‘It wouldn’t be the Supergirl from Arrowverse’: Superman and Lois Star Tyler Hoechlin Hints Melissa Benoist May Return as Supergirl But as a Multiverse Variant

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Rather successful compared to the DCEU, the Arrowverse has been running since 2012. It started off with the show Arrow, starring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow and David Ramsey as John Diggle. It finally saw the inclusion of big blue’s cousin in Supergirl played by Melissa Benoist.

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Melissa Benoist as Supergirl in the show.

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Following the adventures of Superman’s cousin Supergirl, the show ran for 6 seasons before not receiving a renewal. Many fans were confused by the absence of Superman until his appearance in the second season of the show. This appearance led to the spin-off show, Superman & Lois.


Superman and Lois do not belong to the Arrowverse

Fans picked up on the absence of any reference to the Arrowverse in the show, which made many suspects that the show was independent of the main universe. Some inconsistencies such as a different design of the Fortress of Solitude and a lack of CW heroes further added to the suspicion.

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Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in Superman and Lois.

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In the last episode of season 2, “Waiting for Superman” confirmed to separate existence of the how as General Sam Lane, father of Lois Lane stated that Superman was the only hero of their world, as “he’s the finest of ant Earth.”


Different Supergirl to return?

Since the end of Supergirl in season 6, fans have been wishing to see Melissa Benoist return to her role, and recent news suggests she might return in Superman and Lois. But as the shows exist in different universes, we might not see the same Supergirl.

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl alongside Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman.

At the Canadian Fan Expo, Elizabeth Tulloch who played Lois Lane in the show explained that Covid is the reason why the show has featured any crossovers, which could’ve allowed the show to exist independently. She also commented on the return of Supergirl, she stated:

“She [Melissa Benoist] has expressed interest to me in doing it… I know that we would love to work with her again and Grant [Gustin] and everyone else.”

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Even though there is no official announcement of her return, the showrunner of Superman and Lois, Todd Helbing also commented on the return of Supergirl to The Flash Podcast. He said the Supergirl would be of his universe, with a different backstory, as was for John Diggle.

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