One of the things that has constantly been looming over the head of Supergirl is the fact that Superman, her cousin, actually exist in the realm of the show. We’ve seen him as a child, but the adult version of Superman – or Clark Kent – has either come in the form of a silhouette, or through a chat on a computer screen. The show runners have always had some semi-logical reason for his lack of appearances in the show, but as time went on, it became less and less believable that he’d just never show up to help her when she was in trouble (more than once, anyway). Looks like they’re trying to switch things up next season though.
That’s right, we’re going to get a real good look at the Man of Steel in Season 2 of Supergirl. Here’s an announcement made by the show’s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg:
“Greg, Ali and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl. 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!”
Warner Bros. TV has stated that they are “currently in the casting process for this role,” meaning we can obviously not expect to see Henry Cavill’s Superman in the show. There’s a fear among fans that Superman’s appearance in the show could overshadow Supergirl, seeing as how they made such a big point in making it known that it was her story, not his. They just have to tread carefully with his proper introduction into the show. Hopefully they pull it off somehow.
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Supergirl Season 2 will return in Fall on The CW.