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Update on CW's Crisis: Smallville's Tom Welling to Reprise Superman Role and Brandon Routh as Superman Kingdom Come

posted Sep 28, 2019, 1:44 PM by Vu Nguyen

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Per The CW, the crossover will “reveal what happened to Clark Kent almost ten years” after the conclusion of Smallville.

“For eight years, Arrow has stood on the shoulders of Smallville,” EP Marc Guggenheim said in a statement. “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.”

Brandon Routh has finally stepped back in Superman’s tights, with The CW releasing the first image of one of its three Men of Steel from its upcoming “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event.

Routh previously portrayed the DC Comics hero in the 2006 film “Superman Returns.” However, as you can see below, the version Routh will play on the crossover is different. It’s based on the “Kingdom Come” version of Superman that starred in a four-issue series DC published under its Elsewords imprint. It’s set in the year 2020 and follows an older Man of Steel.