Recurring DCTV actor Tyler Hoechlin, who portrays Superman on The CW’s series, once thought that he’d be playing a much different DC Comics superhero: Batman.
At the FAN EXPO Canada convention (hat tip ComicBook.com), Tyler Hoechlin was asked if he ever thought that he’d get a chance to play a character like Superman. But, to the surprise of the audience, it turns out that Tyler Hoechlin’s personal expectations were to play Batman instead, as he figured that that’s the sort of role that he thought that he would be typecast in.
Tyler Hoechlin explained that he expected to play a more grounded superhero like Batman with the following quote:
“If I’m being honest, I think I would have assumed that I probably would have been chosen for more of a Batman thing than Superman originally. There was a rumor back, it was years ago when we were at San Diego Comic-Con, people just started coming up to me like crazy like, ‘Is it true, is it true, are you gonna be Batman?’ And I was like, ‘I’ve heard nothing about this.’ But it went on for like a couple of weeks, and I think even months, where it started to gain some steam, to the point [where I thought], ‘This might happen, I don’t know, there’ enough people talking about it.'”
Tyler Hoechlin raises an interesting point; of the “World’s Finest”, it seems that Superman is the much harder of the two characters to cast an actor for, especially since there are more Batman-focused movies and shows being developed at any given time than there are for Superman. So it’s not hard to imagine that Tyler Hoechlin is likely counting his blessings that he ended up being selected for the role of Superman, given that fewer people are in the running for that role.
Tyler Hoechlin will next be seen portraying Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths. In that crossover, Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman will encounter Brandon Routh portraying a different Superman, an opportunity that he’s excited to see play out on the small screen.
Here is the official synopsis for Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl:
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.
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.