Supergirl Nabs a Teen Wolf for Superman!
This looks like a job for...Tyler Hoechlin!
That's right, Teen Wolf's currently MIA Derek Hale—he of the dazzling teeth and disturbing level of human hotness—is coming to Supergirl as Superman.
When it was announced earlier this month that Supergirl would be welcoming her famous caped cousin for the first two episodes of her second season, armchair casting agents went into full alert. Names from here to kingdom come were bandied about, including a massive rally around former Smallville star Tom Welling.
However, as the show prepares to move from the CBS to its new home on The CW, so too does it seem that the producers are ready to move on to a new Superman. Hence the casting of Hoechlin, who has been on their radar for a while and is carrying on his Metropolis-sized shoulders some serious buzz following his role in Richard Linklater's critically adored feature Everybody Wants Some!
"Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman," says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. "We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character."
So what do you think? Can you see Hoechlin getting up, up and away?