Tyler Hoechlin’s take on the Man of Steel is already being compared to Christopher Reeve’s. From the brief footage that’s been shown, he’s definitely embodying classic Superman. A recent look a Supergirl Season 2’s first few episodes gave fans plenty to look forward to. It was awesome, fun, and in some ways pretty cheesy. But it worked when considering the kind of Superman that will be on display.
With likely all of the above in mind, Youtube user JasonVoorhees2011 took it upon themselves to up the classic flare. Below is Supergirl’s latest sneak peek with John Williams’ beloved Superman theme playing throughout. However, don’t dismiss it as a quick overlay job. The music perfectly syncs with poignant moments, giving the trailer an extra touch of excellence.
Admittedly, there are some places where the Williams score doesn’t quite work, i.e. the CatCo scene. Although, ignore it we must in comparison to nearly everything else. Supergirl’s “Hey cus… this looks like a job for the both of us” line is pure corniness. It’s acceptable, though; it’s a sweet moment, she can have her overly-sweet dialogue. Let’s be honest, having John Williams’ score playing in sync with her words to Superman makes the scene remarkably more epic. The dialogue is no longer cheesy, it quickly becomes fitting. Perhaps this is what the producers had in mind all along, but were unable to add the theme themselves. Surely they knew some clever fan would do the work they were fantasizing about.
Superman will feature in at least the first two episodes of Supergirl’s second season. Together they’ll battle a threat courtesy of Cadmus. How often Hoechlin’s Man of Steel will appear afterwards remains a mystery. We’ll get our first taste of his take on the character when Supergirl Season 2 premieres October 10 on The CW.
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