Spoiler alert! Please do not continue if you have not seen the 90 minute series premiere on TuesdaySuperman and Lois.
Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch are breaking down that villainous reveal from Tuesday’s series premiere Superman and Lois.
In the first oversized episode, Big Bad, The Stranger (Wolé Parks), removes his helmet after an intense battle with Superman and is revealed to be Captain Luthor. But is Luthor from another Earth? While that question remains unanswered, for now, that is most likely the case.
“He’s on the right track,” Hoechlin told ET’s Leanne Aguilera on Tuesday. “But I would say that with anything, especially this genre, all great storytelling is full of twists and turns. As much as you feel like you’re getting [the full story], you never know the whole story … There’s a lot to discover. “
Executive producer Todd Helbing explained how the idea of bringing back a known Superman foe with a twist came about.
“When Greg [Berlanti] And I started talking about this, we wanted an iconic villain for Superman, we want an iconic role. But it was our opportunity to come out of the crisis to tell a new story and take the public on this new journey with someone they feel they know, “Helbing told reporters during the CW Television Critics Association virtual press tour at January.” Obviously. John Cryer is on Supergirl, and he’s done this amazing, crazy job with Lex Luthor. But our program is different. We wanted to tell a new story. “
“I think there are a lot of twists and turns and the secrets are revealed and the mysteries unfold in a way that this version will feel fresh and new and completely unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.”
Going back to the characters they first played with Supergirl In 2016, before jumping in and out of CW’s other superhero series for mega-crossover events, Hoechlin and Tulloch have been able to explore Superman and Lois in a deeper and more expansive way.
“In a weird way, this has been like a reboot,” Hoechlin said. “What I noticed with the pilot was that you started to get familiar with the characters, but still with the same excitement of discovering a new character, just because we are picking them up in such a different place and time and the tone of the show is very different from that. everything they were doing on the other shows. So as familiar as it was, it was also starting over, which was a lot of fun. “
For his part, Tulloch said, “It feels like a lot of things are going on, especially on ‘Crisis of Infinite Earths’ because we did five different shows. But it seems like Lois and Superman were messing it up and now they are being thrown into it. There is a rich back story now. There is a story: Lois has a great history with her father, General Lane, played by Dylan Walsh, so we have a lot more to do now. “
With Supergirlwrapping up this year, Tulloch hopes Melissa Benoist will reach Superman and Lois for a cameo, if only to get it all completed. “Melissa texted me saying that she would love to be on our show and that we would love to have her at some point,” she said. “She is just wonderful and phenomenal.”
As for what fans can expect this season, Tulloch said the place where the story takes place after the premiere is worth it.
“I’m so excited about what they’ve been bringing us,” she joked. “I would be remiss in naming just one or two [episodes], but I think that everything that we have so far that we are looking forward to filming, we hope everyone will see. That’s our goal here, is that we have as much fun filming and doing it, and the team enjoys the experience of being on set as much as the fans enjoy watching the show. “
“Lois has a sub-story that starts to unfold (hints of her at five and then really gets into it at six and seven) when I was reading those episodes I thought, ‘What ?! Wait!’ I’m, like, texting, ‘Did you read episode seven? Did you see that?’ “He hinted. “However, it is wild.”
Superman and Lois airs Tuesdays at 9 pm ET / PT on The CW. For more information on the series, see below.
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