Superman to appear in TV’s Supergirl…in a way

Clark walks into Kara's coffee shop in Supergirl 36 (2015)

That awkward moment when your cousin shows up at your work sporting “I’m going through some stuff” facial hair

CBS isn’t casting Superman…exactly…but he’s going to appear in a way.

As confirmed by Geoff Johns, Superman and Batman will not be appearing in any Warner Bros. TV series as the TV and film universes are completely separate continuities (apparently the restriction only applies to TV, because they’ve since announced a film version of The Flash for 2018 which will probably never materialize). But that isn’t stopping CBS from doing what they can to make Superman a part of the Supergirl universe!

Last week Project Casting posted that CBS is casting for a Superman body double for the Supergirl pilot, as well as for infants to play the part of (presumably) baby Kal-El.

Central Casting is looking for photo doubles and twins to work on an upcoming Supergirl TV pilot filming in March. Producers are looking for a photo double that is 5’11 or taller and has a ripped physique. In addition, producers are looking for twins to work on an upcoming scene filming on the Supergirl TV pilot.

‘Supergirl’ Casting Call

Photo Double Casting Call

We are looking for BODY DOUBLE for a DC Comic Superhero – You must be available for an interview this Thursday [Feb 26] and if selected will work several day during March. This is for a CBS pilot. You can be SAG or Non-Union.
You should be 5’11 or taller and be Square Jawed and have a ripped physique.
You must send a bodyshot, shirtless, sizes, current contact info and your first five to [email redacted] – in the subject line write SUPERMAN

Twins Casting Call

We are looking for Caucasian, 6-9 month old Identical Twins Boys and Identical Twin Girls for a new CBS TV Pilot. They must have a current entertainment work permit. Send photos, age, contact info , a copy of permit to [email redacted] – in the subject line write TWIN BOYS OR TWIN GIRLS depending on who’s be [sic] submitted.

[via Project Casting]

I’m pretty excited that the show is finding a way to include Superman in the pilot in one way or another, even if it’s just an obscured/rear view appearance. Having a live actor to lend a real physical presence to Superman and – hopefully – interact with Kara in some way makes me happy.