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Faster than a speeding bullet, SUPERGIRL producers are bringing Kara’s cousin, Superman, to National City to help the Girl of Steel kick off her first season of new episodes on The CW.
Tyler Hoechlin (TEEN WOLF, 7TH HEAVEN) brings the affability and winning smile of Superman back to the DCverse in the vein of Dean Cain and Christopher Reeve, as well as the endearing klutziness of Brandon Routh’s take on Clark Kent.
(I am so looking forward to Hoechlin and Routh, as Atom, running into each other sometime this season and exchanging “the look.”)
Season 2 starts off with a bang as The Venture Spaceship veers off course and seems set to explode. As Supergirl rushes to prevent the impending crash, Superman flies in from Metropolis to lend a hand.
The addition of Superman as a recurring guest star seems to be one of many changes as SUPERGIRL makes its move to The CW. On a separate Earth when the series was on CBS, will the Flashpoint effect be the reason that worlds will collide?
Maybe. Expect to see Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), Lex’s sister, who has been many things in print…an infant, a telepath, an invalid, a computer simulation, et al. She appears NOT to be who she was in SMALLVILLE…Tess Mercer, a corporate mogul and an amalgam of Lena Luthor and Eve Teschmacher from the Christopher Reeve Superman films.
Lena may be a corporate mogul in SUPERGIRL, but Eve Teschmacher, is rumored to be Cat Grant’s new put-upon assistant. Played by Andrea Brooks of SUPERNATURAL’s “LARP and the Real Girl” and “No Exit,” poor Eve may wish she were back among the monsters.
More Superman/Supergirl characters will be on the canvas this season, some of whom are in tonight’s episode.
John Corben (guest star Frederick Schmidt) is in the credits, and as fans know, John Corben is the name of supervillain, Metallo, before his transformation. A bank robber, a war reporter, a killer or a super-soldier, which “Metallo” will show up in National City?
Chris Wood ditches his crazy-train Kai persona from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and is cast as Mon-El. Another character with multiple versions, Mon-El could be a relative, a space fugitive saved by Jor-El before Krypton exploded, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, a member of the Green Lantern Corps, or a combo of those and his several other iterations.
COUGAR TOWN’s Ian Gomez is slated as Snapper Carr of Justice League fame. Speculation is that he will take over the day-to-day management of CatCo to accommodate Calista Flockhart’s choice to become recurring when the show moved base to Vancouver for Season 2.
Perhaps the most anticipated newcomer to SUPERGIRL is the President of the United States. No, not that one. The new President is none other than WONDER WOMAN, Lynda Carter…a choice that could rally all political parties.
More rumored changes: James (Mehcad Brooks) and Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) relationship will change and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) may get a new job offer from Hank (David Harewood).
Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) will debut as an NCPD detective instead of being a member of the Science Police. Alex (Chyler Leigh) will struggle to find her fit in the new dynamic when Clark is in town, and Kara finally will get her promotion to reporter.
Season 2 of SUPERGIRL premieres tonight (October 10) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW (instead of CBS).
Check out the clip below for a preview and sneak peek of tonight’s episode and an extended version of the Superhero Fight Club featuring characters from SUPERGIRL, THE FLASH, ARROW and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (The CW’s 8:00pm lineup Mondays-Thursdays).