Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Hank Henshaw (David Harewood) have known each other for a while now, but it turns out that the two are not really on good terms.
According to TVLine, the Man of Steel, also known as Clark Kent, arrives in National City with some emotional baggage, as he has this “long-simmering dispute” with Hank over something the Martian refugee did in the past.
Whatever their disagreement is, it seems that the conflict between the two will be resolved in the first few episodes of Season 2 as they work together to take down the villain Metallo (Frederick Schmidt).
Last month, Hoechlin, Schmidt and their stunt doubles were spotted filming a fight scene at Vancouver’s George Wainborn Park. As seen in a video — filmed by a fan overlooking the set — Superman is getting the upper hand in the fight.
In one of the photos captured by the same fan, Hank’s alter ego Martian Manhunter enters the scene at some point and holds Metallo from the back, allowing Superman to attack the baddie face-to-face.
Harewood teased the antagonistic dynamic between Superman and Hank in a couple of Instagram posts a few weeks ago.
Interestingly, Hank isn’t the only one who isn’t thrilled by Superman’s visit in National City. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said that Alex (Chyler Leigh) will feel a little left out when Kara (Melissa Benoist) reunites with Clark.
“Kara is so excited to see Clark and so excited to be with him,” Kreisberg revealed. “[But] it’s almost a little bit like Alex feels taken for granted, because she’s the family member who’s put in the time” to guide Kara since Clark left her in the custody of the Danvers years back.
Although Alex loves Superman and considers him as family, Kreisberg said that her grudge toward him will set up “an interesting conflict between her and Kara in the first couple of episodes.”
“Supergirl” Season 2 premieres on Monday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. on The CW.