First Look At Tyler Hoechlin As Superman On ‘Supergirl’

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It’s rather surprising that this wasn’t released last week during San Diego Comic-Con, but the CW has finally unveiled the first official look at Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin fully suited up as Superman on Supergirl.

The image features Hoechlin in full costume alongside Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl. We already know that the fan favorite character will make his debut in the season two premiere (titled The Adventures of Supergirl), but it’s definitely going to be interesting to see why he’ll be visiting his cousin in National City.

The actor recently opened up about what the opportunity to play this iconic character on the small screen means to him. Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s an incredibly humbling and flattering thing to be given that opportunity. I know it’s such an iconic character that means so much to a lot of people. The interesting thing to me is meeting people who are much older than me and saying, “Oh Superman has always been my hero” and shaking my hand, it’s such a weird position to be in because you’re not just assuming that this is a character for a younger generation, it’s for anyone who’s a fan of the character. It’s really exciting, I’m really looking forward to be putting our own spin on it, seeing where this character fits into this storyline, and this version of Superman. Like I said, I take it with great respect for the character and hat it means to people so I’m excited to get to work on it and see what comes out of it.”

Supergirl will return on Monday, October 10, at 8/7c on The CW. For now, you can get your first look at Hoechlin as Superman below. What do you guys think?


Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Matt


  • S.W.

    I like the suit, but sorry, other than that I’m suddenly reminded of Ray Liotta in GOODFELLAS.

    • Jason Scarpelli


    • S.W.

      I also just had a flashback of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman.

  • Jason Scarpelli

    Actor looks horrible as Superman. Maybe as Clark Kent in “disguise” but Superman no.

  • Gabe323

    Praise Snyder for encouraging his actors to hit the gym.

    • Carl

      Curse him for putting painted on muscle accents on the Superman suit… and everything else in MoS, BvS and the weak Justice League trailer.

      • Gabe323

        You sound really angry.

  • Darthmanwe

    Remember people, I think that he looks kinda off too, but we all think that because we are too used to the ripped, otherworldly strong looking Cavill. You love to hate on him, but Henry Cavill is a superb(ehehehe) Superman.

    This one is okay too, it’s just your subconscious cannot stop comparing.

    • Peter James

      Cavill is the closest we’ve ever come to the perfect-looking Christopher Reeve Superman.

      Reeve was taller, though, …….and he made a better Clark Kent.
      Cavill has a better physique though.


    I like the suit, but I’m not sure the actor fills it out well enough. But let’s see how it looks in action.

  • xxjinzaxx

    Hmm…something is strange about his legs and arms relative to his torso. He’s not Voltron, for sure. Can’t quite put my finger on it The pose is very mannequin-like. Probably the head is photoshopped onto the body?

  • Axxell

    He looks like a freaking mannequin…this blows.

  • Hinscher

    The boots look like they took Red Tornado’s boots. They look bad. They should just be normal leather ones like Cara’s.
    Also the belt feels out of place.
    Otherwise, the outfit seems fine, except he doesn’t seem to fill it in at all. A couple of scenes in BvS i thought Cavil looked too big. Such as his walking in the court hallway, but this “normal” physic in this pic looks very odd.

  • Carl

    I like the suit. It’s always hard to get used to someone else in an iconic role. I hope he does well.

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  • Foreign Geek

    Does Superman even lift, Bro?