'Teen Wolf' Star Tyler Hoechlin Set To Play Superman In Season 2 Of 'Supergirl'

Tyler Hoechlin Superman
Following the success of both The Flash and Arrow on network TV, one would have expected for Supergirl to have had similar prosperity on a big channel like CBS. Well that wasn't exactly the case, as the show had a tough first season ratings wise and was ultimately given the axe by CBS. Thankfully for fans of the show, it has since been picked up by CW and will be given a second chance with an all new season set to premiere this Fall. The network has wasted no time making big changes to the show, as they've recently announced the inclusion of Superman in the first two episodes of season 2.

Up until this point the show has only made mention and shown silhouettes of the Man of Steel, who in the comics and presumably in the show is the cousin of Supergirl aka Kara Zor El. The show made an effort to keep Superman's face shrouded in mystery for the entire first season, and it seemed like they were going to keep it that way through the entire series. Yet with the announcement that he would be featured in the first two episodes of next season, its likely he will now play a much larger role in the narrative of the show.
Supergirl and Superman
EW were the ones who got the big scoop that Hoechlin who is known for his roles on Teen Wolf and in the recent Richard Linklater film Everybody Wants Some has landed the part. Hoechlin seems like a strong fit for the role, and previously had his name attached to the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman V. Superman, but lost out to the older Ben Affleck. Surely Hoechlin stayed on DC's list for any future roles, which is why he has now gotten the opportunity to play one of their characters according the producer Andrew Kreisberg.
Tyler Hoechlin Teen Wolf
Fans had voiced their support to see Tom Welling return as Superman as soon as the character was announced to appear in Supergirl. Welling is of course well known for playing the role on the hit CW series Smallville, where he played Clark Kent for ten seasons and became the version of the character many people of this generation identified with. While Welling himself never chimed in on the Supergirl rumors, fans are surely disappointed that they won't get to see him reprise the role and finally don the red cape.
Tom Welling Supergirl
So do you think Tyler Hoechlin fits the part of Superman? Would you have preferred to see Tom Welling reprise the role? Let us know below!