So, the show is officially announced.
This thread is here for speculation primarily.
I’m a bit on the fence here.
Tyler looks like Superman, but I feel like the Superman character in the Arrowverse has been really damaged by the treatment he’s gotten by the Supergirl writers.
She’s taken his primary villain, Lex Luthor, and (most of) his staple rogues gallery as well.
So I’m not sure what they can do with him.
He’s the weaker, less moral, less hopeful, less respected Kryptonian with no purpose and no villains and… Eh. Just.
He brings nothing to the table.
As much as I want to see a new Superman series, I just don’t see how they can without some serious retconning.
All we know is that in the Arrowverse Superman was fought and killed by Doomsday. That was referenced in CoIE, but for some reason he never fought Bizzaro, Metallo, Toyman, or Brainiac.
Without Lex and his staple, while being an Earth-based show, I’m just not seeing how this can work.
Maybe now that he gets his own show they’re not going to force him to be perpetually second fiddle? They still need some way to fix the Rogues gallery issue.
Maybe start giving him her villains from the comics as a kind of smile and wink at what Supergirl did?
Lesa-Lar? Xenon? The Diasporins?
This really bothers me because I really can’t find a way to reconcile things while keeping him in the Arrowverse.
Maybe the merging of the worlds changed things?