Superman Has Been Cast for Supergirl Season 2
It was announced earlier this month that Superman would be making an appearance on The CW’s Supergirl season 2, for a three episode arc, and today they announced who will fill that role.
Tyler Hoechlin has been cast in the iconic role of Superman. Hoechlin most recently was seen starring in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!, and will soon appear in the British action-thriller Stratton as well as the sports dramedy Undrafted. His credits include Road To Perdition, Hall Pass, Solstice and Teen Wolf.
“Greg Berlanti and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” says Supergirl Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”
Superman has been referred to on Supergirl many times and has engaged with Melissa Benoist’s Girl of Steel on several occasions via instant messaging. However, so far the only glimpses we’ve seen of him have been from a distance or greatly obscured.
Hoechlin will be the sixth actor to portray Superman on a live-action television series following in the footsteps of George Reeves, John Haymes Newton, Gerard Christopher, Dean Cain, and, most recently, Tom Welling.