Iddo Goldberg, known for his acting in Salem and Peaky Blinders is the guy in costume playing the villain Red Tornado. Red Tornado is described as “the most advanced android the world has ever seen. Designed by scientist T.O. Morrow (also Goldberg) for the U.S. Army as the ultimate superweapon, he soon becomes sentient, posing a grave danger to National City — including the people Supergirl cares about most.”
A bit on the burgundy side, much like the route Marvel / Netflix went with Daredevil’s getup, but we guess it’s the inevitable occurrence when translating from comic pages to screen.
Of course, in the comics, Red Tornado (pictured above) rebels against his creator and becomes a force of good in the DC Universe, so we’ll have to wait and see if this version of Red Tornado follows suit.
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SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.
Supergirl premieres Monday on CBS at 8:30pm ET come October 26th 2015