Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh Will Both Play Superman In Crisis Crossover
The CW’s Arrowverse crossover events do a terrific job with introducing new characters and intertwining great stories. Last year, Ruby Rose’s Batwoman got her chance, eventually leading to her getting her own series, which will debut this fall. And now, this year’s event is set to bring not one, but two Supermen into battle.
Based on this report from Deadline, the producers behind Crisis On Infinite Earths will bring in Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh to play the character. They’re set to play him “in different time frames,” according to the report. And Routh will actually be going double duty, portraying both Superman and the Atom.
Both actors are no strangers to being the Man of Steel. Hoechlin returns to the role on a part-time basis on The CW’s Supergirl series. Routh previously portrayed Clark Kent’s alter ego on the big-screen in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns back in 2006. Routh is already in the Arrowverse as Ray Palmer/The Atom in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The news will likely be made official at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, where fans will learn more about Crisis On Infinite Earths. The crossover event will bring together the entire Arrowverse, including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman. It will run across five episodes, with the first three airing in December, and the final two wrapping things up in January.
It’s unknown just how the dual Supermen will play a part in Crisis On Infinite Earths. But if it’s anything like the comic (which we recommended below), fans should be in for a treat.
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Recommended Reading: Crisis On Infinite Earths