And the pertinent blurb: “Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this
worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” executive producer
Andrew Kreisberg says. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another
amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”
So, I'll be honest. I don't know this guy. That doesn't worry me at all. I hadn't heard of Grant Gustin or Melissa Benoist either. I trust the casting people on these shows.
Hoechlin certainly looks the part of Superman. And I have heard that Teen Wolf was a good show.
But he seems awful young for the show.
In my head, Superman should be in his late 30's on the show. Kara lands when she's around 12. He is already established as Superman. She is now 24. He should be around 36 to 38. I know somewhere along the way I did the math more elegantly. But this guy looks like he is the same age as Kara. And that seems off. Superman should be older than Jimmy, by far. This actor is younger than Mehcad Brooks.
Now I know people will tell me that there are plenty of comics that show Superman as near immortal, that Kryptonians age slowly in a yellow sun environment. But I don't think we need that here.
Who knows, maybe this guy is in the pod? Maybe this is a Superman from elsewhere? Or elsewhen? I doubt that too.
So while I have trust in the folks who run the show, I am a bit worried about this. I guess we'll need to see how it all plays out.