Superman will finally make a full appearance in the first two episodes of season two of Supergirl, airing Mondays at 8/7 central on The CW this fall.
In a statement released by Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg on behalf of the show’s producing team, Kreisberg stated, “Greg, Ali and I are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl.”
Superman has sort of been seen in the series during season one, but not in all his super-glory. We have either seen him in shadow or really blurry. This was done so that Supergirl could be shown as a hero in her own right instead of just a stand-in for her more famous cousin. His stand-in in season one was played by actor Kevin Caliber, who would appear in scenes requiring a physical presence, like Kara getting a hand up out of her rocket in the pilot episode.
We also saw a young version of Kal-El, played by Daniel DiMaggio, in the episode, “For the Girl Who has everything”, when Kara was under the thrall of the Black Mercy plant.
While there is no word on who will be cast in the role yet, a press release from Warner Bros. stated, “We are currently in the casting process for this role,” So this probably means you won’t be seeing movie Superman Henry Cavill crossing over into the TV universe. Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg told Comicbook.com last November, “if you’re going to cast Superman, you’ve got cast Superman right!”
Supergirl will air its sophomore season on The CW after moving from CBS, which co-owns the smaller network with Time-Warner.