Mr. Mxyzptlk is getting a new face when Supergirl returns.
Deadline reports The State veteran Thomas Lennon will recur in the later half of the program’s fifth season as the Fifth Dimensional trickster. The character appeared previously in the form of actor Peter Gadiot in Season 2. But as the character is a shapeshifter, it is easy to think he might assume Lennon’s visage. In fact, Lennon’s broadcaster persona is a better fit. Last time around, Mxy hoped to win Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) heart. This time, though, his motives are unknown.
Indeed, anything about Supergirl is a question mark with her Earth destroyed in “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and her entire supporting cast wiped out in a wave of antimatter. Certainly, the show will return with most of the characters in tact. But as co-star Chyler Leigh told us at Comic-Con last summer, the Crisis will be a “gamechanger” for the show.
How this will relate to its current Leviathan story is any guess. While the organization is led by Mark Shaw in the comics, Supergirl‘s Leviathan appears to be led by impossible old aliens with strange designs for the planet. That they could not perceive the Crisis is interesting, but perhaps their plot will be erased when the series resumes. A perfect opportunity for Mxy to get involved.
Supergirl returns January 19th on The CW.