CBS’ Supergirl just saw it’s mid-season finale on December 14, and so far the show has introduced a number of classic DC villains, as well as heroes. The show’s executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg, appeared on filmmaker Kevin Smith’s comic book-themed podcast Fatman on Batman, and during the two-part interview, he mentions that plans are in place to bring DC Comics villain Bizarro to the CBS series, around the 52:50 mark.
“We’ve got the Toyman coming up, we got Bizarro,” he says. However, Kreisberg did not specify which version of Bizarro would be appearing on the show.
There are two versions of the villain. The most well-known version is the classic Superman villain, the imperfect clone of The Man of Steel, Bizarro Superman. The other is the imperfect clone of Kara, a.k.a. Supergirl – Superman’s cousin, Bizarrogirl.
In Mike Conroy’s 500 Comicbook Villains, writer Alvin Schwartz claimed that he originally created the character before Binder and Papp.
“I was striving, you might say, for that mirror-image, that opposite. And out of a machine which would reveal the negative Superman, came the mirror image — always remembering that in a mirror everything is reversed… The times were such that one-dimensional characters, your standard superheroes, even in comics, seemed rather simplistic, like paper cut-outs. What was demanded was the full dimensional personality — a figure that carried a shadow, if you like. I was certainly inspired to some degree also by C.G. Jung’s archetype of “the shadow” — and Bizarro certainly reflected that, as well.”
[Image via DC Comics]