September 7, 2016: Tyler Hoechlin on Learning to Fly as Superman

In another video interview with the cast of “Supergirl”, EW.com find out how they feel about making the move from CBS to The CW, whether Jimmy and Kara will be together, what’s happening with Winn, and how much of Superman we’ll be seeing in Season 2.

“I wouldn’t use the word difficult,” Hoechlin tells EW. “I would use the word painful after hour seven or eight. It’s a harness that’s not necessarily the most comfortable thing to wear. It really only holds you up with two straps and they go from the back part of your waist, through the legs, up to the front part of the waist, and so it’s just not the most comfortable way to be supporting your entire body weight for that amount of time.”

Fortunately for the newbie superhero, Hoechlin suffered no major mishaps during his first time in the rig. “No falling upside down, none of that yet,” he says. “I’ve spared myself embarrassment for the moment. So far I’m one for one, so we’ll see if day two brings any problems.”

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Lois
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Was really fun watching that video and it’s SUPER too. Cannot wait to see Tyler as Superman flying in Supergirl.

doomsday745
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Reeve made it seem natural and easy.

JasEl
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Reeve was an avid hang glider(ist?), so holding himself in the wires was old hat to him.

MattComics
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Tyler buddy I know it’s not easy but believe me when I say that seeing *you* flying is going to be so much better than seeing a little CG man flitting about. Even if the effect is a little unpolished by big budget Hollywood standards the human element makes the difference IMO. @doomsday745. I agree Chris really did make it seem natural. I also liked the little subtle touches he would add. Something as simple as pulling his arms back behind him as a way of showing he was slowing his momentum before he landed. I can’t remember if it… Read more »
doomsday745
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Yea, he would do movements with his arms and hands that did sell the effect of flying; and never looked rigid nor awkward when doing it.

robojac
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I think Reeve made it look natural because he was also an aviator/pilot.

mpurple23@aol.com
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Here are my 2 cents….There are different versions of superman which in my opinion allows room for more fans. Some people like the Chrisotopher Reeve vesion, Dean Cain version, Tom welling or Henry Cavill, some even the black and white version Reeves. I personally enjoy all of them. I think they are all great in their own way. They all reveal a different side of the character. I know not all or going to like it and thats fine, but having said that I will say this. I think that all the actors I have seen so far play superman… Read more »
macca38
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I prefer when Superman / Supergirl flight sequences are performed in harness with wires. The taking off / landing of characters in Reeve films, Supergirl movie & Superboy were excellent. They add belief to the characters ability to fly were Snyder films failed in that regard, they went back to the Lois & Clark production I thought. Look at the wirework in Supergirl film when she discovers flight – great sequence. I’m not a fan of throwing the cape over the camera lens, a big whoosh sound & everyone looks to the sky. Nor am I impressed with CGI in… Read more »
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