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OFFICIAL: Tom Welling will play Clark Kent in Crisis on Infinite Earths

September 20th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, it looks like it’s finally official… Tom Welling IS returning as Clark Kent for The CW’s Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earth crossover event.

Deadline is reporting that Welling will be the third Superman in the event, joining Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh… which is interesting as we already learned there’s going to be various versions of Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen/Arrow in there too.

And, speaking of Amell, he had this to say on Twitter:

Well, he’s not wrong. For all the brilliance of the Arrowverse’s world-building, it wouldn’t have been possible without Smallville laying the foundation (yes, I know Birds of Prey came first but it never left much of an imprint, sadly).

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.”

We couldn’t agree more… maybe we’ll finally get to see Welling put on the blue and red he earned but never got to wear.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….