Supergirl will be introducing her famous cousin in Season 2 when the show returns this fall as Tyler Hoechlin will be portraying the Man of Steel in the first two episodes. In a recent interview with Collider, Hoechlin was asked how he landed the role of one of the biggest characters in the DC Universe and more.
When asked about how the opportunity of playing this character came about, Hoechlin spoke about meeting Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, both who created Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow.
“I had been meeting with Greg Berlanti and Andrew [Kreisberg] over there at his office and we just sat –I didn’t know what the meeting was for originally and it kind of came up and they said, “Is this something you would like to talk about?” and I was like, “Yeah, sure, let’s talk about it.” And I think we had similar views in what makes the character interesting and fascinating, and it just kind of worked out.”
In the initial announcement when he was cast as Superman, Kreisberg had spoken about that they had been wanting to work with Hoechlin for a long while and how thrilled he was that they were finally able to come together for Supergirl.
Collider also asked Hoechlin what it means to take on such a legendary and iconic hero who has been played by several phenomenal actors in the past as well as ongoing, with Henry Cavill portraying Superman on the big screen.
“It’s an incredibly humbling and flattering thing to be given that opportunity. I know it’s such an iconic character that means so much to a lot of people. The interesting thing to me is meeting people who are much older than me and saying, “Oh Superman has always been my hero” and shaking my hand, it’s such a weird position to be in because you’re not just assuming that this is a character for a younger generation, it’s for anyone who’s a fan of the character. It’s really exciting, I’m really looking forward to be putting our own spin on it, seeing where this character fits into this storyline, and this version of Superman. Like I said, I take it with great respect for the character and hat it means to people so I’m excited to get to work on it and see what comes out of it.”
With San Diego Comic-Con happening next week and Supergirl hosting a panel next Saturday, we should be learning more about Superman’s presence in Season 2 and who knows, maybe a costume reveal? Only time will tell.
Supergirl Season 2 is set to premiere on The CW this fall on Monday, October 10 at 8/7c.