By Shawn Rice
Superman will be making his return to the small screen. Another Kryptonian is coming back to National City as E! News reports that Tyler Hoechlin will reprise the role of Superman in the second season finale of “Supergirl.” When producer Greg Berlanti originally negotiated for the use of the character, Warner Bros gave permission for two episodes. Apparently he went back to the negotiating table and was able to secure the character for one more appearance.
Superman will once again join with Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl.
Hoechlin played the role in the first two episodes of the season, but has not appeared in the series since. The show is currently on hiatus, but will return April 24 for the final run of episodes capping off with the season finale set to air on May 22nd on The CW. The news follows on from the announcement earlier today that Katrina Law would be reprising her role of Nyssa Al Ghul on “Arrow” in the upcoming fifth season finale.
Also returning will be Cat Grant played by Calista Flockhart. Details on Cat Grant’s return are being kept tightly under wraps, other than Flockhart will appear in the final two episodes of the season, slated for Monday, May 15 and the finale on Monday, May 22.
A series regular in season 1, Flockhart took on a recurring guest star role when production on the CW super series moved to Vancouver in season 2. The character exited in the second episode of the season, during which Cat declared it was time for her to move on — she had dominated the media world, but felt stagnant, so she took a leave of absence to conquer new challenges. She has not been seen since, according to EW.
At 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escapes doom on planet Krypton to find protection on Earth with the Danver family, where she grows up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learns to hide the extraordinary powers she shares with her cousin, Superman. Now an adult living in National City and working for media mogul Cat Grant, Kara finds her days of keeping her abilities a secret are over when super-secret agency head Hank Henshaw enlists her to help protect the city’s citizens from threats. Finally coming into her own, Kara must juggle her new responsibilities with her very human relationships.
What do you think of Superman returning to Supergirl? Do you like seeing the pair together? What do you think of Hoechlin’s take on Superman? Let us know in the comments section.
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