Throughout the first season of Supergirl on CBS, fans heard plenty about Kara Zor-El's famous cousin Superman, although we would only get glimpses of him from afar. Back in May, shortly after the hit series shifted from CBS to The CW, it was confirmed that Superman will have a much bigger role in Season 2, and last month, Tyler Hoechlin was cast as the Man of Steel. Today, fans finally have their first look at Tyler Hoechlin in costume as Superman, alongside Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.
Fans who attended the Supergirl panel at Comic-Con last week got to see Tyler Hoechlin in action, although they didn't get to see him in full costume. DC Comics unveiled this first look photo earlier today, revealing that this version of the Superman costume was designed by Supergirl costume designer Kiersten Ronning. It was also confirmed that Superman will first surface during the Season 2 premiere, which airs Monday, October 10 at 8 PM ET on The CW.
When the actor was first cast, it was revealed that Tyler Hoechlin will debut with a two-episode arc at the beginning of the season, but it isn't known if he will continue to visit his cousin in National City throughout Season 2. There has also been talk of a crossover with the network's other superhero shows, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. We don't know for sure yet if the Man of Steel will be present in this crossover, or when it may happen on The CW.
Season 2 of Supergirl will also feature the original Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, who will play the President of the United States, with Floriana Lima recently signing on to play Maggie Sawyer, who was one of the first openly gay comic book characters when she debuted in 1987. Another rumor surfaced last week that revealed two more DC Comics characters, Kathy Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, who will be Maggie Sawyer's ex-girlfriend on the show, and Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. The Oracle. The show hasn't cast Batwoman or The Oracle quite yet, but hopefully we'll have more updates soon.
Supergirl will now anchor the network's superhero lineup which will span four nights. Supergirl is set to retain its Monday 8 PM timeslot on The CW, with The Flash following on Tuesdays at 8 PM, Arrow on Wednesdays at 8 PM and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays at 8 PM. Hopefully we'll get to see the first footage of Tyler Hoechlin in his full Superman costume soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out this first photo of Superman and Supergirl.