Smallville star Tom Welling addresses the rumors about his return to the role of Superman during Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Fans have discussing the rumored return of Smallville star Tom Welling in Crisis on Infinite Earths for quite some time. The rumors only intensified during the Elseworlds crossover when the show visited the Kent Farm used in Smallville, even using the iconic Smallville themesong. However, Tom Welling recently put a stop to the idea that he’ll be appearing in Crisis on Infinite Earths as Superman. Which might not be a bad thing, given that Tyler Hoechlin will be playing the Arrowverse version of Superman and Brandon Routh is said to appear as the Kingdom Come Superman, after his previous Superman role in Superman Returns.
Interestingly though, Tom Welling did go on to say that another Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum would be appearing in Crisis on Infinite Earths even if he wasn’t. While Tom Welling said this jokingly, it came across to fans like Rosenbaum could be back as Smallville‘s Lex Luthor. Given that there’s already a Lex Luthor in the Arrowverse on Supergirl, that could make for a very interesting meeting. Check out Tom Welling’s quotes from the FAN EXPO below.
Tom Welling: “Whatever this Crisis thing you guys are talking about, it’s not happening. Sorry to disappoint you guys. Michael’s doing it, but I’m not.”
Michael Rosenbaum: “Hang on, hang on, hang on. No, he’s messing around. First of all, the question about the Infinite Crisis thing, no one has even talked to us. So online when I go, ‘I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about,’ I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about! So we don’t know anything about this stuff.”
Maybe Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum are just covering their Smallville roles in Crisis on Infinite Earths so that it’s more of a surprise… or they’re really telling the truth, and the Smallville stars really aren’t returning at all. What do you make of Smallville star Tom Welling’s comments? Do you want to see Tom Welling return as Superman? Let us know in the comments section!
Crisis on Infinite Earths has been teased since the very first episode of 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 Stephen Amell’s 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.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event on The CW!