Superman officially entered the Arrowverse–or CWverse as they’d prefer we call it these days–when actor Tyler Hoechlin slipped into the red-and-blue jumpsuit for the Supergirl Season 2 premiere. Supes made a big splash last year, though, during the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths event, when the network announced he would be getting his own series, Superman and Lois, separate from Supergirl. Superman and Lois’ debut is imminent, and we have a new trailer and release date to get us prepped for the show.
The newest trailer doesn’t show us much that we can consider concrete, but shows Hoechlin as Superman, talking about his fractured life, literally pulling on cables to bring his life back together. There are still images of Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), and the iconic couple’s two sons. Jonathan Kent is played 19-year-old Jordan Elsass, while the younger Jordan Kent is played by 16-year-old Alex Garfin. Check it out below:
The focus on family solves one of Superman‘s most consistent problems of being too invincible of a character to write for, but it also opens up the show up to the dangerous temptation to shift focus away from the superheroics and onto subjects like teen romance and Smallville-style “no capes” superpowers.
We’ll see what Superman and Lois has in store for the Man of Steel when it debuts on February 23, 2021. That’s just a few weeks after the current “January 2021” air date for Supergirl’s sixth and final season.