SPOILER WARNING! If you haven’t yet watched the first episode of Season 2 of “Superman & Lois” you may want to stop reading now.
All throughout “What Lies Beneath,” the first episode of Season 2 of “Superman & Lois,” the town of Smallville is troubled by tremors and what they assume to be an earthquake. However, in the final sequence of the episode we see a giant gloved fist smashing through rock, deep underground.
Comic book fans will have automatically thought “Doomsday”… and “Superman & Lois” showrunner Todd Helbing told EW.com that the fist did indeed belong to the behemoth who killed Superman in the “Death of Superman” comic book saga.
“That is our homage to a classic Doomsday cover,” said Helbing. “Then in episode 2, you’re going to see him a little bit more. In episode 3, you’ll get the full reveal.”
“We take inspirations from the comics as much as possible, and then we try to twist it. We did the same thing here. I think one of the things that we all really dig about the comic book world, but particularly with the villains, is finding ways to use assumptions about a character, and then flipping that, and finding ways to explain things that haven’t been explained in the comics, like the use of something, or why a character does a certain thing. It’ll all be revealed in episode 3, but there are a couple little things that we’re doing that I can’t explain too much, because I’ll give it away, but you’ll see how we’re influenced by certain pieces and why we used it to create work that is hopefully a cool reveal.”
Titled “The Ties That Bind” the second episode of this new season of “Superman & Lois” is scheduled to air on The CW in the USA on Tuesday, January 18 at 8.00pm ET/PT.