Supergirl: Odette Annable Cast as Reign

Our villain has been cast for season 3. Berlanti isn’t even pulling any punches with teasing or anything and just straight up revealed the villain. Although it was kind of obvious with the “It will reign” line in the season finale. The actress who will be portraying the villain will be Odette Annable who appeared on the show House and in the found footage horror film Cloverfield. The villain for season 3 is a very new villain called Reign who first appeared in the World Killers storyline in 2012 in the New 52. I thought Jack Spheer was an obscure newer villain but Reign is way above that. Here is what Andrew Kreisberg had to say about casting Annable. It actually seems pretty interesting and I feel like they know what they’re actually doing this season.

“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Odette for years,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said Wednesday in a statement. “We are beyond excited to have her join our cast in the scary, powerful and heartbreaking role of Reign.”

Some background for this new character is that, in the comics, Reign is a Worldkiller, a biological weapon created by Krypton but outlawed by the Kryptonian Science Council. They were created by Zor-El (Kara’s father) who eventually became horrified by the Worldkillers. Reign knows next to nothing about her origin except that she is a Worldkiller, and that Krypton and Earth hold the secret to her origin. She tried to get answers from Supergirl who didn’t know anything, and because of this, the Worldkillers rampaged New York City and tried to conquer the planet. While they exhausted Supergirl, she managed to hurt one of them and since Reign didn’t want to lose a soldier, they retreated. I don’t know if Reign will be returning to the comic world, but she seems interesting enough to warrant another story and a season of television. As long as they include all the Worldkillers that is and not just her. She has all the same powers as Supergirl but is much stronger and skilled in swordsmanship and hand to hand combat.

In the show, from what we’ve seen little of the character, it looks like the Worldkillers aren’t bloodthirsty evil experiments of Zor-El, but an all-female cult. Since this is on Supergirl, it makes sense it would be all-female. However, since it looks like the cult dies with Krypton, Reign will be the only surviving member of the cult and unfortunately, no other Worldkillers. It’s because of this that I hope Reign maybe tries to restart the cult and get members who want to destroy the world with her because it would seem rather boring that in season 3 Supergirl just goes up against one chick every episode. That could be interesting and then Reign could have an army against Supergirl in the season finale. We’ll have to wait and see though.

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