Supergirl continues to thrive in the CW Superhero lineup and the show’s producers have announced what might be Supergirl’s biggest and most dangerous opponent in the series so far: Mr. Mxyzptlk. That’s right, the master of disaster from the Fifth dimension is making his way onto Supergirl in 2017 and is reported to be appearing in two episodes. Could Mxyzptlk appear in other CW superhero shows?
After this season’s super serious alien invasion crossover, an appearance by Mr. Mxyzptlk might be just the light-hearted thing next year’s big team-up crossover needs. He’s appeared in Supergirl comics and on television in Smallville, The New Adventures of Superman, and The Adventures of Superboy so he’s no stranger to the small screen. Let’s just hope the powers that be don’t go full Arrow on the character, meaning that they make him too menacing and lose all the humor the character brings. Mxyzptlk is twisted and scary, but that’s usually hidden behind a veneer of playfulness.
He once forced Superman and the Flash to race… pretty easy to just drop the “man” and add the “Girl” to make that idea work on Supergirl. There’s no word on an actor to play the role yet. Maybe Larry David could be talked into it…?
Jerry Siegel and Ira Yarborough created the character in 1944 and he’s been a staple of humor in the Superman mythos ever since. Now if only we could get Mr. Mxyzptlk into the CW superhero team-up episodes in 2017 along with his arch nemesis… wait for it…
Think about it, what a great way to tease Batman fans or perhaps even bring Batman into the Arrow/Flash/Supergirl/Legends of Tomorrow-verse?