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Is The CW planning a Superman TV series starring Tyler Hoechlin?

October 18th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So, this could be a real game-changer not just for The CW’s Arrowverse shows, but also for the big screen Warner/DC movies.

When it was announced a while back that Tyler Hoechlin was joining this year’s big Arrowverse crossover event, Elseworlds the fandom was pretty excited (here) and when it was announced that he’d be joined by Lois Lane (here) the fandom got ever more excited and then when it was revealed Superman would be wearing the black suit (here) fandom excitement went through the atmosphere.

But it seems that The CW may be moving Superman beyond the ‘cameo appearance’ category and may in fact be giving him his own series.

Stephen Amell just tweeted and image of what has to be the Kent farmland too:

So, what’s the story?

So up until now it’s been more or less understood that Superman and Batman were off-limits to The CW because of their big screen versions – remember when Deadshot, Harley, Suicde Squad and Deathstroke were all big parts of the Arrowverse but aren’t now? That’s why – and now given that the rumours of Batman and Superman’s future in the DC Cinematic Universe are once again under question (here) we’re wondering if these two things go hand-in-hand.

Here’s the report: “Our understanding is that the fifth annual DC TV Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds, that will see Hoechlin return as Superman alongside Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash, and the introduction of Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, will act as a backdoor pilot. How fans and critics alike respond to their portrayals will likely determine if a show centered around them gets off the ground or not. If proven successful, The CW would likely pickup the series.”

Now, given that Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane AKA Batwoman is appearing this year and we’ve had Nora Fries cast (Mrs Stephen Amell, Cassandra Jean Amell, will play the role) and we know that Gotham is going to be a big part of the story, we’re wondering if we should start hoping Batman is coming to The CW shows after all but fear that Batman is stepping off the big screen for the foreseeable future.

Ugh… it’s all so confusing!

Anyway, how do we all feel about The CW following in the shows of Lois and Clark and Smallville in bringing the man of steel back to our TV screen? let us know…

* Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 pm: The Flash
* Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 pm: Arrow
* Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 pm: Supergirl

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor and Odette Annable as Samantha Arias/Reign.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Wild Dog and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Brandon Routh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan and Courtney Ford.

The Flash and Black Lightning return on Tuesday, October 9, Arrow returns on Monday, October 15, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on October 22 and Supergirl returns on Sunday, October 14

Source: Fandomwire

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….