Tom Welling suits up as Batman in this exciting image that imagines the Smallville star in Ben Affleck’s Justice League suit for the Arrowverse.
While Tom Welling is best known for his portrayal of Clark Kent aka Superman on Smallville, the actor recently 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.
Although The CW is set to carve out a proper corner for Gotham City in the Arrowverse, with Ruby Rose’s Batwoman series debuting this fall, the character of Batman himself is still off limits for The CW. But that won’t stop fans from imagining how the Caped Crusader could appear with Tom Welling in the role. The new image below places Tom Welling in the Batcave as he dons Ben Affleck’s tactical Batman suit as seen in Justice League. Check it out!
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Tom Welling recently broke his silence on his Smallville co-star Allison Mack who is currently on trial for her involvement in the NXIVM sex cult. Tom Welling admitted he had no idea of Allison Mack’s involvement or what the group was up to. The Smallville actress was arrested last year on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy.
As for Batman himself in the Arrowverse, The CW’s Elseworlds crossover event last year revealed that Batman had disappeared from Gotham three years prior. Although the Batwoman series has been confirmed to take place prior to the Elseworlds crossover, there have been no rumors of a possible appearance by Batman in the series.
Here is the official synopsis for Batwoman:
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety.
After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante.
With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Batwoman stars Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis, and Nicole Kang. Caroline Dries wrote the pilot and serves as an executive-producing alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecht, and Geoff Johns.
Batwoman starring Ruby Rose will air on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.