When the epic Arrow-verse crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths” finally wound down in The CW in January 2020, one of the big takeaways in the restoration of the multiverse and formation of Earth-Prime was that the “Supergirl” version (former Earth-38) of Superman/Clark Kent (played by Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) have become parents. It was like their comic-book counterparts at the time, only the TV versions have two! Unsurprisingly, The CW followed that up with the announcement of “Superman & Lois,” a spinoff about the Kents’ lives and adventures as a Super-family. There was an initial teaser for it last December, but the effect was too abstract.
But this week, as IGN puts it, The CW has decided to give Arrow-verse regulars, particularly the fans of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman in “Supergirl,” a better look at how he, his wife Lois and their kids will be like in the upcoming series “Superman & Lois.” The teaser image put up by The CW is pure movie poster delight, with big-head visuals of Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the world’s greatest superhero and reporter, respectively. To their lower right are (left to right) actors Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent and Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent.
DC fans who also read the comics know that at the time this CW spinoff was announced, the comic-book Superman and Lois were also parents to one son, young Jonathan Kent who has taken up the costumed identity of Superboy (and usually partners with Batman’s son Damian Wayne as Robin). In more recent story arcs, extraordinary circumstances grew Jon from 10 years old to 17. Fittingly that meshes with the older age of the TV Jon and his bro Jordan, with Clark himself getting the grizzled treatment by boasting some prominent stubble on his chin.
Early info by The CW on “Superman & Lois” (not seen much in the December 2020 trailer) puts Clark, Lois, Jon and Jordan Kent back in Smallville, Kansas to settle some family business. Said business involves Clark reuniting with high-school sweetheart Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a loan officer married to Smallville’s fire chief, Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez). They have a daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette), whom the Kent brothers befriend. Clark must balance being a family man with being Superman, being called on by Lois’ father General Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh) for some crisis or other. And the arrival in town of an unknown figure (Wole Parks) brings danger ever closer.
As the poster says, “Superman & Lois” will premiere February 23 on The CW with an hour-and-a-half pilot premiere. In subsequent weeks the extra 30 minutes will be given over to the after-show special “Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope.”
Images from Comic Book Resources