Fan Fest San Jose took place across this past weekend at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, where some of the cast members of The CW’s superhero TV shows were in attendance. Tyler Hoechlin, who has appeared as Clark Kent/Superman in a number of “Supergirl” episodes, spoke about his upcoming involvement in the 3-night “Elseworlds” crossover event and what it’s been like working with Elizabeth “Bitsie” Tulloch in the role of Lois Lane.
“Bitsie in a way is very Lois Lane like,” he revealed. “She’s had as similar upbringing, in strange ways.”
“Even when we first introduced our version of Clark and Supergirl and Superman a couple years ago, he’s an established Superman. He’s been doing this while and that relationship with Lois has been there for a while. They are very much an item, his better half, because they’re at that point.”
As for how he originally landed the role, Hoechlin says it all started with a half-hour meeting he had with producers.
“We talked about what’s cool about Superman, and what stood out about him to me in general. Two weeks later, I got a phone call with the offer. We had a very similar view of who Superman was in this world in the context of this show.”
When approaching the character, Hoechlin explains his personal thoughts on who Superman/Clark Kent is.
“There’s Clark, Clark the performance, and then there’s Superman. Superman is a public image. He’s not Superman to him he’s just Clark. So, sometimes he has to be the full character of Clark. Sometimes, he has to be a little of that and close to center, and sometimes he’s rawly himself. For me it sits in at least five different places, and figuring out with the context of the scene who’s in the scene, where that needle is moving one way or the other.”
So will we ever see him starring in his own Superman TV series?
“I cannot confirm anything like that,” he says. “I hear all the same stuff, But I have no idea where it comes from. In this world of TV and movies, anything can happen. I feel like there are a lot of people in some offices who are making those decisions. When I first said I was doing this, it was with two episodes. Now it’s turned into seven episodes. We’ve tripled what it was going to be, so it’s nice to do what we’ve been able to do so far.”