Supergirl Set Photos Reveal New Villain For The Man of Steel

Supergirl Melissa Benoist Superman Tyler Hoechlin The CW

With Supergirl set to return this fall for its second season – this time on The CW rather than CBS – a lot has been made about Kara's cousin, Clark Kent. The casting of Superman has been announced during the series' offseason – being portrayed by Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin – and the move has been met with its fair share of criticism across the web.

Supergirl has been an absolute hit on network television, meeting critical praise and a loyal fanbase, but voices around the Internet seem a little less than enthused about not only the casting of Hoechlin, but the look of the character as well. While some fans have already made their qualms known in comments sections and message boards across the web, others have refrained from passing judgement until seeing the character in the context of the show. Thanks to those overlooking the filming of season 2 in Vancouver, however, it appears as though we have our first look at Supergirl's iteration of the Man of Steel in action.

A video taken overlooking the set of Supergirl has unveiled our first look at Superman in action, fighting with what appears to be a familiar baddie. By the looks of this battle – which appears to feature both actor's stunt doubles although it is hard to confirm either way – it would appear as though the Man of Steel is taking on the one and only Metallo. See the video for yourself just below.

@yvrshoots balcony view of fight scenes w/ Superman on #Supergirl #Vancouver set #yvrfilm #yvrshoots

— Emily (@skysosmrt) August 4, 2016

The brief battle between the two appears to be fairly visceral. Both characters really go at it in this 18-second video. While Metallo has made countless appearances in various comic books, animated series, and even a few live-action television shows (Smallville most notably), this appears to be about as brutal a brawl as we have seen between the two comic book characters.

Metallo might not wield the type of clout that Lex Luthor or Doomsday does, but make no mistake, he is certainly a menacing villain with a backstory that could support a multiple-episode arc. Not to mention, with a comic run connecting the origin of Sgt. John Corben, a.k.a. Metallo, with General Sam Lane (Glenn Morshower), this character is already set up to make a push as one of Supergirl's big baddies early in the upcoming season.

With various set photos being posted earlier, featuring a fair bit of Metropolis, it would appear as though viewers will be in for a decent amount of Superman for, at the very least, an episode or two when the series returns this fall. After 20 episodes of characters continually alluding to the Man of Steel in season 2, it will finally be nice to put a face to the name when Supergirl returns for season 2.

The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday, October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same time slot on Wednesday, October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday, October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday, October 13th.

Source: Comic Book

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