When we think of Superman, we don’t exactly think of Dean Cain. Yes, the actor portrayed Superman on television, but since his 1993 television series Lois & Clark, we’ve seen many Supermen come and go. That said, is Cain reprising his role on the new Supergirl series?
Right now, we don’t know but it’s looking very promising. According to TVLine, Cain and Helen Slater have been tapped into the CW series in top secret roles, but given that Slater played Supergirl in the 1984 film, and Cain was Superman, it looks promising that they’ll both don the cape.
Perhaps we’ll get to see Slater portraying an older, more sophisticated Supergirl to Melissa Benoist’s present day version on the series? Another thing to consider is if the two will have recurring roles or if they’re just making a guest appearance on the new CW show. If the series gets ordered based off of the pilot, we’ll find out sooner or later.
So far, fans are already talking about Dean Cain and Helen Slater’s addition to the cast.
@AwesomEmergency it’s just awesome that they keep bringing people from the old shows and movies. What if they play the Foster parents.
— Melody (@melowdee) February 27, 2015
— Eddie Rivera (@EddieRiv87) February 27, 2015
— Douchemaster McChest (@Will_Crawford21) February 27, 2015
This is yet another casting announcement about the upcoming CW series. Yesterday, the Inquisitr reported that Grey’s Anatomy‘s Chyler Leigh was making her way to the series as Kara Zor-El’s foster sister. Leigh will play Kara’s older sister, who has been obsessed with her sister’s super powers, which led her to her career as a doctor.
In addition to Leigh, Benoist, and the former Super alumnus, Calista Flockhart will be joining the cast, as well. Flockhart is playing Cat Grant, Kara’s alter ego. She owns CatCo, the company that Kara works for. Selfie’s David Harewood is joining as Hank Henshaw, which E! described as, “a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. For those not well-versed in DC comics history, Hank Henshaw is famous in the comics for being Cyborg Superman.”
What do you think of Dean Cain and Helen Slater joining the cast?
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