SUPERGIRL: Come Get Your First Look At David Harewood As *SPOILER*
Ahead of their winter finale, Supergirl quite possibly dropped the biggest bombshell of the fall television season. Come get your first look at their mystery reveal.
Talk about misdirection.
For months now, fans have been under the assumption that David Harewood was playing Hank Henshaw a.k.a. Cyborg Superman, but tonight's episode of Supergirl revealed (and as you can see above) that his role was the polar opposite.
Harewood is actually playing J'onn J'onzz a.k.a. the Martian Manhunter!
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg admitted that adding an original member of the Justice League to the series was not a decision the creative team took lightly, but at the end of the day, they felt it was the right call to make. “Within the body of the Supergirl series, there is a Martian Manhunter series rolling throughout, it fit in with how Supergirl has been evolving. She’s embraced her powers and stepped out into the light, and in a way, J’onn is closeted and afraid. He’s one of the most frightening-looking Justice Leaguers, but he has the purest heart.”
Harewood shared that we'll learn a lot more about his character's past in episode 11 and that it will be one of the series' most powerful episodes to date: "It was a very emotional episode, just thinking about the whole idea of genocide and people being burned alive. It’s going to be a very emotional and powerful episode, and fans will be really delighted to see it.” He also adds how J'onzz, after losing his own children, views Kara & Alex as surrogate daughters and cares for them a lot more than he's let on: "Having lost his own children, [Jonn’s] got a lot of pain and melancholy, which is fantastic to play. These two girls represent something that’s very close to him.”
Check out what Harewood, who plays J'onzz, Chyler Leigh, who plays Alex Danvers, & Kreisberg had to say about the huge reveal in the video interviews below:
So, what do you guys think? Excited to see an original member of the Justice League?! Sound off with your thoughts below!
KARA GOES TOE-TO-TOE WITH HER AUNT ASTRA WHEN SHE CHALLENGES KARA'S BELIEFS ABOUT HER MOTHER, ON "SUPERGIRL," MONDAY, DEC. 14
"Hostile Takeover" - Kara goes toe-to-toe with Astra when her aunt challenges Kara's beliefs about her mother. Also, Cat is threatened with being removed as the CEO of CatCo after a hacker exposes her private and damaging emails, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The hour-long drama centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks as James 'Jimmy' Olsen
Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant
Chyler Leigh as Alexandra 'Alex' Danvers
Jeremy Jordan as Winslow 'Winn' Schott
David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter
Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El/Astra
Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane
Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord
Helen Slater as Dr. Eliza Danvers
Dean Cain as Jeremiah Danvers
Supergirl returns December 14