Odette Annable Supergirl

Supergirl casts Cloverfield star Odette Annable for Season 3 big bad

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May 31, 2017

In order to be an optimally functioning superhero, you need a truly evil supervillain to raise your world-saving game. Supergirl producers hope they've now found that evildoer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cloverfield and House star Odette Annable will play the role of the world-killing Reign throughout Season 3. Reign first appeared in Supergirl comics in 2012 as part of the World Killer storyline, which will reportedly be brought to life this fall.

Of course, we had a feeling that Reign would be next season's Big Bad, as she was teased in the final episode of Season 2, presumably while hitching a ride on the last pod out of Krypton.

Here's what THR has to say about the character: "Reign is one of several Worldkillers — bloodthirsty, powerful monsters that were created by Zor-El. Like Supergirl, Reign boasts superhuman strength and speed as well as the ability to fly."

So it sounds like quite the meaty role for Annable, who has had plenty of good TV parts lately, most recently on the CBS medical drama Pure Genius, which just got canceled. Of course, we probably know her best as Beth McIntyre in Cloverfield, where she spent the majority of the film on the run from a world-killing monster. So this will likely be a nice role reversal.

What do you think, will Annable honorably reign as Reign?