Speculation arises from every corner every time you see a clue, reference, or easter egg in a new show. Some shows have a way of keeping you in the dark, some tease it for months, and some even turn something on it's head to make it fresh or updated with the times.
I'm hoping this is one of the latter. My choice for Hank Henshaw, as his 'secret identity', would be the Martian Manhunter. Of course the writers may have a whole different idea planned for him, but whether or not I get my way, it's cool to see new ways to surprise the fans of the show.
In the comics, Hank is really Cyborg Superman. As an astronaut, he undergoes a self-made transformation when he has a collision with a solar flare in space on a NASA mission. He turned into a half man-half machine after that event.
Don't get me wrong - as a super-villain playing the long game (hiding in plain sight) to either gather intel, find a weakness, or a way to get to Supes, it would be interesting to see. But in my opinion, it would be cooler to see J'onn J'onzz do the same to perhaps determine the trustworthiness (or the opposite) of the human race to reveal himself to. Or perhaps to see what he can find out, from his only source now (the D.E.O., the Department of Extranormal Operations), of what has happened to other races or even find any remaining Martians that may have survived like him (dare I say M'gann M'orzz and a spin-off?...lol).
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Woohoo!!!!! I called it (or telling myself I did) - sorry, geeking out at the end of Supergirl tonight! Hank Henshaw is the Martian Manhunter! Awesome news for the show and for us. Hank (J'onn J'onzz) is keeping it low-key and only telling Agent Alex Danvers for now. They are probably going to save him for a season ender or next year's storyline. Can't wait to see what they do. Please comment...