The CW's Supergirl will soon become a family affair, and excitement for Kal-El's arrival on the series has reached an all time high. Actor Tyler Hoechlin will soon step into the iconic red boots of the equally iconic DC legend, and bring us a new small screen version of Clark Kent -- who hasn't been seen since Smallville ended. Hoechlin joins a long line of prestigious names to portray the last son of Krypton, and he definitively proved that he looks the part at this year's San Diego Comic-Con by doing the iconic Superman spit curl. Check it out below to see for yourself.
Cinema Blend was in the audience in Ballroom 20 during the Supergirl panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The crowd cheered wildly for every member of the cast, but Tyler Hoechlin's introduction nearly blew the roof off the building. During a Q&A panel he admitted that he has not tried on the red and blue Superman outfit yet, so he had to settle for putting his hair into the instantly recognizable spit curl that fans have come to know and love from the comics.
It might seem like an incredibly minor detail, but the spit curl is one of those things that fans simply have come to expect from DC comics. Although Henry Cavill's modern incarnation of the Man of Steel has eschewed the hairstyle, most silver and small screen versions of the character has featured it, and it's a mainstay visual cue of his comic book persona.
The fact that the folks at Supergirl have no problem embracing this minor detail of the character could potentially inform their upcoming depiction of the DC god. If we're going to be seeing the spit curl, then it could possibly also lead us to believe that Tyler Hoechlin's version of Superman will have a very chipper, optimistic, and all around Superman-esque persona when he arrives on the silver screen. Supergirl has become known as one of the more vibrant and light-hearted superhero series on television today, so that depiction would mesh perfectly with Superman's surroundings.
Of course, it remains unclear as to whether or not Tyler Hoechlin's version of Superman will actually have a spit curl in his hair when he finally debuts on Supergirl; this could very well just have been a joke for the Comic-Con audience. That being said, it's impossible to deny that -- spit curl or not -- he totally looks the part.
We will bring you more information related to the upcoming season of Supergirl as more details become available to us. The Kryptonian's solo series will debut on The CW on Monday, October 10. For more information related to all of the most highly anticipated fall debuts, check out our comprehensive fall premiere schedule.