Krypton Cast And Crew Discuss Cameo Possibilities And Pitfalls At WonderCon

by Erik Amaya

 

While Syfy’s Krypton is very new and still establishing its story, its ties to the DC Universe — including Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) and Brainiac (Blake Ritson) — make it irresistible to think about other characters the show might eventually feature. And the cast and crew of the show entertained some of these ideas while appearing at WonderCon over the weekend.

During a fan Q&A at the show’s panel, the group, which included executive producer Cameron Welsh and star Cameron Cuffe, was asked if the Green Lantern Corps. might make some sort of appearance during the first season. “That would be a natural fit,” Welsh said.

“What about the Omega Men?” asked DC Entertainment Vice President of Creative Affairs Dan Evans, who also appeared on the panel.

“That’s stuff we would be invested in exploring,” added Cuffe.

Welsh put to the two ideas together and suggested, “Kyle Rayner was in the Omega Men, so maybe …” but offered no other clues. Besides the already established Strange and Brainiac, the show will introduce their version of Doomsday while fleshing out their core characters like Cuffe’s Seg-El, Superman’s grandfather, and key characters from the House of Zod. Introducing so many characters at once led Welsh to suggest that over-stuffing the show with cameos may not be the best option so early in the program’s run.

“We intended to bring in Hawkwoman, but once we started getting into [plotting the season], we thought it might have been a disservice to the character,” he explained. “There is a lot of heavy lifting in the first episodes, and it might have been a disservice to our other characters as well.”

Welsh also made it clear that the show will not cross over with The CW’s Arrowverse as “this show sits out on its own.” But he added that actors from previous Superman television series could always appear in new roles on Krypton; just like Supergirl‘s embrace of Helen Slater — star of the film Supergirl — and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman stars Dean Cain and Terri Hatcher. “There is absolutely a possibility,” he said. “We should all be hopeful.”

Krypton airs Wednesdays on Syfy.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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