News Reelz: The Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, will now feature three versions of the Man of Steel. It has been announced that Tom Welling, who played a young Clark Kent on Smallville, will also be joining the sprawling crossover event. He joins two other actors who have played the Man of Steel, Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh, that are already set to portray the character in the crossover.
Talk of getting different versions of Superman be for different time periods began back during the summer with all three actors on the wish list. While Hoechlin and Routh already are members of the Arrowverse — Hoechlin recurs as Superman on Supergirl, while Routh plays Ray Palmer/The Atom on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — making their recruitment easier, getting Welling to reprise his signature role was not an easy proposition as he had been reluctant to revisit the character.
Welling will finally revisit the character and we will find out what happened to his version of the Clark Kent persona after nearly a ten-year absence.
The upcoming crossover will unite the entire Arrowverse series franchise – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman – in a five-episode epic that will span two quarters, with three episodes airing in December and the two concluding installments debuting in January.
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Best news EVER!!! After months of rumors and fan speculation, #TheCW
has cast #Smallville
in the upcoming #Arrow
5 parts crossover event"#CrisisonInfiniteEarths
." This marks the third actor who played #ClarkKent
before coming to the Crisis (following Supergirl's @tylerhoechlin
and Superman Returns star @brandonjrouth
). According to The CW, #TomWelling
will reprise his role as Clark Kent and we’ll reveal what happened to the character almost ten years after Smallville.
I had the privilege meeting Tom Welling last year at a comic con event. We chatted briefly about his experience working as a director on Smallville. He signed his autograph on my poster. And I had a photo op with him and a few of his smallville castmates. This was a dream that came true for me. And now I'm crying with tears of joy that my favorite hero is making a triumph return!