Supergirl's James Olsen Revealed As Guardian
Supergirl gets a new vigilante in the form of the Guardian, aka James Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks. DC revealed a first look at the costume as well as details.
“These next few episodes are going to make [James] realize that being a photographer is not enough for him, so he’s going to go on a pretty exciting career trajectory that we’re really pumped by. James is going to decide that he can no longer sit back and be a sidekick, so he’s going to decide to become a vigilante," EP Andrew Kreisberg revealed. “He’s going to become Guardian, complete with the shield, which is going to cause a massive problem in his relationship with Kara because he has decided not to tell her. Now there’s this new masked vigilante, and she has her own feelings about vigilantes, and it becomes a push and pull about who gets to decide who gets to be a hero?
“He’s recruited Winn to help him,” Kreisberg offered. “The two of them are doing this together, and Winn and James together—it’s comedy gold. Watching Winn, as he takes his job at the DEO, but then he’s lying to everybody about how he’s spending his nights—because he’s going out with James—and how he walks in exhausted or walks in with a black eye and says he walked into a door. It’s the fun and excitement of building these first 10 episodes.”
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8pm ET on The CW starring Melissa Benoist.