The last daughter of Krypton is going to be getting some company on ‘Supergirl‘ as The CW has just cast Tyler Hoechlin (‘Teen Wolf’,’Road to Perdition’) as the Man of Steel. That’s right folks, one of the big three DC characters is once again going to be gracing the small screen which is a stark change from the lack of direct Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman references on The CW so far. Having played Derek Hale for four years on ‘Teen Wolf’ the actor is no stranger to The CW or something out of this world.
We don’t know much about how often he’ll be visiting his cousin Kara in National City for the second season of ‘Supergirl’ or how much time he’ll spend as either Clark Kent or Superman. We do know that the wait won’t be long though as he’ll be showing up at the beginning of the upcoming season.
According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg:
“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman. We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”
With The CW pretty much having to kill off the ‘Suicide Squad’ to not compete with their big screen adaptations it seems pretty telling at how badly ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was received for them to be allowing for Superman to now be cast on the small screen. I’m truly hoping this means we’ll see Bruce and Diana making appearances in the future as well.
Are you excited to see Tyler Hoechlin playing ‘Superman’? Do you feel that this could the scratching the surface at bringing in DC’s other big players or will this be a smaller part to advance a specific story? Share your thoughts below!
‘Supergirl’ is airing at her new home, The CW, this Fall at 8 p.m.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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