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Superman Is Coming to ‘Supergirl’ Season Two

But he won't be played by Henry Cavill.



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Supergirl” premiered last fall to favorable reviews and high support from fans, who took kindly to the show’s comparatively upbeat approach to comic-book fare. Melissa Benoist’s performance in the title role in particular received praise, though many have wondered whether another well-known figure whose name begins with “Super” would be making an appearance. It’s now been confirmed that Superman will indeed be coming to “Supergirl,” though we don’t yet know who will portray the iconic character.

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Andrew Kreisberg, the show’s executive producer, said in a statement that “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!” Casting is currently underway, meaning that the Man of Steel will not be portrayed by Henry Cavill, who plays him in the ongoing film series.

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No other information is being shared at this time, though that’s sure to change in the coming weeks and months. “Supergirl” returns to the CW this fall.

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