Supergirl: Superman Will Become Permanent Fixture In Season 2


Supergirl’s move to The CW will also see the permanent addition of Superman.

It’s a bird … um … It’s two birds … It’s two planes … It’s Supergirl … and Superman! When producer Greg Berlanti announced Supergirl‘s move from CBS to The CW, we all knew there were going to be some dramatic changes to the show. But we never guessed that the king of the DC universe himself would become a permanent fixture on the series. That’s right, the first and greatest superhero—Superman—will be joining Supergirl for Season 2.

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In Season 1, Kara Zor-El’s famous cousin—Clark Kent / Superman—was teased multiple times (e.g. a silhouette with the face obscured, a rescue where the audience only saw red boots stomping to the ground, supportive emails from Clark to Kara, etc.) We never really saw his face or get a good look at him in action. He was pretty much used as a plot device and as a prop to further the message that “the Girl of Steel didn’t need her older, wiser, more experienced relative.”

However, it seems that Berlanti wants Superman to assist in ushering in Supergirl to her new home on The CW—the current location of Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Variety has confirmed that in Season 2 of Supergirl, Superman will play a prominent role on the series. He will make his first official appearance in the first two episodes of Season 2. As of now, it’s unknown who will be playing the coveted role of the Man of Steel.

The last time The CW had a “super” show was the 2001–2011 Smallville which starred Tom Welling as Clark Kent before donning the guise of Superman. The “no flights, no tights” rule meant that audiences never saw him in his famous red and blues (the final episode did have the character wearing the suit, but the camera only caught a few glimpses).

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Currently, Superman is heavily featured in the DC Extended Universe’s film franchise where Henry Cavill plays the Man of Tomorrow. Though Superman is seen as a very large character meant for the silver screen, Supergirl has a chance to reinterpret the character. After this summer’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debacle, audiences are looking for a brighter, sunnier Superman. And Warner Bros. / DC just might honor that due to a vow they made for their comics—that is, the advent of Rebirth.

The CW has not confirmed a Season 2 start date for Supergirl, but it will most likely fall in the week of premieres for Arrow and The Flash which is sometime in Q4 of 2016.