Earlier this month, it was reported that Superman will finally be appearing on Supergirl, but he hadn’t been cast, yet.
Now it’s been revealed that Tyler Hoechlin will play the Man of Steel when the character first appears early in season 2 in a two part episode.
Supergirl’s executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg, commented on the cast.
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.
Tyler Hoechlin is perhaps best known for playing Derek Hale on Teen Wolf. Most recently, he played the role of McReynolds earlier this year in Richard Linklater’s wonderful film Everybody Wants Some!!. Interestly enough, Hoechlin was the first one rumored for Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
This is a great choice. He’s certainly proven himself as an actor, and he looks the part.
Supergirl returns this fall at its new home on the CW.