If Tom Welling couldn’t do it, Tyler would have been our second choice. The ‘Teen Wolf’ alum has officially joined The CW’s ‘Supergirl’ as he long lost cousin, Clark Kent, AKA Superman. Bonus: we know he looks hot in glasses.
We assume we’ll be seeing Tyler Hoechlin take his clothes off in Fifty Shades Darker, and who would have thought those shirt ripping abilities would come in handy?! On June 16, The CW announced that he will officially be joining Supergirl alongside Kara (Melissa Benoist) as the one and only Superman.
“[Executive producer] Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”
Tyler, who is most known from his role on Teen Wolf, will guest star in the first two episodes of Supergirl, which made the move from the CBS to The CW for season two. (It will keep its air slot as Mondays at 8). This will be the first time we see Kara’s cousin’s face as we’ve just seen him from afar during season one.
If you weren’t a Teen Wolf fan, you may recognize Tyler from 7th Heaven or Lincoln Heights. He got his big break playing Michael Sullivan, Jr. in the Road to Perdition — that role actually led him to his role on 7th Heaven. He’s also made brief appearances on Castle, My Boys and CSI: Miami. So, do you think he makes a good Superman? Let us know!