With the premiere of Supergirl’s second season on the CW last week, we’ve now been able to watch the titular superhero team up with her well known cousin, Superman, twice. While it’s been great to have the iconic DC character on Supergirl, it’s not his series, and fans have begun to ask if they’re ever going to get a Superman show on the network.
Unfortunately, fans will be waiting for quite some time, according to Supergirl showrunner Andrew Kreisberg. Kreisberg told Superman fan site KryptonSite that when it came to acquiring the rights to the character for the new season, he and his team went into the negotiations hoping to secure a one-episode appearance. When DC offered them two, they took it and didn’t ask questions.
“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 [Hoechlin] going to star in it — I don’t know what the future holds, but right now that’s not our focus,” Kreisberg said. “Right now, we’re working on Supergirl, which is the flagship, and we’re working on a way for Tyler to reprise the role.”
Part of that effort includes making the most of the time they have with Hoechlin, including recreating the iconic 1985 Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 cover, on which Superman holds his dead cousin in his arms. Ahead of the second episode, the network released its own version of the cover, with Hoechilin holding Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist in his arms. It can be seen below.
Supergirl airs on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.