'Supergirl' Had a Surprise Guest Star You Probably Didn't See Coming
Of all the guest stars that could have popped up on 's latest episode, "Blurred Lines," it's not like the one who did was completely out of left field. It's a geek friendly actor who has already appeared in in DC Comics based properties, and has been in a number of TV projects. So seeing them pop up on The CW didn't seem out of the realm of possibility. But how they showed up, and the fact that it was kept secret (mostly) was all the more impressive.Spoilers for Supergirl Season 5, Episode 3 "Blurred Lines" past this point.
The guest star was none other than... You ready for it? Sean Astin. The veteran genre actor is probably best known as - depending on your age - Mikey in Goonies, Sam from Lord of the Rings, or Bob from Stranger Things. He's also done a ton of voice work for animation, including the voice of Shazam in the direct to home video movie Justice League: War, and the Justice League Action TV series.
But this unadvertised appearance on Supergirl was his first time appearing live-action in a superhero property, unless you count Rudy as a superhero movie. In the episode, he seemingly played Pete, a former friend of Kelly's (Azie Tesfai) who needed her help. Only by episode's end it turned out he wasn't Pete at all... He was actually J'onn J'onzz's (David Harewood) brother, Malefic J'onzz. The shape-changing villain was using Kelly to free his mind and gain the power of inception, the ability to project his brain into other bodies. As "Blurred Lines" wrapped up, Malefic was still on the loose and swearing revenge on his brother, so look forward to that popping up more this season.
As fun as it was to see Astin in the role, it's a bummer that Pete seemingly... Doesn't actually exist? It's possible we might see more of the real Pete at some point, and I guess it probably made sense for Astin's schedule. But given he was just a random identity taken on by Malefic for a specific purpose, it sure seems like Astin was one and done.
Also funny about this, the cameo was a complete secret except for when Astin told someone about it back in August:
Oops. Regardless, the news didn't actually get out there, and the surprise remained. Here's hoping real-Pete makes a big comeback on Supergirl some time soon.
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