'Superman' Getting A 'Supergirl' Spinoff? EP Andrew Kreisberg Sounds Off, Talks Tyler Hoechlin's Return On The CW

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald October 19, 09:54 am
Tyler Hoechlin plays Superman in "Supergirl" for two episodes only but the show is working out his return.
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Tyler Hoechlin's appearance as Superman/Clark Kent on "Supergirl" on The CW is done. The plan was to have him for two episodes only and both episodes have aired. But since his character was warmly received by viewers, talks are that he could likely return to the show or get a "Superman" spinoff. "Supergirl" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg sounds off on the possibilities.

Speaking with Comic Book Movies, Andrew Kreisberg said that having a "Superman" spinoff is not in the production's plans, so fans can now set that idea aside. However, viewers can expect Tyler Hoechlin to come back in future "Supergirl" episodes.

"Right now, we're working on Supergirl, which is the flagship, and we're working on a way for Tyler to reprise the role," the executive producer said. However, there are some kinks that the "Supergirl" production have to iron out first before they can get Tyler Hoechlin back for more Superman appearances.

As it is, Warner Bros, which has rights to all the characters in the DC Universe including Supergirl, didn't want the character of Superman given too much focus on the small screen. Right now, the only Superman for the audience should be Henry Cavill, who has played the role multiple times for the big screen.

When "Supergirl" asked Warner Bros. permission to have Superman in one episode, the studio was generous enough to agree for two episodes. Yet this is all Superman on TV is getting so far.

Andrew Kreisberg, however, is not entirely closing the doors for a spinoff even as this is not on the table. "I'm not going to sit here and say that there's never going to be a world in which there's a Superman TV show and that Tyler's going to star in it - I don't know what the future holds," Andrew Kreisberg said.

Meanwhile, Collider notes that Tyler Hoechlin's version of Superman is "the best since Christopher Reeve." Aside from Hoechlin, Cavill and Reeve, other actors who played the character in the big and small screen include George Reeves, John Haymes Newton, Dean Cain, Brandon Routh and Tom Welling.

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