Mark Pedowitz Says No Plans to Have Superman Back


When it was announced that Tyler Hoechlin would be playing the Man of Steel on Supergirl and the ratings proved to show there was an interest in this version of the character, many felt The CW could bring him back in a recurring status or even give him his own series.

The CW President Mark Pedowitz has came forth and said that not only are there no plans to bring Superman to the small screen on a weekly basis, but that he would not be returning to Supergirl in the foreseeable future.

“Tyler did a great job,” he said following his panel at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday. “There’s no plan to do a series. There are no plans at the moment for him to return [to Supergirl]. If they wish to have him return, we’d love to have him.”

Many fans still believe that Warner Bros. have this rule that any films using DC Characters means they will not be used on television or if they are already on television will result in being written out. Despite Stephen Amell a while back laughing at that idea, fans insist this to be the truth. Pedowitz also had his own way of scoffing at this myth.

“I can’t even answer the question yet because at this time there are no plans to do it and there have been no discussions about it,” he said.

Show-runner and creator for all The CW television shows Greg Berlanti, had his own opinion to express at the idea of bringing Superman back to the small screen in his own series.

Greg Berlanti was a little more optimistic about a Superman TV series starring Tyler Hoechlin. “We’d love to have Tyler back, he’s amazing, he was great in the role. In success, I think all those things are possible. I’m always the guy who says ‘yes’ if there seems to be an appetite for it and the people involved are really nice.”

Smallville featured a young Clark Kent and his years before he became Superman and ran for 10 seasons. But Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which ran on ABC from 1993-1997 is the last time we had a Superman television series, so it would be great for fans who love this version of the character to see him grace the small screen once again.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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