The jig is up! The news is out! Cyborg Superman’s identity was confirmed in DC Entertainment’s latest DCTV video. As it turns out, “Supergirl’s” Cyborg Superman is not Jeremiah Danvers, as many fans were led to believe. In “The Darkest Place,” tonight’s episode, he will be revealed as the original Hank Henshaw.
Of course, that won’t come as a shock to most DC Comics fans. In the comics, there have been two versions of Cyborg Superman: Hank Henshaw’s version and Zor-El’s version, Zor-El being Kara’s Kryptonian father. This is why many fans suspected that Jeremiah Danvers — Kara’s adoptive father in the show — would take up the mantle; after all, Cadmus has led Alex and Kara to believe that their father is not only alive, but in their possession. Nevertheless, David Harewood’s Hank Henshaw will be the one to adopt the Cyborg Superman mantle on The CW.
On the show, the original Hank Henshaw came to blows with Jeremiah and J’onn J’onnz over the idea of J’onn J’onnz’s existence. Henshaw wanted to take J’onn in, or — better yet — kill him. Jeremiah prevented that, seemingly sacrificing his own life in the meantime and making J’onn promise to watch over his daughters. Jeremiah and Henshaw’s confrontation concluded with Henshaw plummeting off a cliff, but — as we’ll see tonight — that won’t be the end of his story.
During a recent set visit, Harewood hinted at this very outcome. Asked whether there were a chance Henshaw was still alive, Harewood told CBR and other reporters, “There’s always a chance! It’d fun to play him again; I quite like him. But yeah, there’s definitely a chance. Watch this space. You never know!” As we know now, this is certainly the case.
To see the confirmation for yourself, jump to the 1:25 mark in the video below.
Starring Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, “Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott and features appearances by Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant as well as Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.
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