Perhaps keeping coy in her CW move, Supergirl has notably trailed behind Arrow, Flash or Legends of Tomorrow in releasing any official previews of the new season. That said, the first official photo brings Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman down to stand alongside his cousin (and maybe even throw a little shade Zack Snyder’s way).

Entertainment Weekly debuted the first official Season 2 still, following a much earlier look at Tyler Hoechlin’s Super-suit, and dozens of set photos since. It’s hard to tell exactly what the Super-cousins are staring at, but perhaps their mutual foe, Metallo?

 

 

It’s an interesting read, particularly when it appears Hoechlin casts a bit of shade at the movies’ notably-dour Man of Steel:

It’s Superman as I think he was intended to be, which is just an incredible symbol of hope to kids that they can do anything, that they can be good people, and that good people can triumph over evil. You don’t have to be dark and brooding and always in this state of masculine toughness. He sits in that very hopeful and optimistic place that Kara tends to be in.

Elsewhere, in addition to the introduction of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman, Lynda Carter’s POTUS, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer and Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Supergirl Season 2 has cast several notable roles that include Cat Grant’s pseudo-replacement Snapper Carr, Sharon Leal as Miss Martian and Chris Wood as pod occupant Mon-El. Still unknown is if Supergirl Season 2 will introduce Superboy, or how the Maiden of Might ends up in a musical, or that epic four-way superhero crossover.

Supergirl has plenty other questions to answer on the road to Season 2's October 10 premiere, but what do we make of the latest look?