First Supergirl Villain to Be Played by Mentalist Alum Owain Yeoman

Supergirl Villain Owain Yeoman

The Mentalist‘s Owain Yeoman will be the first to battle CBS’ Supergirl, as the DC Comics character Vartox.

The website i09 was first to report on the casting.

Per DC Comics lore, Vartox hailed from the planet Valeron and boasted powers on par with those of Superman, with whom he was friendly. In his most recent comic book iteration, Vartox attempted to woo Power Girl, in the name of (bow-chicka-wow-wow) repopulating his infertile planet with the most supreme female specimen he could find.

That said, TVLine hears that in CBS’ Supergirl pilot, Vartox is an alien convict who has been hiding on Earth for 12 years. After Supergirl’s emergence as a public hero, he seeks her out to ascertain her identity and do battle with her.

Supergirl features Melissa Benoist (Glee) in the title role, and also stars Mehcad Brooks (Desperate Housewives), Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) and Jeremy Jordan (Smash).

In addition to Yeoman, guest-stars include Laura Benanti (Nashville), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) and Helen Slater (filmdom’s Supergirl).

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15 Comments
  1. A. D. says:

    Well that is like 2-3 week old news…

  2. danyelle says:

    news to me, and i Love Owain! glad to see him stay in the CBS family. Curious how he’ll look costume etc.

  3. esteban says:

    Okay, that’s interesting I guess, since I thought they were casting a big MMA type for the bad guy? Or maybe this is a misdirect.

  4. Like Arrow and his sucky rogues gallery, this show will continue to have to rip off other character’s rogues since Supergirl’s gallery is lamer than Arrow’s.

    • Bill says:

      Yeah are any of the villains on the show actually Arrow bad guys? I don’t think ive ever read Arrow or Supergirl. And I have a ton of comics

      • Cupid is an Arrow bad girl. Merlyn is an Arrow bad guy. Brick is an Arrow bad guy. Adam Hunt’s enforcer in season one, I forget his name, he was an Arrow bad guy. Eddie Fryers and Chyna White are Arrow bad guys. The problem may be that his gallery is too small so they need to fill it out with Batman rogues. Another issue is that Arrow on TV was used mostly as a stand-in for Batman in Smallville once the producers of that show failed to acquire the TV rights to that character, so now that’s who he’s become, a Batman lite.

  5. lauren says:

    “Rigsby” as a super villain? I am slightly intrigued. Is the actor secretly jacked?

  6. Now, by first villain, what do you mean? What happened to Lumberjack, the one from the Wonder Woman comic?

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  8. Mr. Tran K says:

    Owain Yeoman was great during his amazing run on The Mentalist. Think he’ll be great as the first baddie going up against Supergirl (wolf whistle) on CBS.

  9. RichieS says:

    Will Supergirl be singing any show tunes? Any duets with Jeremy Jordan or Laura Benanti??

  10. Bill says:

    Can’t pict him playing a villain. He looks to innocent, like he was in Mentalist