The Supergirl / Arrowverse spinoff Superman & Lois, with Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in the title roles, treats us with a first hint at what the new series will be like.
The CW has officially released the unveiled the first trailer for their newest Arrowverse spin-off, Superman & Lois. The new series plays heavily on the events of last year’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Arrowverse crossover event, bending reality even further by giving Clark and Lois not one son, but two – and not just babies, either, now they’re two teenage sons, and the iconic couple must now deal with having an unexpectedly large family with a history they’ve largely missed thanks to the warpage of reality as the multiverse is slammed back together from the diverse shards.
Superman & Lois will pick up with the iconic couple following the surprise twist that their infant son has now, as a result of Crisis, become two teenage boys. After a tragic event in Metropolis, Clark and Lois decide to move to Smallville as they tackle parenthood alongside their responsibilities as a superhero and a world famous journalist, respectively. Superman & Lois has hinted it will depict a classic Clark even as it offers a fresh take on him through his struggles of being a parent.
This is the first time we get to see the new Superman suit in action as well, which is a welcome change. Fans had been critical of the tinkering the costume had suffered at the hands of Supergirl’s costume designers, and it now more closely resembles the New 52 Superman costume design. It’s still not the classic look, but it’s better than the cape being held on with giant golden staples.
The trailer itself gives us a look at some of the basic premise of the show. This time, the focus is on family and how the new circumstances reshape Clark and Lois and the new Clark clan. The two boys are played by Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent, a kind, clean-cut boy, and Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent, the more intelligent of the two and more prone to social anxiety. We can surmise that their differences will make for some interesting storylines. The screenwriters would be missing a bet if they don’t make it so that only one of the boys will have inherited their father’s powers.
Being Superman puts everyone around Clark Kent at risk at least some of the time. How he deals with that existential threat and being a father at the same time will make for some great television.
The series premieres on The CW on February 23, 2021.
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