It’s finally happening: Superman will feature in Supergirl season 2!
While we’ve already had small glimpses of the Man of Steel in the Supergirl TV show, he has always been blurred out or hiding behind a giant flare. Now THR is reporting that The CW is currently casting a Superman (not Henry Cavill) who will appear in the first two episodes of Supergirl. Could Smallville’s Tom Welling get the job?
“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,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “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!”
Producers have previously stressed this is Supergirl’s story, but they left open the possibility of seeing Supes on the series. We imagine that CW’s version of Superman would probably be more like the Christopher Reeve version and less like the Henry Cavill one.
This news comes as Supergirl moves from CBS to The CW, where it will live alongside other Berlanti series like Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash. All of these shows will cross over for an epic event slated for December.
“For us, Superman is more of an idea than it is a personification of the character, so we’re more than happy to have him backlit,” Kreisberg said of his season one appearances. “We’re perfectly happy to have him swoop in, save Kara in Episode Three, because the real heart of the story is that she then kicks Reactron’s butt. She’s the one that takes him down, and that’s what much more important for us.
“So it’s not like we’ve been asking for more Superman or can we do it like this or can we have him in this. For us, we’re perfectly happy with the amount of Superman that we’ve had because it’s the exact amount that we’ve asked for.”
Could the popularity of Superman in the show lead to his own spinoff series? Maybe? Who knows. Anything is possible. But for now, we’ve happy that we’re finally getting a Superman appearance in Supergirl Season 2.
Supergirl: At 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escapes doom on planet Krypton to find protection on Earth with the Danver family, where she grows up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learns to hide the extraordinary powers she shares with her cousin, Superman. Now an adult living in National City and working for media mogul Cat Grant, Kara finds her days of keeping her abilities a secret are over when super-secret agency head Hank Henshaw enlists her to help protect the city’s citizens from threats. Finally coming into her own, Kara must juggle her new responsibilities with her very human relationships.
First episode date: October 26, 2015