After teasing some new footage at San Diego Comic-Con, fans finally caught another glimpse of Supergirl’s third season premiere.
The new season is set to feature the Worldkiller known as Reign, but she’s not the villain showcased in the promo for the episode airing on October 9. Instead, the footage shows the Arrowverse debut of Robert DuBois AKA Bloodsport.
Check out the clip above!
The Bloodsport mantle has been taken up by a few different people, with DuBois being the first and one of the most prominent. As a mercenary, Bloodsport was unstable and obsessed with the Vietnam War. He eventually was captured after a confrontation with Superman.
In the comics, the original Bloodsport was replaced by a racist white supremacist. The two were then placed in the same prison and ignited a race riot, which would be a pretty sensitive issue for Supergirl to tackle should they go in that direction.
Kara Danvers will have a lot on her plate when the new season premieres. Her boyfriend Mon El had to abandon her after the failed Daxamite invasion. Her sister Alex just asked Maggie Sawyer to marry her. And now she feels the pressure of protecting the Earth from alien threats.
Supergirl will have a bigger chip on her shoulder as she attempts stave off new threats, and star Melissa Benoist previously intimated that she’ll be diving headfirst into superheroics with Mon El gone.
But with Callista Flockhart taking on an increased role for Season Three and Mon El set to inevitably return, expect Kara’s personal life to continue having an affect on her duties as Supergirl. There’s the whole threat of Reign, who could be one of the most powerful villains Kara has faced in her tenure as a crime fighter.
Supergirl returns for its third season on The CW with its premiere episode on October 9.