Tyler Hoechlin Will Be More Classic Superman

Tyler Hoechlin
Tyler Hoechlin

Posted by: Matt McGloin

It’s probably safe to assume that the new Tyler Hoechlin Superman for Supergirl Season 2 won’t be snapping anyone’s neck, killing anybody or even meeting his maker.

Zack Snyder can have that for the DCEU.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent

Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreiseberg fills in Collider what to expect from Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman. It’s learned they are going with a more classic route with the Man of Steel as their version is inspired by Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain and George Reeves and is more experienced than the Henry Cavill Big Blue.

I think our take on him is probably something a little bit more
traditional. There’s certainly a little bit of the “Aw shucks” about
him, but he’s been Superman for awhile, so there’s a savviness about him
as Superman and as Clark. If he’s been Superman for 12 years, that also
means that he’s been Clark Kent for 12 years. He knows how to interview
somebody. He knows how to get a story out of someone.

As always, with any of these things, we’re never doing a direct adaptation
of a specific comic book. We cherry pick the best parts and things that
we love. So, there’s a little bit of the Christopher Reeve Superman in
there, a healthy dose of the Superman animated series, which
we’re huge fans of, a little bit of Lois & Clark, a
little George Reeves, and a little Super Friends.

And as far as finding the right guy, as soon as we said we were going to do
Superman, Greg [Berlanti] mentioned Tyler [Hoechlin]. We’ve been fans of his
for years, and when we sat down with him, he is Superman. Not just with the
looks, but he’s such a good guy, such a nice guy, and he’s so open and
forthright and brimming with life. You just feel better when you’re around
him, which I think is part of the secret of Superman. He is that ideal, but
not in an unattainable way. Superman should make you feel like you can do
anything, even though he’s the one that can do anything. And Tyler just had
all that in spades. So, it was less a question of us reaching out. It was more
a question of hoping he would say yes. After Tyler, I’m not sure what we
would have done.

Regarding what happens between Supergirl and her cousin, Superman, Kreisberg
offers:

That’s a lot of what’s happening in those first episodes. Kara is
caught a little bit in the middle between Clark, who’s her family, and Alex,
J’onn, Winn and James, which is this amazing family that she’s made for
herself. There’s definitely conflict that arises that puts Kara squarely in
the middle, which we’re excited about.

Supergirl Season 2 premiers Monday, October 10th at 8pm
ET on The CW.

Super Change
Super Change