To say that The CW’s Supergirl is one of our favorite shows around these parts is kind of an understatement. The show has given us some of the best onscreen versions of some characters, and not just our headlining heroine. One of those is Calista Flockhart’s version of Cat Grant, who left the series as a regular after its move to The CW from CBS (pretty much because budget cuts meant they couldn’t afford to pay her), and another is Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman — who guest starred earlier this season.
Well guess what, they’re both coming back for the finale.
Its been confirmed that Tyler Hoechlin will suit up again as Superman in the show’s two part second season finale. It’s also being reported that Calista Flockhart will return as Cat Grant as well. This is exciting, as we’re always happy to see more of Hoechlin’s Superman, and Cat Grant has been sorely missed on the show lately.
The first part of the Supergirl season two finale will air May 15th, with part two following on May 22nd.
We first heard that Tyler Hoechlin had been cast as Superman in season two of Supergirl. This afternoon, DC Entertainment finally put out the first promotional image of Hoechlin in his super suit (alongside Supergirl‘s titular heroine played by Melissa Benoist).
It’s not too surprising, especially since we’ve seen the character onscreen (albeit out of focus or completely CGI at a distance), but it’s nice to see what Hoechlin will look like as the last son of Krypton.
Supergirl, formerly of CBS, comes to The CW on Monday nights this fall.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss the tragic loss of young actor Anton Yelchin, the rather craptastic new fan film guidelines put out for Star Trek by Paramount and CBS, The CW leaving Hulu behind, Tyler Hoechlin’s casting as Superman on Supergirl, the new Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, and how Wizard World finally came to their senses and cancelled their ridiculous cruise.
And yeah, the video on this version is pretty janky thanks to a software upgrade. We swear we’ll fix it for next time.
One of the conscious decisions the writers and producers of Supergirl made during its first season was to avoid directly showing the Man of Steel. I mean, sure, he had to exist in the show’s universe, but by keeping him in the background, it helped establish Kara as the show’s hero.
Even if it occasionally strained logic.
But now that there’s a year under the show’s belt, it made perfect sense when it was announced that Superman would feature in a couple of episodes of Season 2. The question on everyone’s mind though was who exactly would play the last son of Krypton? Well, today we have our answer.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Tyler Hoechin has now been cast as Kal-El. Hoechin is best known to viewers from his role on Teen Wolf. I can’t say I’m super familiar with him, but he definitely looks the part. It seems we now have our official TV Superman.