Exclusive: The CW’s ‘Superman & Lois’ May Feature Superboy & Robin, aka The Super Sons

Nov 18, 2019

Exclusive: Jon Kent and Damian Wayne may be about to make their live action debuts! 

I’ve heard Clark and Lois’ baby, who will be first seen in ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’, will be aged up for the upcoming series, and that The CW also wants to use Damian Wayne, aka Robin. Now, breakdowns may corroborate that info. 

The first character being cast is “Matthew” (a codename), who is a 14-year old caucasian boy, who is well on his way to becoming a physical specimen. Matthew is a clean cut, modest and kind-hearted, with an aw-shucks attitude that somehow doesn’t seem dated. He is also a three-sport athlete who’s already garnering attention from college and pro-scouts.  Now the latter part might not sound much like Jon Kent, aka Superboy, but the first half sure does. And breakdowns often take liberties that aren’t always in the show itself. Keep that in mind for the next breakdown. 

“Ethan” (who is likely Damian) is also 14-years old and caucasian, but has a young Leonardo DiCaprio quality and an inherent darkness to him. Ethan is wildly intelligent, but his mercurial temperament and social anxiety limits his interactions with people. Consequently, he spends most of his free time playing video games.

The first part of each breakdown sounds exactly like Jon and Damian, respectively, but the latter parts are a bit out of left field. The CW could either be trying to hide the characters or give context to sample audition scenes, or they’re adding new characteristics to Jon and Damian’s characters. Both roles are series regulars as well, which makes sense for two characters firmly established in the DC mythos. I’d be shocked if this isn’t them. 

‘Superman & Lois’ has received a pilot order at the CW, and, if it’s picked up to series, will premiere next fall. Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch are set to star, with ‘The Flash’s Todd Helbing serving as showrunner.