In typical internet fashion, when it was revealed that the famous Cyborg Superman was on his way to National City to meet up Supergirl, all kinds of theories began showing up everywhere. Some delving into references from the comic books and other looking back on the show itself. Last week the official synopsis for Supergirl episode 7 was revealed:
“The Darkest Place”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
IT’S SUPERGIRL VS. CYBORG SUPERMAN — While Guardian (Mehcad Brooks) tries to clear his name after being accused of a murder committed by another vigilante, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) heads out on a solo mission to rescue Mon-El (Chris Wood) who has been captured by CADMUS. While fighting to free Mon-El, Supergirl comes face to face with Cyborg Superman. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Robert Rovner & Paula Yoo (#207). Original airdate 11/21/2016.”
Now, although the finer details surrounding Cyborg Superman’s appearance in Supergirl are being kept a secret, one of the show’s executive producers, Andrew Kreisberg addressed one popular theory,“Cyborg Superman is not [being played by] Tyler Hoechlin.”Any fans who are familiar of the comic books would know that Cyborg Superman is in fact the alter ego of NASA astronaut, Hank Henshaw – who has in fact already been established as Martian Manhunter on the show.
In regards to Hoechlin’s eventual return to the show, Kreisberg said:
“We’d love to have him back, but right now, we’re still trying to figure out what we’re going to do for the rest of the season. We loved working with him, he’s amazing in the part and we’d be lucky to get him back.”
Supergirl Season 2 airs on Monday nights at 8/7c on The CW.
Source: TV Line