Episode 124: The Steel Superman Super Show with Wolé Parks

Original Broadcast date: Saturday March 25, 2023 7:00pm PT

Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week we we look up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a cliche. It’s… Superman! No, actually it’s Lex Luther! Psych! It’s John Henry Irons, DC’s Steel Superman!

To prepare for the 3rd and maybe final season of the CW’s Superman and Lois, we invited John Henry Irons himself, Wolé Parks to tell us a little bit about himself and a “Wolé” lot about landing the role and stepping into the very large shoes of Shaquille O’Neal to play the CW version of Steel.

Let your spirits be lifted up, up, up and away and join Grim Shea, Marke, and Bleeding Cool’s Jimmy The Gent to celebrate Wolé Parks and a career forged in kindness and coolness that goes hard!

Actor, writer, and director Wolé Parks’ illustrious career has featured him working with such acclaimed talent as Kevin Costner, Liev Schreiber, Eva Longoria, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He is now taking the DC Universe by storm as series regular ‘The Stranger’ / ‘John Henry Irons’ / ‘Steel’ in the hit Saturn Award-winning CW series “Superman & Lois”, which returns for season 3 on Tuesday, March 14th.

When Superman and his wife Lois Lane return to their hometown of Smallville with their twin sons, their lives are upended when ‘The Stranger’ enters.  A soldier from an unidentified parallel Earth, ‘The Stranger’ aka ‘John Henry Irons’ (Parks) is hellbent on proving to the world that it no longer needs Superman. Dont’ worry, he comes around.



Wolé Parks


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