Supergirl certainly will have her work cut out for her the rest of this season. Not only will she have to face off against a former Lois Lane, but now she’s poised to face Hercules himself – Kevin Sorbo.
The actor, made famous for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in the 1990s, has signed on to The CW series Supergirl in a recurring role that will make him a new villain Melissa Benoist will face, according to Entertainment Weekly. And if you’re thinking we just reported that former Lois & Clark star Teri Hatcher had signed on to do the same thing, you’re absolutely right.
That means in a matter of days, Supergirl has cast two high-profile actors in geek culture to take on villain roles. Will they be working together? Against each other? In spite of each other? We’re not sure, because The CW isn’t talking.
Although Sorbo might not have the same notoriety he did during his Hercules days, he’s remained quite busy as an actor, and even as a director – even if some of the content is more on the religious side of the spectrum.
For example, his next film The UnMiracle from writer and director Andrew Papke opens next weekend, while a film written by Dan Gordon and the actor’s wife Sam Sorbo called Let There Be Light is set for a Christmas release, with Sorbo himself credited as the director. UnMiracle also stars Stephen Baldwin and is described as a story set in a suburban town torn apart in the aftermath of an accidental teen drug overdose, and how it leads to an exploration of modern faith.
Let There Be Light chronicles an atheist who turns to Christianity following a near-death experience.
In fact, Sorbo has said in the past his religious views have limited his Hollywood options, although that’s not very clear based on the fact he has 25 projects listed on IMDb since the beginning of 2015 alone.
Sorbo also surprised many of his fans in recent years when he revealed he suffered an aneurysm in his shoulder in the late 1990s while Hercules was still on the air, causing the actor to suffer three strokes and have limited mobility for years.
He would finish his run on Hercules and even take on a starring role in Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda despite his long recovery from that incident.
Supergirl airs Mondays on The CW.
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