First Supergirl villain revelation confirms a world in which Superman DOES exist

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Jun 26, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT (Updated)

The identity of the very first villain set to appear on CBS’s upcoming Supergirl has been revealed. Most importantly, we also have confirmation that the series will take place in a world in which the Man of Steel DOES exist.

Supergirl will star Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Danvers and the very recently cast Mehcad Brooks (True Blood) as photographer Jimmy Olsen.

So, who is Kara going toe-to-toe with? According to TV line, her first foe, who will make his appearance in the pilot episode, will be DC Comics villain Lumberjack. Yep, he’s a VERY obscure character. According to Matt’s Inside Line, THIS:

The CBS freshman is seeking a hulk akin to “Rory McCann, the 6-foot-6 actor from Game of Thrones” to play this “big, burly monster of a man, who has battled Kara’s cousin” — that’d be you-know-who — “in the past” and shows up to ascertain her level of power, on behalf of an unseen superior.

So, will we catch a glimpse of (some version of) Supes on the TV show? What does it mean to the DC Cinematic Universe at large? Does it mean Supergirl also exists in that world? Considering the fact that it was hinted (but not confirmed) that CBS’s upcoming superhero series may also share the same TV universe as The CW’s Arrow and The Flash — two series that have been confirmed NOT to be part of the DCU — it could mean that Supergirl might also be left out in the cold, or that we'll be seeing a different version of Big Blue. But until we get official word/confirmation, we’ll just have to wait and see. Kryptonian food for thought, though.

As for the use of Lumberjack as Kara’s first adversary? Meh. Maybe he’ll just be a (very big) blip on Supergirl’s radar until someone a little bit more ... super comes along.

(via TV Line)