Supergirl’s EP talks about Tyler Hoechlin’s classic Superman style

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Supergirl Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg discussed the upcoming season of Supergirl with Collider, which will soon be on The CW. During their time together, he gave some great insight into what we can expect from our new Superman played by Tyler Hoechlin. He talked about this Superman being more a boy scout type, similar to that of Lois & Clark or Superman: The Animated Series.

“I think our take on him is probably something a little bit more traditional. There’s certainly a little bit of the “Aw shucks” about him, but he’s been Superman for a while, so there’s a savviness about him as Superman and as Clark. If he’s been Superman for 12 years, that also means that he’s been Clark Kent for 12 years. He knows how to interview somebody. He knows how to get a story out of someone. As always, with any of these things, we’re never doing a direct adaptation of a specific comic book. We cherry pick the best parts and things that we love. So, there’s a little bit of the Christopher Reeve Superman in there, a healthy dose of the Superman animated series, which we’re huge fans of, a little bit of Lois & Clark, a little George Reeves, and a little Super Friends.

And as far as finding the right guy, as soon as we said we were going to do Superman, Greg [Berlanti] mentioned Tyler [Hoechlin]. We’ve been fans of his for years, and when we sat down with him, he is Superman. Not just with the looks, but he’s such a good guy, such a nice guy, and he’s so open and forthright and brimming with life. You just feel better when you’re around him, which I think is part of the secret of Superman. He is that ideal, but not in an unattainable way. Superman should make you feel like you can do anything, even though he’s the one that can do anything. And Tyler just had all that in spades. So, it was less a question of us reaching out. It was more a question of hoping he would say yes. After Tyler, I’m not sure what we would have done.”

What do you think about this kind of Superman compared to the darker and more self-loathing version played by Henry Cavill in the DC Cinematic Universe? Personally, I like both since they are different and it makes me think they are just on different Earths.

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Source: Collider

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