Is there a chance that Tom Welling could really appear on Crisis on Infinite Earths coming up later this year/early 2020? We know that the demand is going to be there. While Arrow is the superhero show that started it all for the Arrowverse, you could argue that Smallville opened the door for it to be possible. (Remember when there were people clamoring for Justin Hartley to be Oliver Queen on the new show?)
We have seen actors from Smallville make appearances already on Supergirl, so it obviously makes sense that there would be interest in seeing Welling play a part — whether it be Superman or someone else. We also do wonder, though, whether or not Smallville is still considered too recent and the Arrowverse wants to avoid Superman comparisons. (Yet, Brandon Routh is going to be able to play Superman again.)
While at an appearance at a recent Fan Expo event (via ComicBook.com), Welling made it clear in a discussion with his former co-star Michael Rosenbaum that he is not coming back — while also joking about Michael’s status:
“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.”
Following this, Rosenbaum quickly responded and denied some of the rumors:
“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.”
For now, we’ll just have to settle for the million or so other appearances/cameos that we’re going to get during the crossover, which is set to span five separate hours and feature the biggest storyline for all of the various CW heroes. We are excited to see what happened, but also nervous since if this is anything like the comics, we’re sure that someone will end up dying … and that someone could end up being someone major and someone who makes us sad.
Do you want to see Tom Welling appear on Crisis on Infinite Earths, or be involved in the Arrowverse in some way moving forward? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: The CW.)