Posted by Matt Juul @MattJuul
Digital Arts and Entertainment Writer at Boston Magazine
Matt Juul

Get ready to see some super powered beatdowns when Supergirl flies over to the CW for its upcoming second season. reports that former Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Dichen Lachman has been cast as Veronica Sinclair, aka the martial arts savvy super-villain known as Roulette who just happens to run a metahuman fight club.

While not much has been released about the character's role on the series, she'll at least be wearing her iconic red dress, according to a recent photo from the set.

Roulette's addition to the series is pretty interesting, considering she was originally a foe of the Justice Society of America in the comics, having pit the team against each other in a hero-filled battle royale. Since the JSA is set to appear on the new season of Legends of Tomorrow, Roulette's inclusion may have to do with the CW's high profile, four-show crossover between Supergirl, Legends, The Flash, and Arrow.

Hopefully this incarnation of the character will include the metahuman fight club angle, especially since there are so many super-powered participants to choose from in the Arrowverse.

Previously, Roulette was featured on Smallville, however, this version of the villain, played by Steph Song, used mind control to coerce metahumans to do her bidding.

A more comic book accurate version of Roulette, complete with the powered up fight club, was used in the Justice League Unlimited animated series.

In one episode, she was able to get Black Canary and Green Arrow to brawl against the aging boxer and hero Wildcat. Another installment featured an all-female fight card consisting of Canary, the Huntress, Vixen, Hawkgirl, and Wonder Woman.

Since all but Wonder Woman have been introduced to the Arrowverse, it would be a nice homage to the animated series if heroes like Wildcat or the Huntress were to return for a Roulette organized battle. We haven't seen these characters in a while, so it would be amazing to have them included, especially because of their hand-to-hand combat skills.

Regardless of which direction they take, expect to see some major fights when Roulette debuts on Supergirl.

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