Although we've already had our first official look at Tyler Hoechlin’s (Teen Wolf) version of Superman on The CW’s Supergirl, we still didn’t know much about how the Last Son of Krypton would be portrayed in the superhero series.
When Supergirl returns for a highly anticipated second season in the fall, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) will get a little help from her cousin, who will fly into National City as early as the first episode. If you were wondering if this version of Clark Kent/Supes would have more in common with Henry Cavill’s take on the Man of Steel, or if he’ll be channeling the late Christopher Reeve, we have the answer.
In a recent interview with Collider, Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed the show’s take on Superman:
“I think our take on him is probably something a little bit more traditional. There’s certainly a little bit of the “Aw shucks” about him, but he’s been Superman for a while, so there’s a savviness about him as Superman and as Clark. If he’s been Superman for 12 years, that also means that he’s been Clark Kent for 12 years. He knows how to interview somebody. He knows how to get a story out of someone. As always, with any of these things, we’re never doing a direct adaptation of a specific comic book. We cherry pick the best parts and things that we love. So, there’s a little bit of the Christopher Reeve Superman in there, a healthy dose of the Superman animated series, which we’re huge fans of, a little bit of Lois & Clark, a little George Reeves, and a little Super Friends. And as far as finding the right guy, as soon as we said we were going to do Superman, Greg [Berlanti] mentioned Tyler [Hoechlin]. We’ve been fans of his for years, and when we sat down with him, he is Superman. Not just with the looks, but he’s such a good guy, such a nice guy, and he’s so open and forthright and brimming with life. You just feel better when you’re around him, which I think is part of the secret of Superman. He is that ideal, but not in an unattainable way. Superman should make you feel like you can do anything, even though he’s the one that can do anything. And Tyler just had all that in spades. So, it was less a question of us reaching out. It was more a question of hoping he would say yes. After Tyler, I’m not sure what we would have done.”
There you have it. Do you like the idea of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman being a mix of various versions of the iconic character? Season 2 of Supergirl will premiere on Oct.10 on The CW.