Bloodsport will be one of several new villains in season 3 of Supergirl. As Supergirl, Kara Danvers has faced off against some pretty formidable big bads. Astra, Non, and Indigo in season 1, and Rhea and the Daxamites in season 2 -- not to mention Cadmus. Supergirl and her friends have shown that they are capable of taking down any obstacle in their way, even if they have to make enormous sacrifices to do it.
That means the season 3 main villains need to be an even bigger threat somehow. A few cast and character announcements have already revealed some of the upcoming season's friends -- including the return of Cat Grant and the recast Allura -- as well as some bad guys. The villainous Reign and Heroes alum Adrian Pasdar as Morgan Edge. Other characters expected to join are Psi and a young teenager called Ruby March. So far, not a whole lot has been revealed about these characters. But now that has changed.
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That Hashtag Show has released the casting notices for these characters, as well as for yet another villain joining the roster -- Bloodsport, aka Robert DuBois. And it certainly looks like Supergirl is going to have her hands full.
MORGAN EDGE – Male, 40s, Open Ethnicity. As corrupt as he is intimidating, he intends to clear the area one way or another, and he has enlisted the services of a madman to blow up the area during a special ceremony in Supergirl’s honor. This savvy and formidable titan of industry is pushing through a huge new redevelopment plan for the city’s waterfront – and he doesn’t care if he has to uproot the entire indigenous immigrant population to implement his money-grubbing scheme. …RECURRING GUEST STAR
ROBERT DUBOIS/BLOODSPORT – Male, 30-40s…Looking for memorable, and distinctive performers. This evil and threatening Merc is an ex-military man who has infiltrated his former base and stolen a variety of articles that he uses to cloak an underwater nuclear device. As we later learn, he is in the employ of Morgan Edge, and he has been hired to blow up the waterfront with an underwater nuke…PRINCIPAL
GAIL MARSH – Female, Late 20s, early 30s, Open Ethnicity. The deadly and seductive PSI (aka Gail Marsh), a DC Comics foe of Supergirl, possesses psychic abilities which allow her to bring out her victim’s darkest fears. While she is a physical threat, her real power comes in bringing the Girl of Steel to her knees without throwing a punch. LEAD GUEST STAR
While Edge seems to be the brains behind the operation, it would appear that Bloodsport is the physical threat and most likely the one Supergirl will actually be fighting between the two men. In the comics, Bloodsport is a Superman villain who is influenced by Lex Luthor into becoming Superman's enemy. It would appear that Gage is taking the role of Luthor in order to fit the character into Supergirl's world. Bloodsport is certainly not the first Superman villain to be adapted to Supergirl and it's doubtful that he will be the last.
One thing to note is that Psi and Reign share a last name -- or at least their alter-egos do. Indicating some kind of familial connection between them. And by extension, between Ruby and Psi as well. Since Reign came from Krypton -- most likely in the pod that was sent to Earth at the same kind Kara and Kal-El were also sent there -- it's possible that her story is similar to Kara's, and Psi could be her adoptive older sister -- much like Alex is to Kara.
It's also interesting to note that Reign is going to be around for one season, whereas her daughter Ruby might be extended to the following season as well. The reasons for the teen to stick around without her mother are not known at this time, and neither is whether she will be a friend or foe.
Supergirl season 3 premieres Monday, Oct. 9 at 8pm on The CW.
Source: That Hashtag Show