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BREAKING: The CW have cast their Superman for Supergirl’s season 2

June 16th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Well, we’ve known for a while now that Superman was set to become a presence in Supergirl season 2.

The show, which jumps over to The CW for its second season form CBS, is now officially part of the Arrow, Flash and Legend of Tomorrow universe, so having Superman in it is pretty exciting.

And now we do indeed ‘have’ a Superman in the shape of Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin (below) who will play Superman AKA Clark Kent AKA Kal-El opposite Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl for at least the first two episodes of the season.

On the casting, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said: “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.”

We have no idea how Superman will fit into the so called ‘Arrow-verse’ but we’re excited to find out, especially since he’s now an actual character rather than an occasionally glimpsed streak or silhouette.

Supergirl will return this fall.

Source: EW


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….