The Man of Steel is officially coming to National City in the Season 2 premiere of “Supergirl” on its new network The CW. Though the show wanted its focus to always be on Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl, the production team had stated a little over a month ago that it would be a dream of theirs to have Clark/Superman on the show.
Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of Supergirl along with Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, released a statement regarding the “super” news,
“Greg, Ali and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of ‘Supergirl,’” Kreisberg said. “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!”
Superman’s character has already be shown on Supergirl, except he was a CGI creation and his face was always obscured by shadows. Generally speaking, DC Comics’ properties have had a history of not having their characters on film intertwine with their television counterparts. When there has been a hero or villain they would like to include in their DC Extended Universe (equivalent to Marvel’s Marvel Cinematic Universe) that has already appeared on tv, they kill off or remove the character in order to bring them to the big screen (i.e. Amanda Waller & Deadshot from Arrow for Suicide Squad film).
That being said, do not expect to see Henry Cavill appear as Kara Zor-El’s cousin. The studio is currently casting for the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman.
Kreisberg spoke to the media not too long ago about Superman during his Season 1 appearances of the CBS show saying,
“For us, Superman is more of an idea than it is a personification of the character, so we’re more than happy to have him backlit,” Kreisberg said. “We’re perfectly happy to have him swoop in, save Kara in Episode Three, because the real heart of the story is that she then kicks Reactron’s butt. She’s the one that takes him down, and that’s what much more important for us. So it’s not like we’ve been asking for more Superman or can we do it like this or can we have him in this. For us, we’re perfectly happy with the amount of Superman that we’ve had because it’s the exact amount that we’ve asked for.”
So just who will be playing opposite Melissa Benoist later this year? Stay tuned with PopCultHQ as we will keep you posted on any news or casting that has transpired. Supergirl will join the DC Berlanti-universe which features Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
“Supergirl” Season 2 will air Mondays at 8 p.m. on The CW this fall.