So far, fans of the TV series Supergirl have been relieved to learn that not too much about the onetime CBS series will change as it moves networks to the superhero-friendly CW lineup. But of the surprise announcements made thus far, easily the biggest was that The Man of Steel would finally appear onscreen in the series' second season. While previously seen only in silhouette or from the neck down in the first season, Superman will show his face for the first time on the light-hearted DC series in the person of Teen Wolf actor Tyler Hoechlin.
Now, BossLogic artist Kode has shared an idea of what Hoechlin's Superman might look like to social media, offering fans a potential glimpse at what the future may have in store.
Tweeted from Kode's @Bosslogic Twitter account, the image shows the former MTV star with Kal-El's glowing red heat-vision eyes and sporting a textured blue and red uniform somewhat resembling a fusion between the uniform of the recently-deceased New 52 comic-book version of Superman and the costume currently worn by Supergirl on the series.
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Of note, Kode's take on The Man of Steel features several acts of creative license that do not appear inspired by any information provided about his series appearance, most notably an S-logo symbol with a silver negative-space around the S rather than the typical yellow (Supergirl's shield has blue space) and the red eyes despite Supergirl's version of heat-vision being blue on the series - though it's reasonable to imagine that aesthetic differences like these may indeed actually come to pass.
Just as the character's official appearance has not yet been revealed, neither have the details of Superman's role in the show. Supergirl's first season ended with a cliffhanger involving a Kryptonian ship similar to the ones that carried Kal-El and Kara Zor-El to Earth, the unseen contents of which provoked a shocked reaction from Supergirl herself. The announcement that Superman will take an active role in at least one episode of the new season has led fans to theorize that the ship will be revealed to contain someone or something of note to the broader Superman mythos.