El, Mehcad Brooks as Kara's CatCo co-worker and photographer James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Kara's birth mother, Chyler Leigh as Kara's foster sister Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott, a CatCo programmer and Kara's neighbor, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, who in the comics »

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