Is he this the Man Of Steel or the Man Of Photoshop? The CW and DC Entertainment have released the first official look at Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in the upcoming second season of Supergirl, and there’s something a little too “digitally airbrushed” about it, not helped by the vacant stare and slightly stiff “self-conscious bloke sucking in his stomach for wedding photo” pose. We’re sure Hoechlin’s going to make a great Superman (and with a bod like his he doesn’t need to suck his gut in) but he doesn’t look totally comfortable in the role here!
“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” says Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg previously to Coming Soon. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”
Meangwhile, Hoechlin tells ComicBookResources that he will be appearing as Clark Kent on the show as well as Superman, and that this is not his first brush with the role of Superman: “I read for Man Of Steel years ago and I just remember going into that audition and being like… It was one of the first auditions I remember actually physically going in and being like, ‘This might be want they want to see, but it’s not what I find interesting. I think this is interesting,’ and kind of committing to that. I think that was a huge step as an actor; you commit to what you find interesting and if they like it, great, if not, you don’t want to show up to work everyday thinking like, ‘Well, what do they want today?’ You want to find someone with similar idea. With Greg and Andrew, it was an honest meeting about what I find fascinating and interesting about him and it kind of clicked. It felt right and it’s really exciting to explore that some more.”