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Tom Welling confirmed he will appear in Arrow next season

April 19th, 2019 by Marc Comments

The speculation begins again…

So word is that Smallville star Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent/Superman in the series, told fans at Armageddon Expo in New Zealand that he will be appearing in Arrow next season.

But will he back as Superman?

Well, it’s hard to say.

In the past we know that Welling was approached about starring as Superman in Supergirl on The CW and wasn’t keen: “There was an idea that maybe Supergirl, appearing on that, but it’s such a different show. I’m older now, I don’t look the same. Appearing on that show as Clark Kent or even Superman, for me, I would not want to watch me do that at all. They just have such a different tone.”

However, last year when all the excitement was going on for the Elseworlds CW crossover event, Arrow star Stephen Amell shared an image of himself in a boardroom with Welling and Michael Rosenbaum who  played Lex Luthor in Smallville (check it out here). At the time we all thought it might be for Elseworlds but when neither actor appeared on that event, it was guessed that it was for the Crisis event coming later this year and spanning all The CW shows.

So, basically, we kinda knew already Welling would appear in The CW shows this year, but maybe now we know it’s going to be Arrow.

Will he be Superman? We damn sure hope so.

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….