National City villains take note: Superman will fly into town for ti Supergirl season 2 premiere!
The bussing metropolis (heh) is already home to one Kryptonian, but Kara Danvers' (Melissa Benoist)cousin will make it a double. Unlike last year, this version of Clark Kent will be fully-grown and ready to fight.
"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 Kriesberg told IGN. "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!"
Like all DC television shows, Supergirl will not draw from DC's cinematic universe. Just as Grant Gustin won't play the Flash on the big screen, Henry Cavill won't bring his hero to primetime.
As The CW series looks for its Man of Steel, we're more interested in finding out exactly why Mr. Kent will swoop into town. We're willing to bet it has a little something to do with that Kryptonian pod that crashed landed as "Better Angels" came to a close.
"Obviously it's our big cliffhanger of the season, so I'm not fully inclined to let everyone know who shot J.R," Kriesberg informed Entertainment Weekly. "It's an important character, and they'll play an important role in season 2."
Monday's announcement also has fans wondering of Superman could play an extended role in Kara's story. It would be incredible if writers could loop Kal-El into DC TV's four-way crossover this winter. Considering the sheer number of heroes scattered across Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, however, dropping the Daily Planet photog into the mix would be a little too much.
Find out more when Supergirl returns this fall. The series will swap its 8 p.m. ET Monday slot on CBS for the same time frame on The CW.