November 1-3, 2019
From werewolves to Superman and so much more, Tyler Hoechlin had plenty to talk about when he took to the stage at Supanova Melbourne.
Here are just a few highlights from an all-around memorable panel.
On whether or not there will be a standalone Superman series
“That I do not know. I know they’ve had the rumours out since I did the first episode or something like that, but there’s a lot of people who make that decision and I’m not really one of them. For now, honestly, when we started the show and when I started playing that character it was really just supposed to be for those first two episodes and I went into it knowing that, so anything after those is just a bonus for me.”
On the Teen Wolf Derek and Stiles friendship
“They’re kind of like Diego and Sid from Ice Age.”
On working with Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin
“It was so much fun. I’ve met them here and there, but working with them and hanging out was so much fun. It’s funny, I didn’t know how much of a Superman fan Grant was until I showed up in the suit and then I was very aware. It was good fun though; I had a blast filming the crossover episode.”
His favourite role so far
“It’s so hard because all of my roles have been my favourites for different reasons. The most challenging role I’ve had would be playing Joe Weider in Bigger but I think mostly it’s just fun. The Superman thing was fun and kind of cool. And Teen Wolf was just a great time in my life and playing that character was really cool. McReynolds (Everybody Wants Some) was so fun, just being able to be that obnoxiously confident and get away with it was great. So they all have a little piece of my heart.”
Where would a seventh season of Teen Wolf have gone?
“To college. I say that as a joke but it would have to go off to college, it would make sense. Going off to school and seeing a whole new world of supernatural beings. That’s what you learn at school, that the world is even bigger than where you grew up. Wherever Scott McCall gets accepted to college, that’s where a seventh season would have gone.”
On who the biggest prankster was on the Teen Wolf set
“In spirit, Jill Wagner. If you ask Dylan and Posey they might say me, but only because I liked to scare them every morning in season one. We all lived together, so I would wake up before them and I would hear one of them open their bedroom door and then the bathroom door open and close, so I would take that as my cue to go and sit down in the living room and I would just stare at the door and wait, and when I heard it open I would just scream as loud as I could. I did it every morning and they never learned. That was fun.”
Which Supervillain would he play?
When asked this question, Hoechlin answered that he would love to play The Joker but would be scared to do so, looking back on how well the Joker has been played in the past.
On whether or not he kept a Superman suit?
“No. I wish. Apparently, those suits are super expensive so they don’t just give them away. Maybe someday.”
Lead image: Tyler Hoechlin at Supanova Melbourne. Pic by Ewan Ly