“Supergirl” is getting a super boost for season 2 as the show flies to its new home on The CW! After a lot of references and a few glimpses of Superman in Season 1, the Man of Steel will finally appear in the flesh on the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2.
Variety reports that casting is currently underway for Clark Kent. The announcement paves the way to the first new live-action portrayal of the Man of Steel on TV since “Smallville” ended in 2011.
“Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season and we cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!”
Superman will be visiting his cousin Kara, played by former “Glee” star Melissa Benoist, in National City. It is still unclear if Superman will appear in further episodes, but given his close ties with Kara, that would be a possibility.
Superman’s debut in Supergirl season 2 will also happen on the CW, which just picked “Supergirl” up after the series was dropped by CBS. That means the character will coexist with other DC superheroes on the network like Arrow, the Flash, and the Legends of Tomorrow.
Superman’s appearance in Supergirl season 2 is now confirmed and fans are definitely excited, but one question remains – who will play the Man of Steel?
According to Hollywood Life, fans are hoping for Tom Welling to reprise his “Smallville” role. They even started a campaign for his return by opening a petition on Change.org with the headline “Get Tom Welling to Play Superman in Supergirl.”
Fans also share their thoughts on Twitter with one user saying, “Superman coming to #Supergirl Season 2. Time for some Justice…get Tom Welling suited up!” Another fan said, “Someone free Tom Welling’s schedule and get him on the show. NOW.”
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Although it’s clear that Tom Welling is the top contender to play Superman, the 39-year-old actor told the Examiner that Supergirl season 2 may cast their own Clark Kent.
“We had the Supergirl character, and in her own way. I think Supergirl the television show would probably have to have their own Clark Kent character in their own way,” he said.