Smallville Star Tom Welling Joins Crisis on Infinite Earths
The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths miniseries has already lined up Burt Ward, Brandon Routh, Tyler Hoechlin, John Wesley Shipp, Kevin Conroy, and others have joined over the past few months. Now, the crossover event has added the star from the classic Smallville series.
Tom Welling will once again portray Clark Kent for Crisis on Infinite Earths, per a report from Entertainment Weekly. This means that there will be three variations of the Superman in the crossover, counting Routh and Hoechlin’s Supermen. Although story details aren’t available, Crisis will touch upon Clark’s life since Smallville’s conclusion.
“For eight years, Arrow has stood on the shoulders of Smallville. Simply put, there would be no Arrow, and no Arrowverse, without it,” noted executive producer Marc Guggenheim. “So when we first started talking about Crisis on Infinite Earths, our first, second and third priorities were getting Tom to reprise his iconic role as Clark Kent. To say that we’re thrilled would be a Superman-sized understatement.”
Guggenheim had expressed interest in getting a Smallville character for the miniseries last month. He noted how the show was such a “big part of DC TV history.” In the final episode of Smallville, Welling’s Clark Kent become Superman. Does this mean he’ll finally wear the suit onscreen for more than just a few seconds? And how will the other Supermen react?
Crisis On Infinite Earths kicks off on December 8. It’ll run across Supergirl, Batwoman and The Flash on consecutive nights. Then it’s taking a break until January 14 before wrapping up with new episodes of Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
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