It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s Superman!
“Supergirl” has finally found its Man of Steel. Tyler Hoechlin, who is best known for his role as werewolf Derek Hale in MTV’s “Teen Wolf”, has officially been cast as Clark Kent aka Superman and will be seen donning the red cape.
Since making the move from CBS to The CW for its sophomore outing, DC Comics revealed that Hoechlin will be making his appearance as the iconic superhero in the first 2 episodes of “Supergirl” season 2.
No word yet if the 28-year-old actor has signed on for more episodes beyond that arc. Guess we’ll have to wait and see if this is a one-off appearance or a recurring role when the new season premieres.
Here’s what executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had to say about Hoechlin’s casting choice. “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,” he said.
During the 1st season of “Supergirl“, Superman was occasionally shown as a child, from a distance or greatly obscured.
We know that Melissa Benoist’s Kara Danvers was previously contacted by her more famous cousin, Superman, via instant messaging, so it’s nice to finally put a proper face to this character.
Who’s excited to see this Super-duo kick butt together on the small screen?
“Supergirl” season 2 will premiere on The CW later this year.