Supergirl Welcomes Teen Wolf Actor as Your Newest Version of Superman

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The CW has found its Superman to join Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl when she officially moves to the network in the Fall. Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin is your newest Clark Kent.

I previously reported on the news of Clark/Kal-El/Superman joining the Supergirl team and was pulling for Smallville’s Tom Welling to take the role. DCComics.com writes of the casting:

Actor Tyler Hoechlin has been cast in the iconic role. You can look for him to make a two-episode appearance at the very beginning of Season 2. Hoechlin was last seen in Richard Linklater’s ‘80s-set baseball dramedy Everybody Wants Some!, in which he had a lead role. He’s also appeared in Road To Perdition, Hall Pass, Solstice and Teen Wolf.

While we’ll have to wait to see Hoechlin in costume, people who caught him in Everybody Wants Some! know that he can certainly channel that small town good-naturedness you expect to see in a hero who grew up on a Kansas farm.

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.”

While we know Clark/Superman will show up in the first two episodes of the season there’s no word yet on if he’ll be incogneto only or get his own superhero suit. I personally haven’t seen Hoechlin in anything so I’m curious to see where this goes. The only odd thing about the casting is the actor is just one year older than Benoist and in the show Superman has been on Earth for a while. What are your thoughts?

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2 Responses to “Supergirl Welcomes Teen Wolf Actor as Your Newest Version of Superman”

  1. […] joins the newly-announced Superman, Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin, as guest stars for Season 2 which is set to debut October 10th on The CW. Her hiring is also just […]

  2. Most stories in the future of the DC Universe generally agree Superman doesn’t age, or at least not very much visually, so I guess that could be where they’re going with this.