FOX’s “Gotham” may not have a plane, but it does have a bird in the form of Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), as well as young Bruce Wayne on the rise to becoming the big, strong man of steel known as the Batman. Still, up in the sky lies neither a bird nor plane but THE strong Man of Steel known as Superman, whose cousin Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) joins the CW this fall, where she remains the beacon of hope and light opposite the pre-Dark Knight Detective/brooding Caped Crusader.
But before National City’s Girl of Steel became the “World’s Finest” of superheroes with the Flash (Grant Gustin), Batman and Superman preceded that title. Now, with Tyler Hoechlin taking flight as the Man of Steel in the new season of “Supergirl,“ David Mazouz is signaling the possibility of having a pre-Superman Clark Kent literally flying over to Gotham City, where he will cross paths with boy billionaire Bruce Wayne: leading the Son of Krypton and the Son of Gotham to go from Teen Titans to SuperFriends, forming a team that will soon grow as legends … a league dedicated to justice against villainy and corruption.
“I think it’d be really cool to have a young Clark Kent on the show,” 15-year-old David said in his interview with IGN. “To have a 15-year-old Clark Kent. I know in Batman v. Superman they played it like Metropolis and Gotham are twin cities, so it wouldn’t be that hard to take a boat ride over for Clark …”
This year marks the 15th anniversary of “Smallville,“ the longest-running science fiction show on U.S. television, as well as the longest-running Superman series on television. Airing from 2001 to 2011, the series starred Tom Welling as Clark Kent/Kal-El, the strange visitor from the planet Krypton who was adopted and raised by kindly farm couple Jonathan (John Schneider) and Martha Kent (Annette O’Toole). With their guidance, with his friends by his side, Clark will rise to become the hero the world really needs: a symbol of hope and peace, a shield that stands for truth, justice, and the American Way, the Man of Steel known as Superman. The partnership/friendship between Clark – aka Boy Scout – and Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) on “Smallville” is similar to the one between Supes and Bats, who has appeared in the comic book continuation of the show entitled Smallville Season 11.
“Heroes Will Fall” in the new season of “Gotham” starting Monday, September 19, as the super-sophomore season of “Supergirl” begins October 10 yet catch the entire first season with back-to-back episodes every Monday night.