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‘But he steals so much from Cavill’: Tyler Hoechlin Reveals He Didn’t Watch a Single Live-Action Superman Movie To Prepare For The Role

The CW’s Arrowverse show, Superman & Lois, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch is a surprisingly good digression from what viewers are accustomed to when they think of the Man of Steel. Having spent a lifetime fighting aliens, monsters, villains, and threats of all forms, Clark Kent and Lois Lane now explore the trials and tribulations of domestic life, all the while making sure the world is safe and everything’s upright.

Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch star in the CW show as titular Superman Lois
Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch star in The CW show as the titular Superman & Lois

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The CW show has received widespread appreciation and acclaim from its viewers for highlighting the “complexities that come with balancing work, justice, and parenthood in today’s society” (according to IMDb). The superhero drama spanning 2 seasons has a rating of 7.8 on IMDb and 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Tyler Hoechlin’s Performance As The Man of Steel

Tyler Hoechlin first shot into global fame was playing Michael Sullivan Jr. in the Sam Mendes-directed 2002 crime drama film, Road to Perdition. Apart from working in an ensemble movie, the actor has had a good run in supernatural shows playing the hero who saves the day. Hoechlin appeared as a series regular cast in the long-running supernatural teen drama, Teen Wolf (2011-2017).

Tyler Hoechlin as Superman
Tyler Hoechlin as Superman

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At the 2022 SDCC panel, the actor made an appearance beside the show’s star, Tyler Posey to announce the Teen Wolf movie. However, his other notable performance as Clark Kent aka Superman in The CW show, Superman & Lois did not go unrecognized. When asked about his performance, he claims that he hasn’t seen a single Superman movie although he plans on binge-watching all of them after he is done with the show so that it doesn’t inadvertently influence or affect his take on the superhero.

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Tyler Hoechlin On Fatherhood in Superman & Lois

While talking about his character’s journey in The CW Network piece, Tyler Hoechlin speaks of how Clark Kent reasserts his importance of being a father and putting his family above all else.

“What I most enjoyed about Clark’s journey was him becoming a better father to his kids. In life, I have realized that family is everything. I think you always hear that family is the most important thing, but as you get older, that starts to ring a little bit more true.”

Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent in Superman & Lois Season 2
Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent in Superman & Lois Season 2

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Besides serving as the resident superhero of Smallville, Clark Kent has also crossed over to National City where Tyler Hoechlin has had the opportunity to work with Melissa Benoist in the superhero show, Supergirl. However, now that his CW project is at an impasse following the Teen Wolf movie revival, it remains to be seen where Superman & Lois takes us in the future and what it has planned for its upcoming season. Since the network has officially renewed Superman & Lois for Season 3.

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