Later this month, former Chasing Life star Italia Ricci will join the cast of CBS’ Supergirl as Siobhan Smythe, a new work nemesis for Kara Danvers at CatCo. But DC Comics fans probably know Siobhan best as Silver Banshee, a supernatural villainess who has menaced the Girl of Steel and her famous cousin since the late ‘80s.
While Siobhan won’t immediately face Supergirl, her transformation into Silver Banshee is inevitable. Entertainment Tonight has posted the first photo of Ricci in costume as Silver Banshee from an upcoming episode, and the design is very faithful to her comic book appearance!
Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg added that “we are so excited to be working with Italia. We’ve been a fan of her work for years and we cannot wait to see her take on this iconic comic book role.” This will be Silver Banshee’s second appearance in live action, as actress Odessa Rae portrayed her in an episode of Smallville.
Within the DC universe, Silver Banshee was first introduced as a Superman villainess with a tragic past. While trying to invoke the ancient powers of her family, Siobhan was dragged into a netherworld and turned into Silver Banshee as a way to escape and avenge herself. In terms of power, Silver Banshee had an intense sonic scream and supernatural abilities that made her particularly deadly to Kryptonians.
Ricci will make her first appearance as Siobhan Smythe on Supergirl on Monday, February 22; and Silver Banshee is rumored to be one of the primary villains of the Supergirl and The Flash crossover episode on March 28.
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