Supergirl season 2 marked the official introduction of the Man of Steel played by Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Hoechlin. The 29 year old actor has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from fans and critics for his portrayal of Superman on the show, and to see what we thought about it, check out this week’s episode of The Drop! With so many fans enjoying Hoechlin’s take on one of DC’s most iconic heroes, some have suggested that he could potentially spin off into his own show on the CW.
When asked this same question during a Q&A, Supergirl showrunner, and EP Andrew Kreisberg mentioned that there currently aren’t plans to give Superman his own show. Check out his direct comments below.
“We’re so happy with what we get to do. I don’t mean for that to sound as bad as it does, but we asked if we could have Superman in the first episode, and DC and Warner Bros. said ‘you could have him for the first two episodes’ and we were like ‘great!’ I’m not going to sit here and say that there’s never going to be a world in which there’s a Superman TV show and that Tyler’s going to star in it – I don’t know what the future hold, but right now that’s not our focus. Right now, we’re working on Supergirl which is the flagship, and we’re working on a way for Tyler to reprise the role. That’s really what our focus is: on Supergirl.”
While a Superman TV series isn’t in the plans as of now, both Lex Luthor and Lois Lane were mentioned and teased at in the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2, which not only confirms their existence in this universe but that the writers could have a plan for them sometime down the line. I for one, am on board with a Tyler Hoechlin led Superman series. He did a great job at portraying the Last Son of Krypton and his alter ego Clark Kent. I definitely want to see more!
One thing I’d like to mention is that I’ve seen a lot of fans arguing on social media about which Superman is better: Tyler’s or Henry’s. It’s okay to love both. There’s no need to bash the one you don’t like to justify your preference.
Would you like a Tyler Hoechlin Superman show? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @ComicDrops.
You can catch Superman in the first two episodes titled “The Adventures of Supergirl”, and “The Last Children of Krypton” in Supergirl season 2.