Smallville star Tom Welling may have just confirmed his return as Superman for the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event on The CW.
The CW’s adaptation of the game-changing 1985 DC Comics storyline Crisis on Infinite Earths is set to unite the heroes of the Arrowverse to thwart the Anti-Monitor’s efforts the destroy the Multiverse. Now, Smallville alum Tom Welling may have confirmed that he will reprise his role as Superman for the highly-anticipated Arrowverse crossover event.
Earlier this week, Tom Welling took to Instagram to share a video from the set of one of his upcoming projects. In the comments, a fan mentioned that he hopes to see the actor in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Tom Welling responded to the comment by simple saying “duh!!!” However, The CW has yet to officially confirm if Tom Welling will actually return as Superman for Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Fans aren’t the only ones who want to see Tom Welling return as Superman for Crisis on Infinite Earths. Arrow star Stephen Amell recently revealed he wants to see Tom Welling reprise his role as the Man of Steel for the crossover event. Crisis on Infinite Earths is confirmed to feature at least two Superman actors with Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh.
Tom Welling is best known for his work as a young Clark Kent in The CW’s Smallville. For ten years, Tom Welling portrayed the Last Son of Krypton before his time as Superman on Smallville. Now, eights years after the series finale of Smallville, it seems like if there was ever a chance to see Tom Welling suit back up as Superman, it would be for the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event on The CW.
Crisis on Infinite Earths has been teased since the very first episode of Grant Gustin’s The Flash, where a newspaper headline from the year 2024 revealed the Barry Allen’s fate was to disappear during a “crisis.” However, the fifth season finale of The Flash accelerated this when the original newspaper headline changed the date of the event from 2024 to 2019. To add to this, the seventh season finale of Arrow set up Oliver Queen’s role in the next crossover by having him join the Monitor on a mission to warn other worlds of the crisis, as part of the arrangement Oliver made in order to save the lives of both The Flash and Supergirl.
Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton’s The Chief, Diane Guerrero’s Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade’s Cyborg, April Bowlby’s Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer’s Negative Man and Brendan Fraser’s Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.