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Published On: Mon, Nov 30th, 2015

‘Supergirl’ to cast a teen version of Superman, actor with ‘future leading man looks’

The new DC Comics TV series Supergirl had some strong opening ratings with a strong premiere in the fall. Now news comes that the show will be adding a teen version of Superman, Kara’s Kryptonian cousin, in a future episode.

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Superman Man of Steel comic con poster

TV Line has the news that Supergirl is looking for a 13-year old actor with “future leading man looks” to play young Kal-El in a series of flashbacks that will establish the relationship between the two in the 13th episode of the season.

Kara was sent to Earth to protect her cousin and watch over him as he grew, but her ship was knocked off course, stranding her in The Phantom Zone while Kal-El grew into Superman. That means when Kal-El was 13, Kara wouldn’t be anywhere near Superman.

Fans appear to feel that Melissa Benoist perfectly fits into the role of Kara as well as the appealing presence of Superman, just a phone call away if there’s ever any trouble.

A blurry, shadowy version of Supes showed up to help chase away Reactron in a recent episode as Supergirl is still learning, but with Superman always around, people are constantly waiting for him to show up. Maybe he needs to go off on a mission for a few years so Supergirl can really take charge.

Supergirl also stars Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant,Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, and Dean Cain and Helen Slater as Kara’s earthly foster parents.

Supergirl airs at 8pm ET/7pm CT on CBS.

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