Silver Banshee First Image Has Been Released
Rejoice fans of comic books! The first image has been released of Silver Banshee on the set of Supergirl. Her TV outfit looks very similar to how she is represented in the comic book. Actress Italia Ricci (Chasing Life) will be coming to Supergirl as Siobhan Smyth, better known as Silver Banshee. This is not the first time Siobhan has been seen on the small screen as Odessa Rae portrayed her on Smallville.
On working with Ricci Supergirl, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said 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.”
For those unfamiliar with comic book lore Siobhan Smyth was pulled into the Netherworld while trying to invoke her families powers. While she was there she transformed into Silver Banshee to protect herself. Her powers include a sonic scream and super powers which makes her incredibly deadly to Kryptonians.
In traditional Irish mythology if you hear a banshee calling it means that someone is going to die or someone had died. Traditionally when someone died you would have professional mourners, called keeners, cry at their funeral. However it was thought that the most important families in Irland had fairies, banshee’s, cry for there dead.
Her first appearance will be on the 22nd and it is rumoured that she will be the main villain for the Supergirl/The Flash crossover.