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Actor Tyler Hoechlin joins 'Supergirl' in season 2 as Clark Kent/Superman (Image Credit: MTV)
Actor Tyler Hoechlin joins 'Supergirl' in season 2 as Clark Kent/Superman (Image Credit: MTV)

‘Teen Wolf’ star Tyler Hoechlin will appear in the first two episodes of season 2

After ten long days of speculation, Supergirl has finally found her Man of Steel: actor Tyler Hoechlin will take on the role when the series returns this fall.

In a statement, Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, “Greg and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman. We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”

Hoechlin is best known for his leading role on MTV’s Teen Wolf during its first four seasons (alongside former Arrow co-star Colton Haynes), and recently appeared in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! with Blake Jenner. Hoechlin got his acting start in the comic book adaptation of Max Allan Collins’ Road to Perdition with Tom Hanks. (Collins also created the comic book vigilante Wild Dog, just confirmed to be joining Arrow next season).

Just two weeks ago, when the Superman casting was first announced, Kreisberg said in a statement on behalf of fellow producers Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler, “Greg, Ali and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl. Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season.”

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A strong movement among Supergirl fans (including our own Joel Getter) had petitioned for former Smallville star Tom Welling to take on the Superman role, as he was never seen in the full costume during his ten years of playing Clark Kent. Alas, it seems producers had other plans.

Supergirl moves to The CW this fall where it will maintain its timeslot on Mondays at 8/7c. A massive four-way crossover between Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl has been promised by CW president Mark Pedowitz and further confirmed by producers, so we should be in for an exciting season.