While he was glimpsed in the first series, mostly in silhouette, it looks like Superman is to be a real character in Season 2 of Supergirl, now that it has made the jump from CBS to The CW, DC Comics’ home on TV.
Announcing the news, Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said:
“Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl. Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season and we cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!
“Any Supergirl viewer well-remembers the awkward lengths to which CBS went to avoid featuring a full appearance from the character, only showing him at a distance, at different ages, or chatting with Kara over instant messages. Understandably, Supergirl wanted to keep the focus on Kara, though it appeared Warner Bros. had trepidation with two live-action versions of the Man of Steel.”
Casting will most likely be announced at some point over the summer, but we really have to say there’s only one choice for us… Smallville’s Tom Welling.
We doubt at this stage it will go that way, but who would you like to see playing the small screen Man of Steel? Let us know your thoughts.