Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive first official promotional still of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in the second season of Supergirl, that’ll be airing on The CW.
In the first official promotional still, we see Hoechlin as Superman, standing alongside Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl, in episode 2 for season 2, titled “The Last Children of Krypton”.
Along with the image, Entertainment Weekly also spoke with Hoechlin on how he landed the role of Superman, in which he goes into detail explaining how he never had to actually audition for the role, he was simply just offered it.
“Honestly, it was the strangest thing — there wasn’t an audition,” Hoechlin tells EW. “I had a great meeting with [executive producers] Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg [in June]. I had been told that the meeting would have something to do with Supergirl, but nothing really specific. Halfway through, they brought up the idea of introducing Superman to the show and asked if I’d be interested. I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely. I’m obviously a fan.’ I believe that was on a Monday. On Friday, we got a call with the offer, so it was very quick. It was very flattering, and I wish every job came about that way.”
Hoechlin on his version of Superman:
“Obviously [we want to] honor the tradition that is the character without really emulating anything that somebody else has done before,” Hoechlin says, noting he avoided watching old Superman films after being cast. “I didn’t want to have any temptation to imitate. It’s Superman as I think he was intended to be,” Hoechlin says of his version of the Supes, “which is just an incredible symbol of hope to kids that they can do anything, that they can be good people, and that good people can triumph over evil. You don’t have to be dark and brooding and always in this state of masculine toughness. He sits in that very hopeful and optimistic place that Kara tends to be in.”