Superman returns! Tom Welling is officially confirmed to be guest starring in the massive Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” which will bring together Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Black Lightning. Welling played Clark Kent in the Superman prequel Smallville, which ran on The WB/The CW for 10 seasons from 2001-2011.
There’d be no crossover without Tom Welling. So Tom Welling is in the crossover. pic.twitter.com/9HqffyYUDh
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) September 19, 2019
Welling isn’t the only confirmed guest star for the mega event, which is said to be the biggest yet, especially with this upcoming season of Arrow being the last. Tyler Hoechlin, who plays Supergirl’s Superman, and Brandon Routh, who played Clark Kent in Superman Returns and currently Ray Palmer/The Atom on Legends of Tomorrow, are also set to reprise their roles as the Man of Steel.
Playing an unknown character is Burt Ward, who portrayed Batman’s sidekick Robin in the Batman TV series and film in the 60s and various other shows. Jon Cryer will return as the Supergirl version of Lex Luthor and Elizabeth Tulloch will be back as Lois Lane for her second appearance in the Arrowverse as Superman’s girl after first appearing in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover event. Kevin Conroy will play Batman/Bruce Wayne for the first appearance of the caped crusader in the Arrowverse, despite numerous name drops throughout the years.
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“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will air in five parts, with Supergirl, Batwoman, and The Flash airing December 8-10 and Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow airing January 14 on The CW. This marks the first time the crossover has carried over to the next year.
See a panel we attended earlier this year with Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, and Michael Rosenbaum below!