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Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in Crisis

Just about everyone hoped, wondered, desired, or even prematurely reported that Tom Welling would return in Crisis on Infinite Earths to reprise his role as Clark Kent. Well today, according to Entertainment Weekly, that is actually going to happen! For those unfamiliar, Tom played a teenaged to young adult version of Clark Kent in Smallville. The bones for the entire Arrowverse are basically built on the achievements and sound stages the Smallville had in Vancouver. Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim had this to say:

For eight years, Arrow has stood on the shoulders of Smallville. Simply put, there would be no Arrow, and no Arrowverse, without it. So when we first started talking about Crisis on Infinite Earths, our first, second and third priorities were getting Tom to reprise his iconic role as Clark Kent. To say that we’re thrilled would be a Superman-sized understatement.

Smallville fans can further be delighted as the crossover event will address where and what Tom's Clark Kent has been up to in the eight years since Smallville ended.

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#15 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in Crisisvantheman77 2019-09-20 15:22
Having multiple Supermen from various movie and TV incarnations is something you will not see with the Batmen.

I know this year is Batman's 80th Anniversary, but the Supermen being in Crisis will outweigh it.
#14 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in CrisisEire El 2019-09-20 01:36
I wonder how they are going to handle the differences in visual effects, while maintaining beleavable in universe physics? For example Kryptonians on earth 38 have blue laser heat vision, but in smallville it was more like orange/red heatwave distortions.
#13 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in Crisiskdogg87 2019-09-19 20:19
Quoting jacksc01:
Seems like we are going to see alot of "Supermen" in this crossover. Hope the concentration is not so much on Superman that we only see rushed or less scenes of SuperGirl.


I'll be honest. If we got 3 Supermen and Supergirl vs the Anti-Monitor...that'd be pretty freaking amazing.
#12 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in CrisisRomulus 2019-09-19 18:45
Nice to know. Should be interesting to see how it all plays out. :-)
#11 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in Crisisvantheman77 2019-09-19 16:58
Since Crisis will start in Supergirl, Tyler, Tom, and Brandon must be in it and that Supergirl and Lois Lane will interact with them.

Now that Tom will reprise his Smallville role, I hope he also plays Ultraman so he can die early like in the Crisis comics.

This is a good chance for Tom to pass the Superman TV torch to Tyler Hoechlin.
+1 #10 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in CrisisLibertyPrime 2019-09-19 16:45
Well deserved! I only watched that show sporadically, but if it wasn't for Smallville, there would have been no Arrowverse.

This is turning out to be quite the party. Lots of history will be on display. :)
#9 I just have two words to sayRobertAnthony 2019-09-19 15:47
GREAT KRYPTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought this was some kind of joke. But to see the EW article just about lock it in...well...steel...lots of Smallville fans will long for the nostalgia side of things.

You know what would be crazy...if there was a picture of Melissa (as Supergirl) along with Tom, Tyler and Brandon seen online. People would flip!
+1 #8 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in Crisisvantheman77 2019-09-19 12:57
So Tom wasn’t trolling that person twitter. I hope his Earth is called Earth-S.

I have to wonder if his Superman will play in the role of the Earth-2 Superman.

It’s going to look real ridiculous if he opts for cgi and close ups like the Smallville finale.
+2 #7 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in Crisisjacksc01 2019-09-19 11:59
Seems like we are going to see alot of "Supermen" in this crossover. Hope the concentration is not so much on Superman that we only see rushed or less scenes of SuperGirl.
+1 #6 RE: Tom Welling to Reprise Smallville Role in Crisismuckle9999 2019-09-19 11:44
Everyone Duck! Here comes the kitchen sink! ;-) Looking forward to seeing smallville again. As Lois would say.


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