Tyler Hoechlin Discusses His Approach For Playing Superman In ‘Supergirl’ Season 2

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The Man of Steel will finally return to the small screen this fall when Supergirl returns for its sophomore season. The character will be making an appearance in the first two episodes of season two and he’ll be played by none other than Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin. Once he makes his debut, it’s clear that we’ll see a lot of comparisons between his version of Superman and Henry Cavill’s by fans, but will he do the same?

Speaking with the Daily Mail at the Sydney Film Festival premiere of Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, Hoechlin talked about his approach to Superman in the series:

“I never try to compare and contrast performances because it’s such an iconic character already. Superman is Superman so I’m just going to try to carry on the tradition of that and play that part.”

You’d think that the actor would be mostly looking forward to suiting up as Superman, but as it turns out, he’s more excited about playing Clark Kent:

“I think the fun is going to be finding where Clark Kent is in this world. I’m just excited to find out Clark’s sense of humor.”

It’s going to be interesting to see what he’ll do with the character and whether or not we’ll see more DC headliners making their way to the small screen down the line. If someone like Superman can appear in the DCTV universe, then why can’t the rest of the Justice League? What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.

Source: Daily Mail

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.

  • LSB

    I’m telling you and anyone who will listen. Justice League part 3 or 4 or both will be the Crisis on Infinite Earth’s story line.

    • Isabelmrobles
    • Marquis de Sade

      Lets not get ahead of ourselves, shall we? With dceu’s first two offerings anemic b.o. performance thus far, you should hope that the WB execs doesn’t fold dceu’s tents if s.s. and ww’s b.o. performance falls short of their expectations to justify something so ambitious and expensive.

      • Vegas82

        Aren’t they already in production on JL though? And we’re supposed to be getting some big news this week after reporters were invited to said production last week.

        • Marquis de Sade

          They had no choice, considering that wb/dceu had scheduled that production 3 weeks after the theatrical release of bvs…Now ask yourself, if wb/dceu knew then, what they know now, do you think they would’ve foolishly scheduled the back to back (over $600 million+) production of the jla? – Trust, they would’ve waited in order to re-tool their plans. Don’t be surprised when they announce the cancellation of the planned cyborg production, and if the suicide squad does less than $700 million worldwide, I wouldn’t be surprised if they consolidate certain storyline plots and sets from the aquaman production with the jla part two, in order to cut production costs, then cancel the whole notion of dceu, and just concentrate on the only thing they feel comfortable in making, which is batman.

          • Ivan__Drago

            That said, 700M for Suicide Squad sounds about right. That would be Guardians of the Galaxy’s worldwide gross. That has to be the studio’s expectation. Only 4 Marvel movies have grossed over a billion, Avengers 1 and 2, Iron Man 3, and Cap 3.

          • Marquis de Sade

            …especially after wb/dceu spent tens of millions of dollars to rebuild the sets to reshoot the 3rd act of s.s., because the original 3rd act was a mess. I think initially they would’ve been happy with Antman or MOS type of global box office until those expensive reshoots.

        • Ivan__Drago

          It’s one thing to be making part 1, it’s something else to make part 3 and 4.

          Batman vs Superman is a more marketable concept than Justice League. I don’t think that is debatable in any way. They actually made a movie that some people who were pre sold on the concept decided not to go see. That isn’t easy to do. Let’s set a number for domestic and worldwide for DC so we can all measure. I’d say if Justice League does BvS numbers they pull the plug. I don’t think it will. You have to step out of your own demographic, for example, My dad saw BvS in theatres, he ain’t seeing Justice League.

          • SAMURAI36

            Nothing you said here has any weight. Using your dad as some sort of measuring stick is laughable. The only way JL doesn’t make bank, is if it’s just unconceivably bad.

          • Ivan__Drago

            Give me something, anything to support your statement. You clearly have no background in marketing, and probably can’t think beyond your own demographic. I’m trying to help you son.

          • SAMURAI36

            1) I’m not your son. You don’t know me, & I don’t know you. And I doubt you’re old enough to be my father, so let’s just leave it at that.
            2) Oh, so now you wanna talk “marketing”? Cuz you weren’t saying that before, when you were using your dad as a standard of measurement for this stuff.
            3) Who is my “demographic”…. Pray-tell?
            4) How on earth is JL not more marketable than BVS, when the exact same characters are in JL?
            5) You also act like JL is just supposed to come out of nowhere, with no set up. There are 2 whole movies in between now a JL. At least 2 of the major characters are slated to show up between mow & then. It’s called an extended universe for a reason.
            6) You mention all these Marvel films that did well…. Do you think Avengers was “marketable” prior to Phase 1? No single Marvel P1 film did as much as either MOS or BVS. In fact, the point that people like you (& your dad, apparently) seem to overlook, is that BVS, has grossed more than 90% of any single Marvel film (both Disney & non-Disney), that has come out since 2000. And in most cases, that’s by a wide margin. Their first film (MOS) did about 80%.
            7) I’m not doing the whole “bank” thing with you. JL wild make whatever it makes. I don’t measure success that way. I’m more concerned with how good the film is.

          • Ivan__Drago

            Number 7 is the whole world, take a minute to understand the numbers, everything else is opinion.

          • Ivan__Drago

            3) Your demographic is clear. You are the comic book movie fan. You are on this site. The fact you don’t understand that is troubling.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’ve got exactly one more shot at making a rational response, before I block you. But make it quick, because I might just block you anyway.

          • Ivan__Drago

            Just block me. I’m done playing clues for the clueless.

          • SAMURAI36

            Done. Buh-bye now.

        • SAMURAI36

          Thankfully, I’ve blocked this dude (yay, blocking feature!!), so I have no earthly idea what sort of nonsense he said, and I no longer have to.

  • Ivan__Drago

    I’m psyched to see Superman show up. I never watched Supergirl, but I’ll watch these two episodes. I hate the Smallville and Gotham concepts, shows about the heroes you love without those heroes.

    I’d love to see a Batman show with a Game of Thrones budget.

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