A new behind-the-scenes images from the next Arrowverse crossover event shows Superman Returns star Brandon Routh suited up as the Kingdom Come version of the DC Comics hero.
At San Diego Comic-Con, The CW announced that Brandon Routh was returning to the role of Superman for the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. The neat part of this news is that he will be playing the Kingdom Come version of Superman in the five-part event. With filming for Crisis on Infinite Earths currently underway, many images of Brandon Routh as Superman have surfaced online.
Brandon Routh’s Superman costume is incredibly faithful to the character’s Kingdom Come look by Alex Ross, something that has led to a lot of praise online. As filming continues, Legends of Tomorrow actress Tala Ashe has shared a behind-the-scenes picture on Instagram with Brandon Routh in the Superman Kingdom Come costume to wish him a happy birthday. You can see the photo featuring Brandon Routh as Superman below.
Are you excited to see Brandon Routh as Superman again? Do you hope a show centered on Brandon Routh’s Superman spins out of the crossover? Let us know in the comments!
The next Arrowverse event 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 Grant Gustin series 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 the Emerald Archer made in order to save the lives of both The Flash and Supergirl.
In addition to the regular cast members of each Arrowverse series, Crisis will also feature appearances by Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Brandon Routh as Superman and Ray Palmer / The Atom, LaMonica Garrett as the Anti-Monitor, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Tom Cavanagh as Pariah, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Erica Durance as Lois Lane and Tom Welling as Clark Kent / Superman. Burt Ward is also on board in an undisclosed role.
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.
Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Brandon Routh’s Superman and everything else happening in the Arrowverse!
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.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
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.