Despite all of its problems, and there are a lot of them, the DCTV universe known as Arrowverse is still alive and The CW is still planning to expand it even further. The universe started 10 years ago with Arrow, and it started expanding two years later with The Flash. In 2015, the TV show Supergirl joined the Arrowverse lineup. In the second season of Supergirl, Tyler Hoechlin debuted as Arrowverse’s Clark Kent/Superman. After he reprised the role multiple times in Supergirl and other Arrowverse shows as a special guest star, Hoechlin finally got his own spin-off show, along with Elizabeth Tulloch, who is portraying his Lois Lane.
Superman & Lois debuted last year, and it’s currently airing its second season. Despite some fans expressing fatigue with Arrowverse, most fans agreed that Superman & Lois feels like a fresh new chapter of the Arrowverse, considering the series surprisingly good reviews which Arrowverse didn’t get ever since Arrow and The Flash were at their first two seasons. Supergirl series concluded last November after six seasons, but Superman & Lois is still airing, which opened the question if Melissa Benoist, who played the titular hero on Supergirl, might reprise her role in Superman & Lois as a special guest star.
It was revealed last year that writers were planning a small crossover featuring Superman and Supergirl, but COVID-19 restrictions and scheduling conflicts prevented that from happening. Still, Superman star Tyler Hoechlin isn’t losing hope that we might see Melissa Benoist wearing the red cape again.
“I’m such great friends with all those people. We obviously, especially with COVID these last two years, have not been able to see each other as much as we would like to, but they’re just such great people. Having them around in any capacity is always great. So if we can find a way to make that work, that’d be awesome. It’s just a treat to be able to share the stage with them, or share a coffee with them. It’s all the same to me. We have a really great time together. So hopefully, we’ll be that lucky.” — Tyler Hoechlin for ComicBook.com
Melissa Benoist played Kara Danvers/Supergirl in all six seasons of her own series, and she also had multiple guest appearances in other Arrowverse shows thanks to all the crossover events. Last November, the series concluded after six seasons. In the final episode, Kara Danvers revealed her secret identity to the world, but she still continued her work as the Girl of Steel. So, there’s a lot of space and opportunities for this Super crossover to happen. When will that be, and will it happen at all, remains to be seen.
While Hoechlin and Benoist are Superman and Supergirl of DCTV, let’s not forget the DCEU. Sasha Calle is set to debut as DCEU’s Supergirl in the upcoming movie The Flash, which is set to debut in theaters next November. We all know who DCEU’s Superman is, but will we ever see him wearing the cape again. We certainly hope so, but who knows what the future holds.