Answers to Your Burning Questions After “Crisis on Infinite Earths”

Crisis on Infinite Earths

With the conclusion of the 5-part “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, fans inevitably had a number of questions about where things are at with this new universe, what happened to various characters, and what plans never came to fruition. caught up with Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim to find out the answers to some of these questions.

After Tom Welling’s Clark Kent was seen in episode two of the crossover, we never saw him or his Lois again. So what happened? Are they still alive?

“I absolutely can confirm that they’re still alive, they’re still living their happy ending,” Guggenheim reports. Previously established to have given up his Kryptonian powers to lead a normal life as a family man, “Clark is getting the hero’s ending he deserves.”

While Tom Welling and Erica Durance both returned to reprise their roles from “Smallville,” Michael Rosenbaum revealed on Twitter that he had been approached to return as Lex Luthor, but had knocked back the offer.

“We had a version where he would have been in the scene [on the Kent farm] with Tom [Welling], and then the clock ran out on that [due to Welling’s availability],” says Guggenheim. “I then had the idea of having [Rosenbaum] and [Supergirl‘]s Jon Cryer have a scene together, which would have been really, really cool.

“It’s a bummer,” Guggenheim concedes. “Michael is definitely the one that got away.”

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January 17, 2020 12:58 am

This is great news! 🙂
I’m so happy to read that Tom’s CLark and Erica’s Lois are both still alive and still happy.

January 19, 2020 1:16 am

Happy for their happiness. Less happy that when presented with the idea that universes are going to die Clark just seems like “Nah, imma go back to the house.” Maybe if this was his high-school self during one of his “I just wanna be normal” funks but not his post Season 10 self IMO.

January 19, 2020 5:29 pm

‘Burning questions’

January 19, 2020 8:21 pm

Didn’t answer any of the questions I had, but cool to read anyway. I’m hoping for an interview or comment from Bryan Singer about seeing his Superman again. I read this in another article: “Earth-96 is featured with the return of Brandon Routh as the Christopher Reeves Superman with the John Williams score and all. Worth a mention this isn’t the Kingdom Come Superman version from the crossover, but the Superman from the Donner and Singer films (since Brandon Routh is leaving Legends, fans are hoping for a Routh Superman series on HBO Max).” Does anyone know what that means… Read more »

January 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Reply to  krispynachos

They’re going to go with whatever version went over better with the fans… let’s not pretend. They did Brandon a disservice and then singer and them got In Trouble. I’m a little disappointed this was the best they could do for him.

January 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that WB decides to give us a Brandon Routh Superman series of some kind. If not, then at least maybe they can bring him back from time to time in the upcoming Hoechlin Superman series as a mentor to Tyler’s version. Much like John Wesley Shipp’s Flash was for Grant Gustin’s Flash. But here’s a question that I’ve been thinking about since Miller’s Flash met Gustin’s Flash last week. Since the DCEU and the CW Flash’s have met, does this mean that we will get a movie of the DCEU teaming up with the CW… Read more »

January 20, 2020 6:54 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I highly doubt it, but I also highly hope for it! I never thought I’d see the day where Routh returned as Superman, let alone Ezra showing up as the Flash on TV… so I guess you never know.