Superman & Lois‘ family has truly grown: The CW’s forthcoming, straight-to-series Arrowverse spinoff has cast Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere) and relative newcomer Alexander Garfin (The Peanuts Movie) as the teenage sons of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, our sister site Deadline reports.
As viewers will recall, the couple had a baby boy, Jonathan, whom they sent away to safety during the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. But after the universe was reset, the pair suddenly found themselves with two sons.
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Elsass’ Jonathan is described as a clean-cut, modest and kindhearted teen — so a chip off his dad’s block? — while Garfin’s Jordan is wildly intelligent with a mercurial temperament and social anxiety.
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