Which Two ‘Fan-Favorite’ Villains Are Returning to ‘Supergirl’?


Metallo and Livewire are some of Supergirl‘s (or Superman’s) most infamous villains from the comics. It was surprising, then, that in the live-action debut of  Supergirl, Livewire and Metallo barely lasted a couple episodes before being defeated. Yet according to TVLine,  Supergirl fans have not seen the last of Metallo or Livewire. Both villains will be returning to Supergirl for season 2 in 2017.

Livewire and Metallo have both appeared in two episodes each of Supergirl. Metallo was in the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2, first as assassin John Corben and then later as a cyborg-assassin Metallo after running into Cadmus. Interestingly, Kara killed Metallo, with the help of her sister, in his second episode when they ripped out his Kryptonian heart. So it appears that ripping out a cyborg’s heart does not kill them.

Livewire, meanwhile, made her debut in season 1. She used to be Leslie Willis, radio DJ and Cat Grant’s protegee, before becoming the electrified villain Livewire. Livewire’s most notable appearance was in Supergirl’s season 1 crossover with The Flash, where she teamed up with the new villain Silver Banshee.

It is unknown when Livewire and Metallo will return or even if they will appear in the same episode. (Though Livewire’s return better be accompanied by the reappearance of Cat Grant.) Metallo and Livewire’s returns are apparently the start of a trend for Supergirl season 2.

Supergirl’s  executive producer, Ali Adler, said that other “fan-favorite” villains will reappear in season 2. It is too early to make the announcements, but Supergirl is planning on bringing back more than just Livewire and Metallo.

Personally I’d love to see Maxwell Lord come back, not because he was a great villain — Maxwell Lord was kind of awful — but I just want to see him react to the new developments in Alex’s love life, and Alex’s reaction to his reaction. Fingers crossed that Alex gets to bash his head against a table again.

So what do you think? Are you excited to know Metallo and Livewire are coming back? Which villains would you like to see return and why? Do you want to see Maxwell Lord find out about Alex and Maggie?

Supergirl season 2 will return on Monday, January 23 at 8/7c on The CW.

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