“Smallville” – Clark Kent’s Future Revealed


The CW has released a preview clip from the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover in which the fate of Clark Kent from “Smallville” has been revealed.

As fans speculated, Tom Welling’s Clark Kent appears to have given up his powers, probably using Gold Kryptonite, to live a life on the Kent Farm, married to Lois Lane, with children of their own.

Titled “Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part 3” this episode is scheduled to air on The CW in the USA on Tuesday, December 10 at 8.00pm ET/PT.

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December 9, 2019 9:57 pm

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I’m so glad to see that Clark and Lois are happy together. And to hear that they have kids is as Clark would say swell.

December 9, 2019 10:02 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

It was good to see him again… not surprised at his outcome haha.

Now spidey…. how awesome was rouths Superman???? I loved every second of that! I like hoechlin’s Superman, but damn… I’m with you now and want a routh show.. and that suit looked freakin awesome and I wish they had used something similar in Returns. He truly grew into the role!

December 10, 2019 1:55 am
Reply to  sundevil82

I am ecstatic about it sundevil82! There are no words about how happy I am to see Brandon back as Superman! 😀 I say go to Twitter my friend, and let them know how great it is to see Brandon back as Superman. And to also ask for a Brandon Routh Superman series. With enough fans like us cheering for them to make a show with Routh’s Superman, I’m sure that they would listen and give us something. If you’re wondering why this comment looks a little bit different sundevil82, I deleted my first one because I wasn’t too happy… Read more »

December 9, 2019 10:06 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I think that Clark giving up his powers was a tip of the hat to Superman 2.

December 9, 2019 10:14 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Yup and a convenient familiar plot point for Welling haha. Erica still my top 2 favorite lois’s … and routh references Superman 3. I can’t get over how good he looked and how well he played the character. Seriously. I really wish he had received a better movie

December 10, 2019 11:15 am
Reply to  sundevil82

And also Routh’s Superman mentioned to Tyler’s Superman that this wasn’t the first time that he fought himself. I thought that was kinda odd because Superman Returns ignores Superman 3 and 4. My only explanation for it would either be Superman created his own version of Flash point at some point in his life and changing a few key points in his life by mistake, or maybe there was a version of Flash on his earth that made a Flash point situation that changed some of his history. They did mention Jason but no other news about him. So I’m… Read more »

December 9, 2019 10:15 pm

What a waste… An excuse to bumb batwoman’s ratings. Glad I didn’t bother watching it. Story wise this goes against everything the show setup and stood for.

December 9, 2019 10:41 pm

“As long as I’m not in the suit.”
The more I see from this cross over, the less I feel it was necessary.

December 9, 2019 11:29 pm

Well I have to say that was disappointing on the Smallville front. Wasn’t the whole point of that show Clark growing up and embracing his role as a hero. For a universe that owes everything to Smallville that really went against what the show was all about.

December 10, 2019 8:18 am
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I think that was Welling’s call and terms for being part of it. As the show went on he seemed to resent being the character as an actor. I mean, he hated the role so much that they had to CGI him as Superman. He wouldn’t wear the costume.
All that being said, this takes a dump on the sequel comic-book that came after too.

December 9, 2019 11:54 pm

Well, that’s about as Tom Welling a cameo as a Tom Welling cameo gets. Not only were there no flights, and no tights, but he gave up his powers completely… Sounds about right for his version of Superman lol. I did like the scene, though. For all the talk about his acting I think he might be the best of the three Supermen in this crossover. Saw the other scene with Routh and Hoechlin going at it and wasn’t impressed with either.

December 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Reply to  cpm72586

Tom’s acting was strong in that scene.

December 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Reply to  Randarch

He was great. I’m so glad that we got to see him in the role again.

December 10, 2019 12:21 am

Meh… I hope that’s not all.

December 10, 2019 12:38 am

I was a bit disappointed with the Clark Kent from Smallville having no power, to me they wasted 10 years for nothing?
It was great seeing Brandon Routh as Superman again!
As for Kevin Conroy as Batman I was disappointed they made his Batman a villain attacking Supergirl! This episode to me was a let down.
With 2 Supermen and Supergirl left I hope the rest will get better!

December 10, 2019 9:00 am

Hats off to Brandon Routh. Welling? No tights, no flights, no powers, no nothing.

December 10, 2019 10:23 am

This episode was awesome. Routh was amazing, Welling was as likable as ever and seeing him punch Luthor was classic. And Luthor being ticked about him giving up his powers for his kids was classic Luthor “might is right” as the Lois & Clark Luthor would say. I noticed some negative comments about this episode, it just goes to show you cant make everybody happy, but I think the CW is really trying to do a good job.

December 10, 2019 12:58 pm

I’m still gonna cross my fingers for seeing Tom as Superman before the crossover is.. well… over. I mean, if the multiverse is in danger… it would mean the deaths of his daughters… so…

December 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Reply to  Randarch

I’m keeping my fingers crossed as well Randarch. 🙂

December 10, 2019 1:42 pm

So far I’d say everything we’ve seen has been done in typical CW style. Two clunkers, Smallville Clark giving up his powers and present day Superman/Lois carting around ridiculous baby.

December 10, 2019 2:43 pm

Man, so despite 10 seasons of talk about destiny and being the hope for humanity Clark chucks his powers and acts mildly bemused at the idea of multiple universes of people dying which would naturally include his own thus putting his wife and daughters in danger in addition the literally everyone else. I think Smallville series Clark even on his worst teen-angst ridden Season 3 or 4 day would still be running back to the Fortress haggling with Jor-El for a way to get his powers back so he could help.

December 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Reply to  MattComics

These writers (and many in general for that matter) don’t seem to care about the optics or natural progression of story or logic and reason for that matter. They figure if they throw the audience a few bones, that’ll be enough. And while some point out the flaws, are they wrong about the general masses not caring?