DC Comics; CBS
DC Comics; CBS
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... an honest-to-goodness appearance from Superman on Supergirl!
That's right! Clark Kent is making officially making his way to National City for some face time with his cousin Kara when the series returns for season two this fall on The CW, E! News has learned. Casting is currently underway for the role.
"Greg [Berlanti,] Ali [Adler] and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. "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!"
During much of season one, Superman was referenced by many of the characters in Kara's (Melissa Benoist) life, often times comparing her own heroics as Supergirl to those of her more accomplished cousin over in Metropolis. But with a Kryptonian rocket landing on Earth at the end of the first season finale, it looks like the time is finally right for the cousins to team up and face down whatever has arrived from their home planet.
With Supergirl moving to her new from after being cast off from CBS, making crossovers with The CW's robust line-up of DC Comics-based series, including Arrow, The Flash, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, we've got our fingers crossed that whoever lands the coveted role of Superman gets to interact with Brandon Routh's Ray Palmer, giving us the meta Superman-meets-Superman moment we so deeply deserve. (Routh played the character in 2006's ill-fated attempt at rebooting the franchise, Superman Returns.)
Who's at the top of your list to take on the role of Superman? Let us know in the comments below!
Supergirl returns for season two this fall on The CW.