The CW’s “Supergirl” wraps up the second part of its two-part, second season opener tonight with Tyler Hoechlin reprising his role of Superman from last week. Unfortunately it seems that will be the last we’ll see of him for some time.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Kryptonsite during a recent Q&A that these opening two episodes are the only ones that Warners has granted them permission to include an appearance by the character in. He goes on to say there’s no plans for a “Superman” series spin-off, but they are trying to get Hoechlin back onboard for more episodes:
“We’re so happy with what we get to do. I don’t mean for that to sounds as bad as it does, but we asked if we could have Superman in the first episode, and DC and Warner Bros. said ‘you could have him for the first two episodes’ and we were like ‘great!’
I’m not going to sit here and say that there’s never going to be a world in which there’s a Superman TV show and that Tyler’s going to star in it – I don’t know what the future holds, but right now that’s not our focus. Right now, we’re working on Supergirl, which is the flagship, and we’re working on a way for Tyler to reprise the role. That’s really what our focus is: on Supergirl.”
Ahead of tonight’s episode ‘The Last Children of Krypton’, a new poster is out for it which pays homage to the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ comic.
— Supergirl (@TheCWSupergirl) October 17, 2016