Smallville Star Tom Welling has made it clear that we’d love to reprise Superman again, this time playing the iconic hero alongside Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne in The Batman. Welling is well versed in playing Clark Kent. From 2001 to 2011 he was shown as a young Kent on the show, Smallville, which originally aired on The WB before the channel merged with The CW during Smallvilles’ 5th season. The show focused on Kent’s journey to become the Man of Steel, showing him navigating baddies, alien origins, and high school terrors. Welling also reprized this role in 2019 as part of the sixth annual edition. Arrowverse crossover event “Crisis of Infinite Earths” on The CW.
Also in 2019, it was announced that Pattinson would take the helm as Bruce Wayne after Ben Affleck left a DCEU project that had been in the works since 2014. Pattinson will debut as the newest Batman to grace the silver screen in Matt Reeves. The batman, which will be released in March 2022. The cast also includes Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Firth as the Penguin and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. The movie will skip the Bruce Wayne origin story to Batman that fans have seen many times before and instead jump straight into his second year as the caped crusader. Two sequels and a prequel are already planned after the launch of The batman.
In a recent interview with The Geeky World by ErnestoneitorWelling spoke about his time reprising his role as Superman in “Crisis of Infinite Earths” and mentioned that he would love the opportunity to play Clark alongside his friend Robert Pattinson. When asked if he would be interested in appearing as Superman in a movie like The flash, which will be released in 2022, Welling seemed open to the idea. He said he thought it would be “cold“to appear in one of the planned sequels of The batman, because Pattinson is his friend. Check out the interview below:
Because The batman already exists on a different timeline than the recent one League of Justice movies starring Affleck as Bruce Wayne, some have speculated that this could open the door to more bending crossovers of similar dimensions to those Arrowverse Cross. Additionally, photos on the set of a party scene in the film show characters dressed up as Superman and Wonder Woman, suggesting that these characters will exist within Reeves’ movie universe. However, it is unclear what Welling’s role would look like, as his recent appearance showed that Clark Kent had given up his powers to work on his parents’ farm and raise their children.
Although nothing has been confirmed, it appears that there are multiple routes through which Welling could reprise his role on both the big and small screens. Welling Smallville Co-star Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor on the show, even hinted at a possible animated sequel to the show. As for The batmanThere has been no comment on the possibility of Welling’s Superman appearing in the movies. For now, fans will have to wait and see if anything comes out of these statements.
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