Supergirl has a brand new Man of Steel, a face to put to the presence that’s been around all season, and it’s everybody’s favorite sourwolf Tyler Hoechlin!
Just announced today, Tyler will appear as Clark Kent (aka Superman) in the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2, which if you remember was recently moved to the CW (where I’m sure it will fare much better, especially if it’s paired with The Flash). Clark will be visiting cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist) in National City.
So far it seems that Tyler may only be in those first two episodes, but considering how often he keeps in touch with Kara, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that he’ll return for later guest spots. (Perhaps during the epic mega-crossover event featuring all four DC/CW shows?)
“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”
An interesting already existing connection between Tyler and Supergirl, Tyler was recently earning rave reviews as McReynolds in Everybody Wants Some!!, a movie which also starred Melissa Benoist’s husband, Blake Jenner.
Fans of Tyler can also look forward to his roles as Dells in the upcoming baseball film Undrafted, Marty in the war movie Stratton (co-starring Dominic Cooper and Tom Felton, among others), and… Nope. That’s it. He definitely did not take a role in 50 Shades Darker. No sir.
By the way, Clark Kent is not the only new face you’ll see on Supergirl when it returns for season 2. They’re looking to introduce a few new characters, including Lex Luthor’s sister.
Supergirl will be back in the fall on the CW, Mondays at 8pm.
I am beyond excited for this, because it’s fairly obvious that Tyler should be playing a superhero. Anyone who has ever met him could probably testify that he is exactly the kind of person who would make an amazing Superman. (P.S. Have you seen him in glasses? You’re welcome.) He is genuinely kind, and kind of a nerd, which is one of the many reasons why we love him so much. Berlanti and Co., you couldn’t have picked a better Clark Kent.
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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