How Greg Berlanti got approval for Superman in DCTV universe


For a long time people thought that The CW DCTV universe would only get C-rated and B-rated characters, but when The Flash joined up that changed everything. Because of the success of the DCTV universe, DC surprisingly gave Greg Berlanti (the godfather of the DCTV universe) permission to use Superman in the show Supergirl. At first we only caught glimpses and blurred views of him, but with the surprising announcement that Tyler Hoechlin would be playing Clark Kent in at least 2 episodes, some fans wanted to know how this was made possible. Thanks to IGN, we finally have that answer straight from Berlanti’s mouth:

“I think people would love to hear that we had to promise our children and there was a blood right and a goat was sacrificed, but the truth is we’re all partners, and we all want what’s best and so it really wasn’t a tough sell. We had our plan, and we presented it to Warner Bros. and to DC and they were totally supportive of it. It was more once they actually said yes, it was like, ‘Oh crap, now we have to do Superman!’ We have to find the right actor and we have to write the best scripts. We have to make the suit. That was the stuff that gave us headaches. Actually pulling it off. But behind the scenes, everybody at Warner Bros. and DC and the CW, we’re all growing in the same direction.”

But will we see more of him throughout the Supergirl series, or will it just be a limited 2 episode run. Or will he possibly be in a Justice League-type episode with characters from the other shows? Well he was able to answer that too.

“That’s going to be up to Warner Bros., DC, and the audience, quite frankly. He so much a part of this world, but the show is called Supergirl. It’s about her. If it turns out as well as we hope, and the audience responds, then we’ll see what happens down the road.”

Source: IGN

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