Supergirl EP Says They're "Working On" Bringing Superman Back This Season

Monday, 17 October 2016 - 4:03PM
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Monday, 17 October 2016 - 4:03PM
Supergirl EP Says They're "Working On" Bringing Superman Back This Season
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Tonight is the second episode of Supergirl, and as far as we know, the last episode to feature Tyler Hoechlin as Superman. But the character is in the DNA of the show (literally), so will we be seeing him again? According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, the powers-that-be aim to bring him back later this season.

In a new interview with Collider, Kreisberg was asked whether Hoechlin would return in the second season, to which he responded:

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"Hopefully. We're working on it."
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In spite of initial fan dissatisfaction with the casting, Hoechlin's performance seems to be well-received so far. But predictably, the major issue with the character returning is rights, and the movie universe. But still, when asked if Hoechlin could ever spin off into his own show, Kreisberg didn't rule it out:

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"This is going to sound like we're abused kids, but we're so happy with what we get to do. I don't mean for that to sound as bad as it does, but we asked if we could have Superman in the first episode, and DC and Warner Brothers said, "You can have him for the first two episodes!" And we were like, "Great!" I'm not going to sit here and say that there's never going to be a world in which there is a Superman TV show and that Tyler's going to star in it. I don't know what the future holds. But right now, that's not our focus. Right now, we're working on Supergirl, which is the flagship, and working on a way for Tyler to reprise the role is really what our focus is on Supergirl right now."
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Will we ever see this happen? Between the movie universe, Supergirl, and the upcoming Krypton TV show, we might have enough of the Kryptonian mythology going for us right now in terms of a spin-off, but a return to Supergirl seems pretty likely. And who knows, if the iteration of the character is popular enough, maybe we'll get a proper TV show to counteract the murder-y version in the movies.

Supergirl airs tonight at 8pm on The CW.
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