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CBS Seeking Hunky Tween to Play Young Superman on Supergirl

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Supergirl viewers will finally get a glimpse of the Man of Steel next year — with the caveat that he’ll be much more Superboy than Superman. According to TVLine, CBS is currently searching for a young actor to play Kal-El in a series of flashbacks on the show, with the requirement that he have “future leading man looks,” which is a phrase that can sound almost nefarious if you think about it too long. In case you’re counting, there hasn’t exactly been a Superman drought, as this future-hot tween will be the fourth different actor to play Superman over the past ten years, so hopefully he won’t have to quench that much thirst.

CBS Casting Young Superman for Supergirl