Before I get taken to task by other nitpicky nerds about the title of this post, I'm not counting Tom Welling as Superman since he was never seen in the full suit.

The last time Superman streaked across TV screens was way back in 1997, the final season of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, starring Dean Cain and Terri Hatcher.

The latest TV Superman is Tyler Hoechlin, who will be appearing on his cousin Supergirl's show next season on the CW. Hoechlin was cast a few months ago, but the CW released the first still of him in the new Superman costume today.

It's not the worst they could have gone with, but I'm a fan of the classic, trunks included. The most important thing is that Hoechlin has said he wants to play a traditional Superman, not the neck - snapping, depressed guy in those awful movies.

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