Supergirl has found its Superman: Tyler Hoechlin.
Deadline reports the 28-year old Teen Wolf actor will appear on the second season of the CW series. It has been announced Superman/Clark Kent will visit his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoit) in National City. Previously, the character appeared in brief glimpses during Supergirl‘s first season on the CBS network.
According to executive producer Andrew Kreisburg, “Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman. We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”
Interestingly, this is not Hoechlin’s first time starring in a comic book property. He started his career playing Tom Hanks’ son in Sam Mendes’ 2002 film adaptation of Road To Perdition. Hoechlin was also considered for the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before Ben Affleck was cast.
Supergirl will premiere on the CW Network in October 2016.