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Watch: Martian Manhunter Revealed In Supergirl


Check out the big reveal of tonight’s Supergirl, which is that Hank Henshaw is actually John Jones, aka J’onn J’onzz, aka Martian Manhunter, a founding member of the Justice League in DC Comics.

“It’s the secret of Supergirl: within the body of the series of Supergirl, there is a Martian Manhunter series rolling throughout it,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s the thing that makes us giggle the most.” 

“He’s got such tremendous powers,” Executive producer Ali Adler said. “We really want to show off what he can do, and we’re definitely going to do that in upcoming episodes.” 

“In episode 11, we have a visitor from another planet who is a white Martian,” David Harewood, the actor who plays Martian Manhunter said, with the article noting there will be a Mars flashback scene. “There are two Martian species, a green Martian species and a white Martian species. The white Martians are responsible for the death of the whole of the green Martians. There was a fire, and they burned them. We’ll get to see that, and it’s very emotional. Genocide, people being burned alive.”

The Martian Manhunter assumed the identiy of Hank Henshaw after Henshaw and Kara’s adoptive father, Jeremiah Danvers, tracked him to an island — after which only the Martian Manhunter in the guise of Henshaw returned.

“Supergirl” airs Mondays on CBS.

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Supergirl Casts Hank Henshaw & Alex Danvers


Supergirl has cast actors for Hank Henshaw, aka Cyborg Superman in the DC Comics, and Alex Danvers.

Homeland star David Harewood will play Henshaw, with Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) playing the foster-sister to Supergirl.

Andrew Kreisberg has also signed on to executive produce Supergirl; Kreisberg EP’s Arrow and The Flash as well.

While Henshaw is typically white in the comics, in the Smallville tie-in comic book, Henshaw is of African-American descent.

Supergirl has also a black actor for the role of Jimmy Olsen with Mehcad Brooks.

The CBS Supergirl series is also set to star Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant.

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