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'Smallville' Begins Casting Darkseid's Minions

During the San Diego Comic-Con International, it was confirmed that Darkseid and the evil New Gods of Apokolips will be heavily featured during the tenth and final season of "Smallville." And while there is currently no announcement as to who will portray Darkseid on the series, two of his primary followers have already been cast.

Steve Byers (pictured) will play Desaad and Michael Daingerfield will step into the role of Gordon Godfrey in the third episode of the season, according to Kryptonsite. The episode is entitled "Supergirl" and also features the previously announced return of Laura Vandervoort as Kara.

Desaad is one of Darkseid's main henchmen in the original "New Gods" stories by Jack Kirby. In the miniseries "Legends," Glorious Godfrey — another agent of Darkseid — took on the name Gordon Godfrey as he led a campaign of fear and hate against all superheroes.

Byers is perhaps best known for his

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