The show is called Supergirl, but fans have been curious if the show will be limited to the appearance of just one Kryptonian. Superman is the more famous, but the question is whether DC Comics and Warner Bros. would want to have their most famous character turn up in a guest spot on a CBS series? Well question no more because the Supergirl production has sent out a casting call for a tall, muscle-bound, square-jawed man for an “iconic DC Comics superhero.” Plastic Man! No, that doesn’t sound right. Anyway, if you fit the right type, and you’re going to around the Los Angeles area for the next couple of months, than the Supergirl casting department would like to talk to you. For Superman!
We are looking for BODY DOUBLE for a DC Comic Superhero –
You must be available for an interview this Thursday and if selected will work several day during March.
This is for a CBS pilot. You can be SAG or Non-Union.
You should be 5’11 or taller and be Square Jawed
and have a ripped physique.
You must send a bodyshot, shirtless, sizes, current contact info and your first five to [email deleted] – in the subject line write SUPERMAN
Presumably, the use of the phrase “body double” in the casting call does not mean that this Superman will be called up to talk, so all you websites looking to throw Smallville Superman Tom Welling some work should back off, because not even Welling’s desperate enough to appear silently on Supergirl. (Yet?)
So what could this mean for Superman’s greater involvement in the show and his roll in the grander mythology of this new Supergirl series? Something tells me that this will be akin to how they used Batman and Catwoman in the pilot of episode of Birds of Prey, where we see them in flashback scenes as background for narration setting up the series’ storyline. Perhaps Supergirl Melissa Benoist will have a flash-forward vision of her cousin, or a flashback depending on which way it all comes out on the show. Still, interesting development.
Supergirl begins production later this spring for a fall launch on CBS.
Source: Comic Book Movie