CASTING NEWS – Mark Gibbon is General Zod in the CW’s ‘Supergirl’. Kneel Before Him.

Mark Gibbon, known for smaller roles in Man of Steel and Smallville, has been cast as General Zod in the CW’s Supergirl. He is expected to be introduced in the season 2 finale.

Gibbon has appeared in numerous roles on film and TV, including SmallvilleArrow, Stargate: Atlantis, and The X-Files. He also has a voice-acting resume that includes playing the Incredible Hulk, The Thing, and Nick Fury in various Marvel animated films and shows. In Man of Steel, he played an oil rig worker saved by Superman.

Kara and company already have a lot to deal with. There’s Rhea, Mon-El’s murderous mom played by Teri Hatcher. Lillian Luthor and Cadmus are still making life on earth difficult for extraterrestrials. And then there’s President Olivia Marsdin, played by Lynda Carter, an alien with unknown intentions sitting in the Oval Office.


Perhaps Zod’s appearance will somehow fit into one of these story lines. What is more likely, however, is that he will make a brief cameo at the very end of the episode, setting up season 3 of Supergirl.

Thankfully, Supergirl’s cousin is expected to make a triumphant return to National City, just in time to help take on Zod.

Zod is one of Superman’s most formidable foes in the comics, movies, and TV shows. He is a radical leader of Krypton’s military forces, who is imprisoned in The Phantom Zone just before the planet’s destruction.

In 1980’s Superman II, General Zod was played by Terrance Stamp and later by Michael Shannon in 2013’s Man of Steel. In 2010, Callum Blue took on the role of the menacing Kryptonian in the 9th season of Smallville. 

Supergirl returns Monday, April 24 at 8pm on The CW.

What do you think of the casting of Gibbon as Zod? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.