The CW’s Arrowverse will be growing a little larger next year with the debut of Superman & Lois, a new series that will star Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. Hoechlin has largely worn the same suit for his appearances across the Arrowverse, but it seems that he’ll be sporting fresh duds for the new show.
Tyler Hoechlin has revealed the first look at Superman’s new suit, which isn’t a huge departure from his previous suit, but it does look more streamlined. “I find that the new suit is representative of the show,” said Hoechlin in a statement. “Just as this suit is unique and set apart from the ones that preceded it, the story we’re telling about Clark/Superman at this point in his life is unique and something we’ve never seen before. I appreciate the opportunity to wear the suit and the responsibility that comes with it.” Check out the new suit below!
Tyler Hoechlin continued: “It’s always interesting when I’m asked how I feel about ‘my new suit,’ because I’ve always felt that the suit doesn’t belong to me; it belongs to everyone that finds some kind of meaning in that suit, in the symbol on the chest. I just happen to be the one wearing it. I come from the world of baseball and a line of coaches that always preached that the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back. Because when you wear that jersey, it represents not only you, but your entire team, and everyone that has ever worn that jersey that came before you. So when I wear the suit, that’s what it means to me. It represents everything that Superman stands for and has stood for, for almost a century now. And I look forward to carrying on that tradition.” The new suit, which was designed by Laura Jean Shannon, also has a practical reason for existing, as Superman & Lois showrunner Todd Helbing revealed earlier this year that Hoechlin’s previous suit “wasn’t built to sustain a series.” Shannon commented on the new design in her own statement:
We got Superman into some custom athletic inspired Super-Boots as a ‘jumping off point’ and focused on a new neckline and cape to maximize the billowing and movement we all love to see in the books and films that have defined this character for generations. A streamlined muscle structure and updated paint job combined with some dynamic design lines and a sculpted armored belt all took his established custom fabric into a new direction to solidify the new look for Superman in Superman & Lois.
The first season of Superman & Lois will debut on February 23, 2021. What do you think of Tyler Hoechlin’s new suit?