Superman & Lois: The Flash's Tom Cavanagh to Direct Season 3 Premiere

The latest chapter of Superman & Lois is almost in the books, with the new The CW series airing its Season 2 finale next week. While we'll have to wait and see what that closing episode has in store — and what components of DC Comics canon it could possibly tee up — the show is already looking ahead to its third season, with the help of a fellow DC TV star. According to a new report from TVLine, The Flash star Tom Cavanagh will be directing the upcoming Season 3 premiere of Superman & Lois. Cavanagh, who has portrayed a wide array of characters on The Flash, previously directed Superman & Lois' Season 1 finale.

"I'm super excited to play with the fancy technical tools they have over there," Cavanagh told the outlet. "With the anamorphic lenses, my God, you're making a wide-screen movie all the time over there."

Cavanagh previously spoke about the experience of helming Superman & Lois' Season 1 finale, and how it differed from his previous experiences directing The Flash.

"They asked me to direct their finale," Cavanagh told Entertainment Weekly in 2021. "As you know, I directed the 100th episode of Flash and I embraced the pomp and circumstance of these types of episodes, and I'm really grateful to be jumping on board Superman & Lois. And let's talk about that for a second. It's a funny thing to say, like, 'Wait... Superman!' I love the fact that's a Warner Bros. property that's getting yet another go-around. I love the fact that they're getting to the emotional and familial heart of it. I'm just really looking forward to directing their finale. That doesn't start for a couple weeks when we [head into] prep. I'm just so grateful for the invitation."

"Superman & Lois isn't a comedy, and I think the richness of the emotion they're trying to bring is mirrored by their cinematic style. I think it looks ridiculously great," Cavanagh said. "I remember the [shot of] the amber waves of grain and the sun setting with the iconic Kent mailbox in front of the Smallville farmhouse, it says so much! If you're a fan of the comic, that shot is pulled out from the best artwork that Superman has offered over the years and they're doing it on camera. It's really wonderful."

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