Given how many costumed characters there are at almost every turn, is there a better time to share Supergirl casting information than Halloween? If so, it’s hard to think of it — and we come sharing some great stuff today!
According to a new report coming in right now via TVLine, you are going to be seeing Shadowhunters alum Nick Sagar (who played Victor Aldertree on that show) come over to the CW series for multiple episodes as Rip Roar. Who is he? Per the description, we’re talking here about “a multi-armed, technologically enhanced villain who goes toe to toe with [Kara].”
When you think about who this character is, there’s an obvious reason why they are being factored into the world of Supergirl now. This is a season that is designed to be all about technology, and watching characters both contend with it and deal with some of the consequences of using it and/or relying on it too much. There is a Rip Roar character within the DC comic universe, but as is the case with most Supergirl baddies, there are sure to be some differences that will surface over time. For now, we’re just glad that there are some more intriguing adversaries coming up!
At the moment, it does feel like change is within the DNA of what this show is. Mehcad Brooks departed as James Olsen on this past episode, and we know that there is a chance for even more comings and goings given that Crisis on Infinite Earths exists on the horizon. This is the sort of epic comic event that could change everything … and also have a high body count. It’s one of those sort of situations where you have to expect almost everything.
Also, let’s not forget that at some point, we’re going to be seeing more of Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott! We know that amidst everything else as of late, maybe that is some news that gets a little bit buried within the background.
Ironically, Sagar is not the only Shadowhunters alum in the Arrowverse right now — Katherine McNamara is playing Mia Smoak over on Arrow right now, and there is a chance this turns into a full-bown series.
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