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'Supergirl' Unveils First Photo Of Tyler Hoechlin In His Superman Costume

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Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman
(Photo : Supergirl on The CW Facebook page/The CW) Here's your first look at "Supergirl" star Tyler Hoechlin in his Superman costume.

"Supergirl" has released the first photo of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman.

The pic -- which was unveiled on Thursday, July 28 -- shows Hoechlin in Superman's iconic red and blue suit and cape alongside his onscreen cousin Melissa Benoist, who plays the Girl of Steel. According to Entertainment Weekly, the suit was designed by "Supergirl" costume designer Kiersten Ronning.

Hoechlin will appear as Superman, a.k.a. Clark Kent, in the first two episodes of "Supergirl" season 2, and as revealed during the show's San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, the Kryptonian cousins will butt heads at the beginning of the installment.

"Clark has a very different experience of what it means to have superpowers on Earth," executive producer Sarah Schechter said during the panel. "[So] there's some real head-butting [between him and Kara] and philosophical approaches that are different."

Despite fans' excitement about Superman's arrival in National City, Schechter said that the character's role on the show is strictly supporting as the focus of the series is still on Kara.

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"This show is about family," Schechter said during the panel. "It's about the family that you make as an adult and this family that's come together and then it's also about the family you came from, [and] we have Clark to represent the family. I think it's only natural now that Kara reconnects with him."

"Clark is the one part of her family that's still alive, now that Laura Benanti is playing Melania Trump," Schechter added during a roundtable interview with /Film. "[Introducing him to the show is] a way to learn more about Kara. Tyler is amazing."

Hoechlin joins a long list of actors who have suited up as Superman, including George Reeves (1950s' "Adventures of Superman"), Christopher Reeve (1978's "Superman"), Dean Cain (1990s' "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"), Tom Welling ("Smallville"), Brandon Routh (2006's "Superman Returns") and Henry Cavill (2013's "Man of Steel"), among others.

What do you think of Hoechlin's Superman's costume? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

"Supergirl" season 2 premieres on Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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