Superman on Supergirl: Matt Bomer, Tom Welling and 8 Other Men of Steel We'd Love to See on The CW

Supergirl Superman Cast

“What’s in the pod?” is so two months ago. As of today, the new question plaguing fans of The CW’s Supergirl is: “Who will play Superman in Season 2?” And we’ve got a few suggestions.

Per Supergirl‘s timeline, Superman (aka Kal-El, aka Clark Kent) should be somewhere in his thirties; 13-year-old Kara was trapped in the Phantom Zone (where time doesn’t move) for 24 years when Clark was still a baby, meaning he’d be roughly 11 years older than her at this point.

With that in mind, Team TVLine whipped up a list of some actors we think would fill Superman’s red boots quite nicely — a crew ranging from White Collar‘s Matt Bomer, who already played the Man of Steel in a foreign car commercial, to Pretty Little Liars‘ Ian Harding, who certainly knows a thing or two about playing a character with secrets.

We also posed this casting quandary to our readers, a request which elicited a lot of the expected responses — “Tom Welling,” “TOM WELLING!!!” and “It’s too bad Brandon Routh is already playing A.T.O.M — as well as a few interesting left-field names, which you can peruse at your leisure below. (And let’s not get too nit-picky about ages. This is The CW, after all.)

Browse our selection of potential Supermen, then drop a comment below: Did your favorite make the cut?