This actor best known for his roles as a dark and violent man in Tarantino films isn’t the first person that comes to mind for taking on one of the most important characters in the ‘Powers’ universe. In the comic, SuperShock is introduced as the equivalent of Superman in and is the one superhero who never took endorsements and actually seemed to be fighting for the greater good.
No offense to Madsen but it isn’t the type of role I would normally expect him to play and I’m not sure how it will come off on screen.
For those unfamiliar with the character, PlayStation and Sony Pictures Television is describing him as “a perfect physical specimen with an unparalleled presence that catapulted him to global fame. After retiring at the height of his career under mysterious circumstances and disappearing from public view, he emerges for the first time in forty years after the death of Retro Girl.”
We already knew that he would be joining the cast as the comic creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming had announced it at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con though this is our first word on who will be playing the character. When Bendis announced his appearance he said that:
Super-Shock is the most powerful superhero in the ‘Powers’ universe. With him comes a whole new set of problems and achievements. With Retro Girl’s death, Super-Shock comes out of wherever he’s been and we’ll discover a lot about the ‘Powers’ universe through him and Walker and Deena’s relationship.”
“This is the biggest superhero in the world. Superheroes were named after him. He never took an advertisement dollar, he never was in product placement. He kept it pure for decades and decades.
It’ll be interesting to see how they follow the ‘Who Killed Retro Girl’ storyline from the comics as the first season was mainly original content.
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