Casting for The CW’s Superman & Lois has begun, including the twin boys. We discuss that plus the Superman: Lois and Clark comic book series, which could serve as inspiration for the show.

Clark and Lois’s twin sons have been cast – Deadline

  • Jordan Elsass will play Jonathan, who “is clean-cut, modest and kind-hearted, with an aw-shucks attitude that somehow doesn’t seem dated.”
  • Elsass is in Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere mini-series with Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. 
  • Alexander Garfin will play Jordan, who “is wildly intelligent, but his mercurial temperament and social anxiety limits his interactions with people, and consequently, Jordan prefers to spend most of his free time alone, playing video games.”
  • Garfin voiced Linus in The Peanuts Movie, appeared in 2 episodes of Law & Order: SVU
  • Jordan – likely named after Jor-El?; WHTTMOT
  • Bitsie Tulloch on Twitter – “Can’t wait to share their talent with you all – @tylerhoechlin and I read with them and they are both terrific young actors. ? cc magician @RapaportCasting”

Superman & Lois character breakdown –

  • Lois Lane, Daily Planet
  • Clark Kent
  • Martha Kent – living by herself on Smallville Kent Farm
  • “The boys” are twins and 13
  • Jonathan and Jordan
  • General Sam Lane (was played by Glenn Morshower for Supergirl Season 1)
  • Lana Lang – banker in Smallville
  • Kyle, Sarah, and Sophie – Lana’s family
  • “The Stranger” – a villain whose true identity is later revealed

Other characters to appear in Superman & Lois via flashbacks – Kryptonsite

  • “May be showing up” – always potential script changes
  • Jonathan Kent, father of Clark
  • Perry White – editor of the Daily Planet
  • Ron Troupe – Daily Planet reporter
  • Max Mencken – gossip columnist (appeared in 1966 Broadway musical  It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman)
  • Other characters could be mentioned – Pete Ross and Morgan Edge

Smallville – Kryptonsite

  • Superman & Lois “will be the first time we’ll be seeing the town of Smallville on a regular basis since… Smallville.”
  • Could the show be mostly set there?
  • How much Metropolis?