Supergirl To Square Off Against Iron Man and Star Trek Actor Faran Tahir

melissa-benoist-super-girlFaran Tahir, recognizable to fans of Iron Man and Star Trek, has joined the cast of CBS' in-production Supergirl pilot, ComicBook.com has learned.

Tahir is playing The Commander, an alien military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl.

That is, he is an alien who is also a military expert. Start your engines speculating who he might be. While nobody springs immediately to mind, it's hard to imagine that some of the characters from recent storylines like "New Krypton" and "H'El on Earth" won't be getting a good, long look from fans in the coming days and weeks.

In the "New Krypton" storyline, she foiled an assassination attempt made by Commander Gor, a member of the Kryptonian Military Guild in Kandor, against Labor Guild member Tam-Or. 

Tahir is a prolific talent, having appeared on The West WingJAG and in Elysium, among others. He's a guest star in the pilot, with the possibility to become recurring on Supergirl...but it certainly seems likely he'll be upgraded if the show goes to series.

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  1. The best new yet,bring on more alien characters on it

  2. I think that maybe have a mistake of typo there, because there is no specification about him been a alien military of a (human) military specialized in Aliens. he is definitely NOT The Authority's Commander, soo my bets for are been really general gor (as said by you) or Earth 2's Amar Khan

  3. DCUMoviePage said ... (original post)

    I think that maybe have a mistake of typo there, because there is no specification about him been a alien military of a (human) military specialized in Aliens. he is definitely NOT The Authority's Commander, soo my bets for are been really general gor (as said by you) or Earth 2's Amar Khan

    We confirmed the distinction with Warner Bros. Television. My assumption was that it was a human character at first, and so I wanted to make sure before I started to speculate as to who it might be.

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    Will Lex Luthor be on the show? If so has he been cast?

  4. Mister_E said ... (original post)

    Will Lex Luthor be on the show? If so has he been cast?

    Unknown. I'd say unlikely. Her stepsister is called Alexis or Alexa or something, so I'm assuming that'll be "Lex."

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