So, you love Superman (as classically portrayed), you probably loved Smallville back in the day, and you think Henry Cavill's version of the Man of Steel has an unhealthy addiction to giving stankface? Well, you're probably stoked for the imminent return of Supergirl for Season 2 — and this time, Kal-El (the classic, smiling version with the bright blue suit) is right there with her.
Yup, The CW aren't taking any chances, and Supergirl's new home brings with it the chance to see Kara Zor-El team up with her more famous cousin on screen. Considering Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman, is also joining the show as the President, not to mention Miss Martian and Metallo being inducted into Supergirl lore, it's basically the stuff of geek dreams — and just in case there wasn't enough hype already, a new trailer has given us our first look at the two Kryptonians in action together.
Check out the new Supergirl Season 2 trailer below ahead of the show's channel-hopping return on The CW:
In the promo, seemingly by chance, Supergirl shows up at the scene of an Earth-bound spacecraft hurtling down from the sky right at the same time as Superman. The world, its media, and Cat Grant also happen to watch on helplessly. Is that coincidence, or part of a bigger plan devised to bring Kara and Kal-El together? Whatever's going on, this vision of Superman seems far more comic book-aligned than the Henry Cavill interpretation from Batman v Superman and Man of Steel.
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For now, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) is set to appear in the first two episodes of Season 2, and whether or not he comes back probably hangs on the reception to these two instalments. Even if not, fighting alongside Superman in a way that demonstrates the sheer scale of her abilities can only be a good thing for Kara's character development.
The first episode of Season 2, titled 'The Adventures of Supergirl', airs October 10 on The CW, followed by 'The Last Children of Krypton' on October 17. Somewhere down the line, Kevin Smith is set to direct an episode, while there'll be a mega-crossover with The CW's other Berlanti-verse shows and a musical ep with The Flash. If Supergirl still doesn't do it for you, it may be time to hitch a lift back to Krypton.
Should Superman return to Supergirl, or is Kara strong enough alone?