Superman To Debut In ’Supergirl’ Season 2

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During the first season of Supergirl, formerly of CBS, but will now be moving over to The CW for Season 2, one of the major critical remarks was the lack of her super-cousin, Kal-El a.k.a. Superman, the Man of Steel as we only got to see CGI versions of him or a flying figure from the distance.

We have known over the past few years that Superman has been one of the big DC Comics characters that Warner Bros. Pictures hasn’t let TV play with ever since Smallville. But that is all about to change as The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Superman will be making his debut in Season 2 of Supergirl as they are currently casting an actor for the role.

In a statement to the press, Andrew Kreisberg (executive producer and show-runner of Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow) said this about Superman coming to Supergirl:

“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. 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!”

As Kreisberg said, Clark/Superman will be showing up in the season two premiere and the second episode as the role is currently being cast by the show’s fine casting director, David Rapaport who works on all the 4 CW DC shows as well as the upcoming Archie Comics series, Riverdale.

Supergirl will be moving to The CW for Season 2 and is set to air on Monday nights at 8/7c starting in October, with a premiere date yet to be announced. Who would you like to see cast as the next Man of Steel for television in Season 2 of Supergirl? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • razorstar90

    watch us have a better Justice League on tv than we do in the movies.

    • Jake Bucsko

      Already do…

    • Radar Technician Matt

      With Felicity, the cheesy dialogue and the Flash who never listens and couldn’t even beat Black Siren? Sure I guess.

  • JSZ

    So will this round out the Legion of Superheroes that was teased on Flash? Superman, Supergirl, Arrow, and Flash.

  • runner_j

    Poor Henry Cavill, is all I can say.

    • Technofied

      Who said anything about Cavill? There’s no way on earth he is showing up on a television series. It must be some guy, possibly, tom welling!

    • Steve Steve

      Based on the tone of Supergirl, this will be the Donner Superman. Poor Cavil indeed, as he must now be compared to the version of the character people love.

  • klutzy_girl

    Brett Dalton, please (but that’s unlikely to happen).

  • Splinter76

    I wish they’d just bring in Cavill as Superman. I don’t know why the movie and TV worlds can’t co-exist.

    • Steve Steve

      They’re different “Verses” in the multi-verse. It would be impressive if DC could crossover their major movie characters with the TV series, before Marvel does it.

      • Splinter76

        You’re right. I totally forgot about the multi-verse set up. I agree that they should cross over before marvel does.

        • flavortang

          No, they shouldn’t. They couldn’t, anyways, but “beating Marvel to it” isn’t necessarily a formula for success. They shouldn’t be chasing Marvel. They should just make the best stories that they can instead of complicating the DCEU by unnecessarily tethering the mythos of their films to the mythos of their TV shows WHEN THERE’S NO REASON TO. None at all, aside from sating fans who can’t understand the logistical paradoxes that are inherent in trying to merge the universes together. None of it is necessary. People just need to understand a simple thing: the movies are the movies and the TV shows are the TV shows. Simple. The end.

    • TomDJ

      That bothers me too. They are doing it with the Flash already. No offense to Ezra, but Grant is a phenomenal Flash. It’s almost like they are intentionally trying to keep them separate.

      Now the MCU has yet to do the same thing, but they have not had any “casting overlaps” for their tv shows and movies so it’s easier to make that distinction that they are connected. Here’s hoping Vincent’s Kingpin will be in Spiderman-Homecoming.

    • flavortang

      Mixing the movie/TV universes CAN NEVER WORK. The storylines don’t connect in any way, the tones of each universe are vastly different and none of the chronology matches up.

      The second you decide to mix the universes you have to decide which universe is canon: TV or movies. If you decide to mix them, then a million questions pop up: where was Superman during the particle accelerator explosion? Why hasn’t anyone on Arrow, Flash or Supergirl ever mentioned anything that happened in MoS or BvS(events in both movies that shook the world)? Why doesn’t Clark ever mention Kara, his cousin? His entire narrative was about finding his people, yet, in the Supergirl show he’s known her his entire life. See what I mean? It’s complicating something that doesn’t need to be complicated.

      You essentially hamstring everyone creatively to abide by the rules established by one team of creators or another.

      They have to be kept separate. Combining them would be creative suicide.

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  • they call me Rob

    This is a solid move, and no offense to the character but no matter how good the show may end up, she’ll always be ‘his’ cousin so they might as well go for broke and bring him on the show. If they play their cards right they might even be able to give him his own show on the network as well. They seem to be having a lot of success with spin-offs in general.

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  • Shawn Michael

    Tom Welling or I dont watch the show..period..You cant have it be on the CW and act as though Smallville doesn’t have a huge cult following..CW you want your ratings to boost up for supergirl..Mention that Tom Welling is coming back as clark/supes and its done…

    If its not Tom Welling..I am already done with this show before it starts.

    • Carl

      You’re probably not going to watch anyway. Welling is done and Smallville got really bad after 4 seasons. Also it presents a ton of continuity questions that shouldn’t be asked.

    • Mitch2012B

      Agree with Shawn, Smallville was a huge success running for 10 seasons and the series that really opened the pos8bilities for whst we have today. The CW owes a lot to aTom Welling, Ill be reslly upset if he is not cast as Superman.

  • Derek Wiles

    Tom Welling or bust

    • flavortang

      Bust. Move on.

    • Carl

      Nah, he’s not Superman.

  • Derek Wiles

    Tom Welling or bust

  • Thanostic

    Also among major critical remarks for Supergirl: bad writing and subpar special effects. As much as I wanted to like this (and wanted my daughters to like it), this show is mediocre, and we punted 6 or 7 episodes in.

  • Jason Scarpelli

    Didn’t superman’s legs appear in a season one episode?

  • Carl

    Can’t wait to see Superman done right. This is how you build hype for the Supergirl Season 2 premiere!

  • Darthmanwe

    Maybe WB is finally getting warm to the idea of a full Multiverse, and eventually let Batman appear in Arrow ( so many Batman references are made in that show) and WW in one form or another.

    It’s just not cool how they tiptoe around those.

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