Those who followed along with my weekly reviews of Supergirl season 1 know how frustrating it was for the show to invoke the Man of Steel but then find every cheesy way to cheat out of actually showing him as a real character. It seemed as if the only Clark Kent we would know would be the dorky older cousin blabbing about Kara’s secret identity on Instant Messenger—but now Deadline reports that Superman is actually really totally appearing on Supergirl season 2.
As the series moves from CBS to join its crossover buddy The Flash (as well as Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow) on The CW, it’s swelling its superhero ranks. The producers are currently casting their Superman, who will appear in the first two episodes of the season (and maybe beyond). Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said:
Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler], and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl. We cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape.
That likely means that they’ll cast an entirely new actor, whether famous or unknown. But wouldn’t it be hilarious if Tom Welling brought things full circle from Smallville and popped in as Clark? Seeing as he came of age in the early 2000s, it makes sense that he would be laughably bad at using IM. And Brandon Routh is out, since he’s currently in the DC TV universe as Ray Palmer on Legends of Tomorrow.
Who would you like to see as the Man of Steel on the small screen?