For 10 years Actor Tom Welling played Clark Kent on The CW’s Smallville. Fans watched the character grow from his Freshman year in High School to his adulthood and eventual becoming Superman. While the show was often mocked as being overly centered on love and relationship drama, the show still finds itself being praised by countless fans and even cited by Zack Snyder as one of the reasons we didnt see much of young Clark Kent in Man Of Steel.
Now with shows like Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl on TV, some fans have been secretly hoping that Tom Welling would once again don the blue suit and red cape and appear in cameo form on one of these shows.
Last week Buzzfeed caught up with the actor who is currently working on a pilot for CBS called Section 13, which is being cited as an hour-long drama about, with the official descriptions as:
“a CIA black ops officer-turned-private contractor who, after a personal tragedy, joins a covert organization devoted to carrying out the most difficult and dangerous high-stakes assignments.”
During his interview with Buzzfeed, the actor went on to discuss how Smallville changed his life forever, and praised shows like Arrow and Flash for what they are now accomplishing.
“I’m very proud of shows like Arrow [and] The Flash. … They’re able to ground these characters so that the viewer can relate on a human level to people who used to be only in two dimensions.”
But now In a recent Video Interview with Access Hollywood, the actor revealed that once again he has not heard any news or been contacted for the role:
“I’ve gotten a lot of questions about that, and the funny thing is, I’ve never been asked, they’ve never asked me. So, we’ll see. It’s a great show; I’ve seen it.”
When asked if he would he be ready to put on the suit again if he were asked, Welling replied:
“I might need a little notice.”
On Batman V Superman:
“I’ve gotta go for Superman, but I dont know, I’m really excited for this movie.”
While it does sound like Welling loves what the new shows are doing, and would be open for a cameo, it goes without saying that at this point, the rumors should be laid to rest on his actual plans on reprising the role are just rumors. While it would be nice to see the actor actually don the blue and red, its highly unlikely, for now.
Supergirl airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.