Posted by Tyler Callaway @TylerC
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The news is spreading like wild fire and Tyler Hoechlin's star is about to rise very quickly. You may be a big fan of his or this could be your first time hearing his name, but you'll soon be on board with the latest casting choice to play Superman in The CW's Supergirl Season 2.

Tyler Hoechlin is well known for his recent role in the MTV show Teen Wolf, but the 28-year old actor has been acting for a long time and has many more acting credits to his name. He is an up and coming actor that could steal the show as Clark Kent and give Henry Cavill a run for his money.

Tyler Hoechlin Almost Pursued a Career in Baseball

Tyler Hoechlin playing for UC-Irvine.
Tyler Hoechlin playing for UC-Irvine.

Hoechlin had been balancing baseball and acting since he was nine years-old and was a talented baseball player for Arizona State University and then later UC-Irvine. As his baseball career continued he eventually realized that he was going to have to either give up acting or give up baseball.

While at UC-Irvine he injured himself and it made the decision a lot easier for him. He told ESPN:

"It was like an answered prayer. It was like the decision was made for me, I wasn't going to quit until someone told me to stop."

Still, he got the best of both worlds when he starred in Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!!

Tyler Hoechlin Played Michael Sullivan Jr. in Road to Perdition

Tyler Hoechlin in "Road to Perdition."
Tyler Hoechlin in "Road to Perdition."

If he looks familiar and you're not a fan of Teen Wolf, then you may recognize him from when he was 15 and got his first big break in Hollywood as Michael Sullivan Jr. In Road to Perdition starring opposite Tom Hanks.

He was nominated for six awards from the part and won the Young Artist and Saturn Award for best young actor in a leading role.

Tyler Hoechlin's Character on Teen Wolf is Far From Superman

Tyler Hoechlin in "Teen Wolf."
Tyler Hoechlin in "Teen Wolf."

His character on Teen Wolf, Derek Hale, plays a major role in the show's story and it's not always as the hero. The character is very dark and brooding and could probably even be classified as more of an anti-hero.

The fact that he has been cast in such a different role speaks volumes to the range that the Supergirl team believe Tyler Hoechlin possesses.

Tyler Hoechlin Is a CW Alumni

Tyler Hoechlin in "7th Heaven."
Tyler Hoechlin in "7th Heaven."

The CW is known for recycling actors from previous shows, and Tyler Hoechlin is no exception: The actor played Martin Brewer on the hit show 7th Heaven.

He appeared in 84 episodes and was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards and another Young Artist Award.

Tyler Hoechlin Was Almost Edward Cullen in Twilight

Robert Pattinson in "Twilight."
Robert Pattinson in "Twilight."

He was originally up for the role of Edward Cullen in the highly successful Twilight franchise, but turned it down to pursue baseball. This was, of course, before he was sure which profession he wanted to ultimately pursue.

Tyler Hoechlin is in the Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel

He has landed the role of Boyce Fox in the sequel to the film Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker. The character was only referenced in the books, but the director plans on him having a bigger role, which is why he cast such an up and coming actor in the role.

Tyler Hoechlin Played Schroeder From Peanuts

In a short film made by Funny or Die called Charlie Brown: Blockhead's Revenge, he starred along side fellow Teen Wolf stars Colton Haynes and Dylan O'Brien.

Tyler Hoechlin was the first actor rumored to play Batman in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Before Ben Affleck was cast as Batman and news was made about Bruce Wayne being portrayed by an older actor, Hoechlin was apparently heavily considered for the role.

Comic Book News broke the news back in 2013 that Hoechlin was brought in for a screen test with Henry Cavill, but clearly they decided to go in a different direction with the character.

What did you guys think? Are you excited for the new Superman? Tell me what you think in the comments!