Tyler Hoechlin distinctly remembers the day he was cast as The CW’s Superman in June of 2016. While driving back from a road trip to Zion National Park with his brother, Hoechlin received an unexpected phone call from his reps just as the pair was passing through Las Vegas. About a week earlier, he had met with executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg to discuss the idea of introducing the Man of Steel in the second season of Supergirl—but didn’t know what he was walking into until an hour before the meeting.
“One of my agents called me and said, ‘Hey, I think I might know what your meeting’s about.’ And they sent me this article that they were looking to cast Superman, and I was like, ‘Okay, maybe… Who knows?’” Hoechlin says over Zoom in a recent interview. “I went in and we talked for about a half an hour and got to know each other better. They said, ‘We’re looking to do this. Is that something you’d be interested in?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, sure. Let’s talk about it!’ We just talked about the character, what we found interesting about him, and it was just that one meeting.”
“I found out later through them that, apparently, that was the only meeting they took for the character,” he says with a laugh, “so they apparently saw something [in me].”
After making guest appearances on a bevy of Arrowverse shows, including Arrow, The Flash, Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow, Hoechlin, who never planned to sign on for more than a couple of high-stakes crossover episodes, discovered that Berlanti and Todd Helbing were developing a new show about Superman and Lois Lane in late 2018. Nearly a year later, Superman & Lois was announced, tasking the famous power couple with their most relatable challenge yet: parenting two teenage boys (among other things in Smallville).
“I always say that it’s not the role that I ever envisioned myself playing, but I think that’s maybe why I’m able to play it the way that I have been,” Hoechlin admits. “It’s been a lot of fun, and thankfully, it’s worked. I grew up with the idea of playing Batman, and I think if I was playing Batman, I’d be very aware that I was playing Batman. So it almost helps in the sense that, for whatever reason, this wasn’t in the forefront of my mind, and it’s made it easier to take on the role.”
FROM THE TIME he was cast more than five years ago, Hoechlin has worked diligently to emulate the Man of Tomorrow’s trademark physique, which he considers “a huge part of the character.” As a former college baseball player for Arizona State and UC Irvine, the 33-year-old says he’s adopted a similar mentality to prepare for his most physically demanding roles, from his early days as Derek Hale on MTV’s supernatural teen drama Teen Wolf to his current portrayal of Clark Kent (and that legendary alter-ego). [More at Source]
I’ve updated the gallery with screencaptures of Tyler as Abe in Palm Springs which is available to stream on Hulu and other VOD services.
I’ve updated the gallery with stills and screencaptures of Tyler in his newest movie “Can You Keep A Secret?”.
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Tyler attending the premiere and after party for his upcoming movie ‘Can You Keep A Secret?’. The movie will have a limited release across the US and will be available on VOD services starting September 13.
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Tyler attending the Laperouse Mask Ball at Paris Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer.
I’ve updated the gallery with stills & screencaptures of Arrowverse’s crossover event for this year, titled Elseworlds. Part 1 aired as part of The Flash yesterday, with Arrow airing tonight and Supergirl airing on Tuesday.
Tyler was in Vegas last week to attend the world premiere of his upcoming movie Bigger. He was joined by his co-star Julianne though we don’t have any photos of them together. The movie is expected to hit theatres sometimes in October so we can hope for Tyler to be doing some promotion in New York & Los Angeles. I’ve updated the gallery with 40 pictures of Tyler during the premiere.
I’ve updated the gallery with high quality screencaptures of Tyler in his latest movie The Domestics. The movie had a limited release across the US and released digitally on VOD services.
surprising us all but mostly me, Tyler was out & about in Paris Fashion Week. Check out the photos from the few events he attended.
I’ve updated the gallery with the newely released stills & posters of Tyler’s newest movie The Domestics.