Tyler Hoechlin had the daunting task of taking on the iconic role of Superman on ‘Supergirl’ for the first two episodes of its sophomore season. Luckily, Hoechlin impressed fans and so he will be back for the season finale.
At the start of the season, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg raved:
“We’re thrilled with working Tyler, which has been an amazing experience. We just selfishly hope we get to do it again because it really added to the show in a way.”
Kreisberg explained that part of the appeal of this Superman was his uniqueness.
“We very cognizant of not wanting him to come in and steal her thunder, so this Superman that we designed was something that you really haven’t seen too much of. Usually when you see Superman, even when it’s in the Christopher Reeve movie or Man of Steel or Lois & Clark, he’s just starting out and we wanted to show Superman who’s been doing this for a decade and has gotten really, really good at it.”
“He was really coming in as a supporting character for Kara, to be a friend and a cousin and a mentor. We simultaneously wanted to have a Superman who was relatable and fun and sort of everything that you remember about Superman from your childhood that was great, while also, at the same time, de-mystifying him a little bit.”
Superman first showed up to help Kara (Melissa Benoist) with saving a LexCorp spacecraft and then hung around for an additional episode. As stated, Hoechlin proved to be a charming addition, so fans should be delighted to have him back even if it’s just for one episode. Of course, the door could always be open for additional appearances in the future.
‘Supergirl’ returns from hiatus on April 24, with the episode ‘Ace Reporter’ at 8pm on The CW.
Source: E! News