It’s official, Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman is returning to Supergirl for its season 2 finale. After his two part appearance in the season premiere and episode afterwards, a lot of people were very excited and loved this version of Superman. Unfortunately though, we haven’t gotten any story details or who the villain will be just yet. However, this is what Andrew Kreisberg told reporters about Hoechlin’s version of the character.
“We very cognizant of not wanting him to come in and steal her thunder, so this Superman that we designed was something that you really haven’t seen too much of,” Kreisberg said. “Usually when you see Superman, even when it’s in the Christopher Reeve movie or Man of Steel or Lois & Clark, he’s just starting out and we wanted to show Superman who’s been doing this for a decade and has gotten really, really good at it.”
“He was really coming in as a supporting character for Kara, to be a friend and a cousin and a mentor,” he continued. “We simultaneously wanted to have a Superman who was relatable and fun and sort of everything that you remember about Superman from your childhood that was great, while also, at the same time, de-mystifying him a little bit.”
I can see what Kreisberg is trying to say, but I still don’t love Hoechlin’s Superman. As I stated before, he is pretty much the Christopher Reeve version of Superman but without any of charisma and personality that made that character so good. Plus, the god awful suit doesn’t help matters. It’ll be nice to see him in the finale though, because him and Kara had some good chemistry and I do love the Superman character. Maybe he’ll even win me over this time.