Superman actor Tyler Hoechlin has commented on if he’ll jump from television to the silver screen and replace Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.
ComicBook.com was on sight at Fan Expo Boston where Tyler Hoechlin addressed the rumors regarding him taking over the role of the DCEU’s Superman from Henry Cavill. Superman’s role and by extension Henry Cavill’s presence in the DCEU has been in limbo since the mixed response to Justice League which probed Warner Bros. to reevaluate the franchise.
When talking at the panel, Tyler Hoechlin stated that he was unaware that fans had been championing him to join the Justice League on the big screen.
“I did not know that, that’s very flattering, very flattering. I appreciate the support.”
The actor also commented on how this support is unprecedented considering some people were unaware of his body of work when he was announced as Superman in Supergirl.
“First time, ‘Who? Who’s this guy? What, why? No, no, please God, no.’ No, the support has been great. It’s been very nice to receive the, I guess, the reception that the character’s had.”
When speaking in a more practical sense, Tyler Hoechlin commented that he genuinely has no idea if he’ll be replacing Henry Cavill as Superman but he did maintain that anything is possible in this day and age.
“Who knows? You never know. You never know what’s gonna happen in this crazy world.”
We’re still genuinely unsure what role Henry Cavill will have in the DCEU going forward as there are currently no concrete plans for him to return as Superman. Henry Cavill has obviously maintained that he would love to continue to play the character, but with the DCEU pivoting towards standalone, more isolated stories that don’t require much world-building, we’re not sure if there’s a place for him in the Hall of Justice. However, just as Tyler Hoechlin said, you never know what’s going to happen in the world of comic book movies.
What do you think? Would Tyler Hoechlin would be a suitable replacement for Henry Cavill? Sound off your thoughts in the comments section!
Tyler Hoechlin will return as Superman in the Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths. He is also expected to reprise the role for more episodes of Supergirl. Here’s the official synopsis for the series:
Supergirl is an action-adventure drama based on the DC character Kara Zor-El, (Melissa Benoist). Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was raised by a foster family. Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later, Kara was living in National City and still concealing her powers, when a plane crash threatened Alex’s life and Kara took to the sky to save her. Now, Kara balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work for the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government organization whose mission is to keep National City – and the Earth – safe from sinister threats. As Kara struggles to navigate her relationships and her burgeoning life as a reporter, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl.
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Querl Dox/Brainiac 5, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer, Andrea Brooks as Eve Teschmacher, Julie Gonzalo as Andrea Rojas/Acrata, Staz Nair as William Dey, Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen, andDavid Harewood as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter. Tyler Hoechlin appears infrequently as Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman.
Supergirl Season 5 premieres on October 6, 2019, on The CW. Stay tuned for the leatest news on Tyler Hoechlin, Henry Cavill and Superman!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.