‘Superman & Lois’ returns to TV – He’s wearing the suit, thank the Presence
The DC Arrowverse on The CW has given us everything we wanted from the DC Movie Universe. It’s a perfect blend of campy and sweet and serious, and a welcome palate refresher whenever we think of the bloated mess that was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Or Justice League. Or Suicide Squad. Or anything that wasn’t Wonder Woman.
The CW’s Arrow is ending with ten final episodes, and the season is expected to function as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff focusing on Green Arrow and the Canaries, featuring Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters), Katie Cassidy Rodgers, and Juliana Harkavy. However, the network is clearly in need of another square-jawed superhero.
Enter Superman (and Lois)
Yes, we’ve had some form of Superman on our screens for more than a decade, but we’re still excited about The CW’s planned show, Superman & Lois.
It’s a series about Superman. Not a prequel where he never ever ever puts on the dumb suit, nor about his estranged family members, nor about the complicated politics of Krypton, nor about his work on the Justice League – it’s just about Superman acting really super, man.
The CW’s Superman & Lois series is in active development and is expected to follow “the world’s most famous Super Hero and comic books’ most famous journalist” as they “deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society”, according to Deadline.
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Tyler Hoechlin put on the combination of stretchy tights and nerd glasses to portray Superman in the Arrowverse and on Supergirl, both on The CW, and he’ll be joined by Elizabeth Tulloch as fearless reporter Lois Lane. Tulloch debuted as Lois in the 2018’s “Elseworlds” crossover event, which will be interesting since during the television event, Lois was revealed to be pregnant and the couple went off to live on Argo.
According to IGN, Superman & Lois is expected to focus on that pregnancy and raising a child when you are A) a world-famous superhero B) a world-famous reporter or C) both. The series is expected to follow Lois & Clark as they attempt to balance professional responsibilities, parenthood, marriage, and nefarious evildoers bent on world domination.
IGN added their child will be revealed in the upcoming five-part crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” to explain why the couple has been off world so long during the more recent seasons of Supergirl.
Who else is expected to show up on the program? Mister Mxyzptlk?
Sadly, we still have to wait and see what supervillains Superman will face during the new series. There has been no news about any of our favorite Superman villains, including Mister Mxyzptlk, Microwave Man, the Mole Man, and Richard Pryor (playing Gus Gorman.)
However, Todd Helbing, the former showrunner for The Flash, is expected to write the series and will serve as an executive producer with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns.
If that means we get Superman v Gorilla Grodd: Dawn of Justice on the Planet of the Apes, we can’t wait.