Death of Superman in “Crisis on Infinite Earths”

There’s a moment in the extended trailer for the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover recently released in which we see a very familiar image of Lois lamenting the death of Superman.

While Lois is clearly played by Elizabeth Tulloch, the Superman laying dead in front of her does not look like Tyler Hoechlin, and it is not Brandon Routh.

Speculation is that this is a Superman and Lois from a different multiversal Earth… With some suggesting this Superman is portrayed by one-time “Superboy” actor Gerard Christopher.

The one thing we do know from this sequence is that this Superman wasn’t killed by Doomsday but Lex Luthor.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will begin with Part 1 – “Supergirl” on Sunday, December 8 at 8.00pm ET/PT, Part 2 – “Batwoman” on Monday, December 9 at 8.00pm ET/PT, Part 3 – “The Flash” on Tuesday, December 10 at 8.00pm ET/PT, Part 4 – “Arrow” on Tuesday, January 14 at 8.00pm ET/PT and Part 5 – “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” on Tuesday, January 14 at 9.00pm ET/PT.

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December 7, 2019 1:41 am

Well one thing is for certain, this only adds on to the mystery of what’s going to happen in this crossover, and that Brandon’s, Tom’s,and Tyler’s Superman are safe for now.

December 7, 2019 1:49 am
Reply to  Superman2878

I think that his boots look different from Tyler’s. I don’t see any sign of the cape straps from this angle, and his right arm looks to be like it’s missing a sleeve. His insignia looks different from Tyler’s I think. I don’t see any evidence of those tiny little bars at the sides of the S emblem. The belt looks the same as Tyler’s though. I’m also taking note of what Lois is wearing. Her jacket has shoulder pads. A style that was popular in the early 1990’s. A style that was used for Lois in the death of… Read more »

December 7, 2019 9:42 am
Reply to  Superman2878

the biggest difference is the arrowverse has yet to have Supergirl or Superman or anyone with a cape have an emblem on it. The only recent tv show that showed Superman’s cape with the S shield was Krypton. Hmmm… I wonder if that is the earth the cancelled Syfy series was from.

December 7, 2019 11:44 am
Reply to  sman1938

You’re right sman1938. I totally missed the cape.

December 7, 2019 2:58 am

Well, at least they captured the essence of that pillar in the background.

December 7, 2019 12:26 pm

Since there are three confirmed Superman actors in this crossover, and from the looks of this picture a possible fourth actor possibly being Gerard Christopher, I have to ask, will there be more Superman actors to show up as Superman that they haven’t revealed yet? Like a surprise perhaps?

And by the way,
#Routh for Superman!

Still don’t know how # works, but if it helps with getting Routh to be Superman again after this event, then I’m all for it.

December 7, 2019 4:28 pm

I can kinda see where people might be getting that it’s Gerard Christopher but it could also just be a unknown actor with black hair. I guess they at some point go to an Earth where Lex has managed to kill Superman. ..maybe it’s THAT Earth’s Lex Jon Cryer is playing in that scene with the Monitor we saw recently rather than the Earth 38 Lex? I’m saying that because it mentions that he disappears into thin air.

December 7, 2019 6:39 pm
Reply to  MattComics

What if it’s the actor who played the stand in for Superman in Supergirl season one or the stunt double who was Henry’s stand in for the movie Shazam?

December 7, 2019 7:55 pm

Yeah that superman doesnt have Tyler’s cape clasp. See why can’t they make Tyler’s cape like that lol?

December 7, 2019 8:00 pm
Reply to  Iluvsuperman88

Hopefully they will fix that when they start production on the Superman and Lois series.

December 7, 2019 8:33 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Maybe so.

December 7, 2019 8:50 pm
Reply to  Iluvsuperman88

I like the rebirth/reborn look from the comics. I hope that they decide to incorporate that look for the series.

December 7, 2019 9:09 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Yeah basically take that and do for it what they did for the KC costume on Brandon.

December 8, 2019 1:11 am
Reply to  MattComics

Yes! I’m a huge fan of Routh’s KC Superman’s look!

December 8, 2019 2:12 am

Gerard Christopher? Does that mean they’d get Sherman Howard back as Lex?
Personally, I’d been hoping they’d talk John Newton back into the suit ever since the Superman Classic shorts, but I think he’s almost completely out of acting now.

December 8, 2019 1:49 pm

this looks like bruce campbell to me! love it! he was awesome on burn notice.

December 8, 2019 5:06 pm

Why is there a Superman cape on the pole when he’s still wearing his cape?

December 8, 2019 6:56 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

It’s not a cape, but a banner. Like “Superman Day” has been a recurring trope in various media since at least the third season of the 50s show did an episode around “Superman Week”.
Yes, I’ve talked to a girl! Why do people keep asking me that?!