Crazy new villain portraits raise our expectations for superhero show The Cape

We've been on the fence about NBC's new superhero series The Cape, but these new villain snaps, along with some interesting casting news, have given us new hope.

AICN has an exclusive look at the villains in The Cape The top picture is Vinnie Jones (The Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand) as the reptilian criminal "Scales."

Crazy new villain portraits raise our expectations for superhero show The Cape

And here is a picture of James Frain (True Blood) as the millionaire supervillain "Chess." Get it? His eyes are chess pieces. Gross!

We've got a soft spot in our hearts for ridiculous caricature villains, so these fellas are right up our alley, check out more pics at AICN. But that's not all - Mena Suvari, is supposedly starring in a guest role as the character "Dice." What do you want to bet she's got freckles all over her body like that of a dice? Oh and she's good at tumbling!

And finally here's a little clip from the series.