‘Supergirl’ Casting Superman for Season 2

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Superman is officially coming to “Supergirl” in Season 2, with casting currently underway for the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El, the cousin of titular heroine Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist).

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg released a statement on behalf of the show’s producing team, which includes EPs Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler. “Greg, Ali and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of ‘Supergirl,'” Kreisberg said. “Superman will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season and we cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!”

The iconic DC Comics hero was often mentioned in Season 1 of “Supergirl,” but was only ever shown from afar or backlit to obscure his face, with the show’s producers frequently stating their desire to establish Kara as a hero in her own right without relying on her more famous cousin. A younger version of Kal-El (played by Daniel DiMaggio) was seen in a dream sequence, and the adult version of the hero played a small role in the Season 1 finale, but Season 2 will mark the first occasion that the character has been cast for a major appearance.

The series has already utilized one actor who previously played Superman — Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), who now plays Kara’s adoptive father Jeremiah Danvers.

Now that the show has shifted from CBS to sister network The CW, “Supergirl” also has the potential to cross over with another Super-alum, Brandon Routh, who portrayed the Man of Steel in the 2006 film “Superman Returns,” and currently appears as Ray Palmer (aka The Atom) on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Superman is currently played by Henry Cavill on the big screen; Cavill has starred in “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and can next be seen in the upcoming “Justice League.”

“Supergirl” Season 2 will air Mondays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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  1. So why didnt they chose Tom Welling? why do these groups never learn? you had a perfect superman after smallville and well you dont even bother…..NOOBS!

  2. Khaoula hidawi says:

    This is such a bad idea like wtf this writers and producers on this show omfg now you brinnig superman to sidelin melissa benoist the only reason your stupid show is stil on the air llike wtf no need for superman just fire the stupid ass writers and give melissa better stories and epic scenes like the one in 1×06

  3. Ladies of Iowa says:

    David Haack for the role…lets go!!

  4. Andrew says:

    They should have the actor from smallvile play superman

  5. Mary G says:

    If they’re still considering their options with casting, I recommend that they look at Jay Ryan who played the Beast in the CW’s Beauty & The Beast. He is such an amazing & versatile actor & has the gorgeous looks & buff body that would be perfect for this role!

  6. Deftool says:

    Hopefully the directing and filming will be done more like The Flash and Arrow.. Sometimes it seems like Supergirl is being filmed like an old 60’s tv show and the acting comes off like the old cat woman and burt wards robin from the Batman tv show..

  7. Jacques Strappe says:

    So funny that show runners are bringing in a man (of steel, no less) to salvage this girlie mess of a comic book inspired show. What a joke and what an insult to women. So much for the female empowerment theme. How about less cheesy writing..

    • What chance does the average little girl have of emulating supergirl, and why should she want to ? says:

      The show is already an insult to women and society by making it obvious any female, considered superior or worthy of association with “super people” must be caucasian. Let’s not even think about the TOKEN Black male, Mr. Fetchit.

      Could supergirl ever be Asian, Indian, Black,, Hispanic, or anything but a skinny blonde? The answer is YES, but Hollywood will not even listen to the question.

      Times will change, albeit slowly. Just look how far the entertainment industry has progressed since the 1920’s. Unfortunately, there is much more work to be done.

      Sadly, the writers and producers, and The CW prefer to exist in their own fantasy world. The good news is at least supergirl wears a cape instead of bunny ears, high heels and a cotton tail. Is it true blondes have more fun? Yup……..on The CW !

      • Brianna says:

        You’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t you? Supergirl is a white blonde girl, so you’re pissed that they cast a white blonde girl for her? I get wanting a power female that is other than white, but to get pissed because they actually cast the correct type of person for it is absurd. If you want it, get off your ass and create one. Don’t just bitch until people change an already existing character for you. You’re soap boxing for the sake of hearing yourself speak.

  8. Lee says:

    Tom well ar please

  9. johngofficial says:

    Err- Tom Weiling as Superman… I really hope it doesn’t happen. Honestly I hated Smallville, it was a lot worse than Supergirl. But seriously, bringing him back doesn’t really do anything except take the spotlight away from Melissa, and lord knows she’s the one who’s been carrying the show throughout, oh, and Alex too, but seriously. It’s been established Supergirl’s Superman wears the same costume as Cavill’s Superman- but we all know that isn’t happening any time soon, so they either hire someone new, or keep Superman underwraps, it’s Supergirl’s show not his.

  10. W Le Roux says:

    My son wants to audition for this!!!! Please help assist so he can. A true look alike

  11. Burro b says:

    Give it up. Supergirl sucks. Perhaps you should add x men batman as well to gain viewers.

    • johngofficial says:

      The point of Supergirl was to make a show about a FEMALE character. I think it would be pretty idiotic to make a show focusing on female power with a male character. Learn to just shut up and stop watching if you don’t like it.

  12. Lee says:

    If Tom Welling isn’t given the role of Clark Kent/Superman then the show will become unwatchable for me

    • Doorway says:

      The role will go to an actor who is willing to put on the full Superman costume, so it won’t be Tom Welling.

  13. John Cena as Superman would be awesome, he’s definitely got the Physique for Superman

  14. Jim says:

    That’s too bad….they already constantly put her in Superman’s shadow…..just another acknowledgment that this show a failure.

  15. Cymre says:

    How is Tom Welling not mentioned in this article? Last I heard he had not been asked to return to the role but he seems like the obvious choice for me. He would only be needed in cameos and always think of him typing back to Kara via IMs.

  16. Tom Welling. No question. I would try to keep him as Clark Kent only though. Let Supergirl be the hero of the show. Clark should come in and out as a voice of experience.

  17. Jim Pauley says:

    Yes!!! Tom Welling for Superman/Clark Kent!!! Bring back the light to this character after Snyder’s disastrous interpretation of the mythos. And the big bonus, is that unlike Henry Cavill, Welling can act.

    This is a pretty big deal for DC to let this happen and I think it is more fallout from the ‘Batman v Superman’ reception, particularly with regard to the general feeling that with’ ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Batman v Superman’, Zack Snyder has damaged the Superman brand.

    ‘Supergirl’ is a show where, despite its flaws, the producers and writers have not forgotten that the people who wear the big red ‘S’ are HEROES and beacons of light, who inspire hope and optimism and not characters mired in darkness and angst.

    This is a far more attractive depiction of the Kryptonian mythos and the spirit of Superman than anything Snyder has managed to offer with his two wretched films. Adding the big guy to the mix next season can only sweeten the pot. And The fact that it won’t be Henry Cavill is a huge plus as well.

    A shot at redemption by DC? Discuss…

  18. Arzoo Mamoor says:

    Tom Welling play Clark Kent/ Kal El

  19. George Hormel says:

    Get the guy from the VSP Commercials. Everyone in that seems to think he’s Clark Kent/Superman already.

    (I’m only semi-serious about this but it’s a fun commercial.)

  20. If its not Tom Welling i dont want to hear about it.

  21. Behind every Supergirl is a Superman to help her along ??? Guess so............... says:

    Good news for at least one reason.
    Now, maybe The Flash won’t have to be pimped out to prop up the show, which is predicated on a worn out concept and an anachronistic premise. He needs to work on saving his own season two failure.
    For Tom Welling’s sake, I hope he has better things to do. Supergirl would not be a “feather in his cap.”

    • wayne Klein says:

      Well you may not have liked season two of The a Flash it did well in the ratings. I don’t think they are concerned about that.

      • Vashti H. Snythe says:

        The Flash could have better ratings if the show had better writers. If things do not imrove, the ratings will rank like those of Arrow.
        Fans are tired of repetitive story lines, lack of character development, too many crossovers, and a confused and wimpy crybaby hero? who has to ask permission to be great and needs constant reinforcement.
        Season three must show improvement and better not have any more Felicity types.
        We’ll see about those ratings.

        But then, we’re talking about The CW. Expectations are automatically lowered.

    • ChristianVA says:

      The Flash is suffering immensely from lack of creativity. Season 2 was a ripoff of his season 1 even down to speedsters killing his parents

      Maybe Supergirl can save the Flash’ lack interest for season 3


  22. Don Benn says:

    For dozens of reasons….and millions of fans….Tom Welling.

    • Ask any Mother trying to work two jobs just to make ends meet.........and still coming up short says:

      Jonah Simon:
      Being “super” today involves a lot more than a cape, tights, a short skirt and being cutesy IF YOU ARE A WOMAN OR A GIRL.
      In order to survive, with the deck heavily stacked against you, ANY female must do twice as much as a male, and be lucky, just to get half the rewards. God forbid said female is a minority, unattractive, poor or old.
      The very idea of a shapely blonde heroine, in today’s world, facing whimsical problems created by sycophant writers who believe anything can be fixed in a hour minus commercials is off putting.

      Super girls and women come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, and many of them have difficulty existing, finding water, putting food on their tables, fighting off abuse and simply existing in a world not glamorized by Hollywood and vacant brained men.

      Anachronistic? Darned right……….as long as women earn $.72 for every dollar a man makes for work today.

      Someone actually wants people to support a “Flying Barbie Doll?”
      Let Supergirl help out at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter. Let her support hospice or teach children in underfunded schools to read, Let her help register voters. Let her be Black or Hispanic or Muslim for a week. (She wouldn’t survive !)

      Be Super, Supergirl and embrace and portray women with real life challenges………..instead of some man’s warped fantasy.

      • Manuel Nogueira says:

        Uh, if you hate the show so much, why do you watch it? Mind you, the issues you wrote about are real and serious issues that have to be adressed urgently, and I agree that the way women are treated in this world is shamefull, but this show isn’t the pace to do it. This show is an interpretation of a comic book character and is supposed to be entertaining, nothing more.
        Back on topic, to bring Tom Welling back would be a lousy idea. They need to cast someone new, someone fresh with no connection to past embodiements of the character. That’s my opinion, anyway.

    • ChristianVA says:

      Tom Welling needs the cash as he did nothing to make a career for himself after Snallville

  23. Paul says:

    Anyone other than Tom Welling will have to overcome the fan’s disappointment of it not being Tom Welling.

  24. JR says:

    Does this mean that it’s possible for Batman to appear on Gotham????

    • sunnyrivers says:

      Batman is in Gotham. It’s just the he isn’t Batman as of yet. He has to grow into the part.

  25. Dunstan says:

    I doubt if Tom wants to reprise a role he played for such a long time.

    I also wonder if we’ll ever approach the tipping point when there are just too many superhero projects.

    • Actually, he has come forward that the idea of doing it would be great, but he said that the idea has never come up about putting Superman in Supergirl (or any other of the DC shows) or anybody even coming up to ask him.

  26. Vinny Pecaski says:

    I was just scrolling hoping to see the name of Tom Welling from Smallville.
    COME ON!!!

  27. Nick Donne says:

    Just get Tom Welling. Smallville was one of the most successful shows on the CW ever with 10 seasons, and he was fantastic as Clark Kent / Superman. He’s the best bet, really.

  28. Shelly Ayers says:

    Tom Welling from Smallville would not only make an excellent Superman for Supergirl but brings with him a huge 10 year fan base from Smallville…

    • JoeMcG says:

      I concur! I really enjoyed keeping Clark Kent/Superman “unseen” because it really belongs to Henry Cavill now, and I think the device of keeping Superman in the background was the best way to bring Supergirl to the forefront. But if they really must show Superman, Tom Welling is perhaps the best choice. Second choice would be to bring back Brandon Routh. I love Supergirl, and I think it’s a mistake bringing in Superman, but if you have to, give it to an actor who’s done the cape proud! Welling should finally get the full outfit!

      • PJ says:

        Even Tom Welling has previously mentioned he would be receptive if approached to appear in Supergirl back in an interview in January 2016. Lets be honest, no one took on the role as Clark Kent better than Welling which even the late Christopher Reeve once mentioned. Isn’t it time Tom finally got the full outfit its what everyone’s been waiting for on Supergirl!!

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