While The CW is bringing back lots of actors to reprise their roles in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, Arrow star Stephen Amell wants to Smallville star Tom Welling to suit back up as Superman for the mega event.
During an interview at San Diego Comic-Con, Stephen Amell was asked by Comicbook.com who he would want to see return for Crisis on Infinite Earths when the actor revealed his pick would be Smallville‘s Superman himself, Tom Welling:
“I would want Tom Welling. I want what the fans want.”
For ten years, Tom Welling portrayed young Clark Kent before his time as Superman on The CW’s 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. The CW has already announced Crisis on Infinite Earths will be featuring not just one, but two Superman actors with Tyler Hoechlin returning for an appearance alongside Brandon Routh who will reprise his role as Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths as well.
In addition, the Crisis on Infinite Earth crossover will also feature appearances from on Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor and Elizabeth Tulloch’s Lois Lane, as well as Batman ’66 star Burt Ward. Kevin Conroy was announced to appear for the first time as Bruce Wayne in live-action earlier today. Cress Williams’ Black Lightning will also be making his first appearance in the Arrowverse during the crossover event.
While Tom Welling is best known for his portrayal of Clark Kent aka Superman on Smallville, the actor previously revealed that he would be interested in taking on the role of Batman should the opportunity present itself. Tom Welling said that not only would it be different but that there would also be some room to grow for him as an actor.
But what do you think? Do you agree with Stephen Amell? Should Tom Welling return as Superman for Crisis on Infinite Earths? Or would you rather see Tom Welling play Batman in the Arrowverse? Let us know in the comments below!
Meanwhile, Stephen Amell returns to conclude Arrow with its final 10-episode run this fall. Here is the official synopsis for the final season of Stephen Amell’s Arrow:
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, Oliver successfully saved his city with the help of his team including former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), former protégé Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez), metahuman Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) and Earth-2 Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). In the wake of discovering what his future holds, Oliver will find himself pit against his most challenging battle yet, one that will leave the multiverse hanging in the balance. In Arrow’s final season, Oliver Queen is forced to confront the reality of what it means to be a hero.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Colton Haynes, Kirk Acevedo, Sea Shimooka, and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.
Arrow season 8 premieres on October 15, 2019, on The CW. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Tom Welling, Stephen Amell, and the future of Arrow as we learn it.