Tom Welling Interested in Appearing on “The Flash”

“Lucifer” ep.301B. Photo by Darren Michaels, SMPSP

In recent months Tom Welling has knocked back any suggestion of appearing on The CW’s “Supergirl”, but in a new interview he’s reportedly said that he’s willing to show up on “The Flash”.

Reporter Luis Lecca at NukeTheFridge.com says he spoke to Tom Welling for over an hour at a recent Fox Fall TV lineup party, where the two chatted about “Smallville”, his new character on “Lucifer”, amongst other things. When the discussion turned to “Supergirl” Tom repeated that he didn’t feel his Clark Kent would fit on that show.

However, he seems to feel that something could be done with “The Flash”. Welling said, “I am willing to go on The Flash and I have a few ideas on how it can happen if the network asks me. In fact, I think I can make it happen.”

What do you think? Could an alternate version of Clark Kent/Superman, played by Tom Welling, appear on “The Flash”? Is that what Tom is suggesting? Or is he thinking of appearing as some other character?

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89 Comments on "Tom Welling Interested in Appearing on “The Flash”"

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sundevil82
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‘Do or do not do. There is no try.’

spidey2878
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So he doesn’t want to be on Supergirl but want’s to be on the Flash? Did he actually say anything about playing an alternate version of Superman on the flash? Is the show Lucifer a DC related show? I thought it was. If it is, what if he’s just going to reprise the character he plays on Lucifer? I’m a huge fan of Smallville, however I’m not seeing any indication that he has plans to play Clark or Superman again for that matter. If he does show up at some point, he may play a different character than Superman. I… Read more »
sundevil82
Member

While I do think he did a disservice to fans by refusing to wear the suit, I respect his decision. I also respect his decision to not revisit the role on Supergirl. I don’t understand what he’s doing with this statement though. I think people would appreciate some clarification. Why tease fans at all?

Rod
Member

Look at Clark/Superman from Supergirl and think about Clark/Superman aka The Blur on Smallville, they are at total ends of the spectrum. His portrayal of Kal with have totally clashed with the overall feel of Supergirl, though I would have preferred his interpretation of the goofy one on Supergirl.

As for his statement, reading between the lines and the dynamic of the show, it is a safe bet to say he has ideas how to crossover his Kal into the Arrow/Flashverse, which would fit the tone of his Kal.

Superman555
Member

I just don’t think it will be Kal. If it is,he will be a blur.

Superman555
Member

He’s teasing fans to get back at those who criticized him for not appearing on Supergirl.

Superman555
Member

I relunctantly agree with you Spidey. He’s just trying to tease the Superman fans.

spidey2878
Guest

You say you agree with me but reluctantly. Why? Did I say something offensive that I’m not aware of?

spidey2878
Guest

And please explain to me what it is you are ruluctantly agreeing with me, because I have no idea what it is that you are agreeing about or why you reluctantly to.

Superman555
Member

It’s called teasing.Tounge firmly in cheeck. I don’t get offended as easily as some do these days.

spidey2878
Guest

True, people do get to easily offended these days. I was a bit puzzled by the previous post, thanks for clarifying it up.

Superman1993
Member

I am hoping if Tom Welling does come to The Flash that it will be a recurring role so we can see him more than once.

Superman555
Member

Not gonna happen.

spidey2878
Guest

Is this the third or fourth time Tom has talked about the Supergirl/Flash shows? I know he’s talked about Supergirl in the past, but I’m getting the impression that he’s talking about it alot.

Superman555
Member

Teasing.

The_News_Editor
Member

I’m still a little steamed about Tom Welling regarding how he never wanted to appear fully as Superman in full uniform (and please don’t use the whole “no flight, no tights” rule because they threw that rule out when they allowed everyone but the start of the show to do it.)

I don’t know if I want to see him as Clark or Superman anymore. Although, I really like Tyler Hoechlin’s version of Clark and Superman. He’s right on the money.

spidey2878
Guest
Yeah I don’t know how I feel about Tom Welling wearing the superman suit either. On the one had he did an amazing job in Smallville, no one else could’ve done a better job on that show. However his finale performance as the man of steel did leave alot of fans including myself disappointed because of the lack of the Siperman suit and the little or no use of his title. I don’t think they ever really called him superman now that I think about it. As for Tyler Hoechlin’s Siperman, I also really like his too. He brings a… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

Oops I meant to say Superman not Siperman.
It was the autocorrect’s fault

spidey2878
Guest

As I said before I I definitely agree with you The_News _Editor about Tyler’s performance. He’s doing a good job. Please excuse me if I misspelled your name. Sometimes I press the wrong buttons.

The_News_Editor
Member

Ha ha. It happens to the best of us. But I do agree with you, Tom did a great job as Clark Kent, but as the show went on and especially the last season, they could have done more. And Tom was in a position to push for more Superman, but didn’t.

And you are right, they never called him “Superman” at all.

Clark_Kent29
Member

Actually, Chloe called him Superman in the finale, plus there were newspapers in the “future” episodes with Superman on the headlines.

The_News_Editor
Member

It’s been so long, I forgot. Thanks for the reminder.

spidey2878
Guest

Well that’s a both yes and no. Yes she did say to her son in reading a superman origin story on how he became Superman, and yes that there were some headlines that called him superman. However no one actually pointed and said” look there’s Superman.”

Superman555
Member

Didn’t Lana call him Superman mockingly in the first show. He had been reading about “Uberman”.

spidey2878
Guest

She did, but I think she noticed he was carrying too many books and was trying to do too much at once. So the name Superman was implied that he can do alot.

Flo RIDA2k13
Member

Don’t count on it. Tyler Superman is mediocre. Majority of real Superman fans enjoyed the series finale….especially the last scene. Majority of us were very satisfied.

The_News_Editor
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I’m glad that you and others enjoyed the last episode of “Smallville,” but I know many (including myself) were extremely disappointed. For many seasons we saw Green Arrow, Aquaman, Blue Beetle, and many others, heck, even the Wonder Twins, using their code names, wearing their uniforms and some even flying. But not the star of the show. Not the one person that we really wanted to see become a superhero. Heck, we couldn’t even get a stinking full episode of Tom as Superman while wearing the actual uniform. I don’t think you can blame a lot of us for feeling… Read more »
Superman555
Member

After the way they dissed him last time,if he comes back I hope it’s to make amends to the character.

Flo RIDA2k13
Member

You’re always bashing on Tom for years. Majority say (me included) Tyler suck at being Superman. Tom will always be Superman. THE show Supergirl suck.

spidey2878
Guest

I know Smallvile is a great series. One of the best that I’ve seen, but Supergirl isn’t bad either and has nothing to do with Smallville. So I don’t understand the tradh talk about it.It’s a show that has hart. The people who make the show try really hard. I say give some credit where it’s due. Melissa Benoinst is a terrific Supergirl.

spidey2878
Guest

And Tyler is an actor who is playing the role of Superman. He doesn’t decide what material he’s given to work with for the episode. So I say give the guy a break. He was doing the best he could for the season finale.

spidey2878
Guest

I meant to say that I don’t understand the trash talk about Supergirl. Autocorrect got in the way.

Rod
Member

I agree Flo, I can’t stomach to watch Supergirl, it’s soooo … some episodes I watched while it was on CBS were just like watching Gossip Girl or something of that nature. And while it isn’t Tyler’s fault for the material he is handed, that VERSION of Superman is stomach turning, leave that version of Kal being Clark where it belongs, in the 70’s and 80’s.

For the Few episodes of Tom playing a matured Clark, his version and his portrayal is head and shoulders above Tyler’s.

spidey2878
Guest
Just because the finale of Supergirl had some problems with superman should not reflect on the first two episodes he was in. In fact I’d say the first two episodes of Supergirl season two had Tyler play Superman very accurately to who he is suppose to be. And again I say there’s hypocrisy of complaints about Supergirl being stronger than superman viewpoint. What about wonder woman winning the tug of war against superman and the rest of the Justice League in the 2017 comic book essentials magazine picture? Yeah, I’m not hearing one single complaint. That’s not right. Tyler should… Read more »
Rod
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Wow, you are so wrong on so many levels. Clearly you have no real understanding of the history of the character in the comics and are only familiar with Donner’s version of Superman – and that’s fine, I myself prefer a more adult less camp type of movie. And another point where you are wrong in, Cavil’s version of Superman has not been given a free pass as many viewers complain on the “brooding” and “depressing” behavior … which clearly they have no idea what depression and brooding looks like or is. Concerned? YES, unsure of himself in MoS (as… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest
Have you seen Kirk Allen’s or George Reeves version of the character? To say that I only know one version is wrong on so many levels. In fact the Christopher Reeve version of the character is true to the comics as with Reeves’s and Allen’s. And to say that batman v superman was not depressing and superman was not brooding? Which movie did you see? because clearly it was not batman v superman. Superman saying to Lois that maybe the world doesn’t need superman and the false god spray painted on the statue of superman. And I don’t want to… Read more »
spidey2878
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To say that I “have no real understanding of the history of the character in the comics and are only familiar with Donner’s version of Superman ” is false. Reeve had played Superman the same way superman had always been played. Reeves,and Alyn had played superman the same way reeve had. Even the Fleischer cartoon series had Clark wink and smile at the end of some episodes. In fact the cartoons that came before reeve often plays Superman in a positive manner. Actors who have played superman in a similar similar way include Daily, Newborn,Cain,Welling, Routh,and Hoechlin. Half of those… Read more »
bobowankenobi
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Why does Tom HAVE TO play Clark? He can virtually be ANYBODY on any DC show and the fans would be happy. To be honest, if he did play a version of Clark, I think it would be a little weird. He has permission to branch out. In fact, he’s good at playing a villain. Would love to see him in the bad guy role.

Superman555
Member

Bizzaro.

Clark_Kent29
Member
Obviously he means his character and not any other, otherwise he wouldn’t have chosen The Flash specifically. Also if that were the case he could’ve easily played another character on Supergirl & Arrow (which he was invited too) as well. No, he means Clark. As much as I’ve wanted to see him in Supergirl I have to agree with him, it just wouldn’t make sense & from all accounts he is very loyal to his SV cast & would’ve been awkward for him to play the character alongside Benoist instead of his personal friend Laura Vandervoort. And with Erica playing… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

But the Flash/Arrow verse has a different Balck Canary, and Hawkman than in the Smallville TV universe. So for him to show up on the flash as Clark Kent or superman wouldn’t make sense unless if he’s a Clark Kent and Superman from a different multiverse.

spidey2878
Guest

Also the green arrow is different in both universes so that’s a major factor too.

Superman555
Member

There you go again….

Clark_Kent29
Member
It would be if he would appear on Arrow. He was invited & declined as well. Problably for that same reason. With The Flash it’s another matter entirely & opens the door for many possibilities including him playing several versions of the character. I’m sure they won’t do it but I would love for him to do a play on Whatever Happened to The Man of Tomorrow for instance, with Barry arriving to a world where Superman no longer exists. As actor who wants to stretch his abilities I’m sure Tom would love the challenge to play the version of… Read more »
Superman555
Member

Please don’t complicate matters with facts. This is after all,make believe. Cool make believe,but nevertheless exiting fantasy.

spidey2878
Guest

Well if it makes any easier, we could just say it’s a big multiverse.

spidey2878
Guest

But yeah I could see how it can be confusing. I think by saying that it is a big Multiverse takes away any complicated details and simplifies it a bit.

spidey2878
Guest

I’m not trying to complicate matters. I’m simply pointing out the difference between the Arrow series and Smallville so that there isn’t any confusion. And yes it is a fun cool series but certainty nothing to debate about.

Superman555
Member

Mmmmm. I like the way you think.

Clark_Kent29
Member

Also I direct all who say he has a problem with tights to this publicity shot. just early this year he wore them to raise Money for St.Jude’s Children’s Hospital with his Represent t-shirt campaign.
http://surfmypictures.com/image/4165d43260c6de67/tzmcx.html

Superman555
Member

He he. Half a costume. Reminds me of a Star Trek comic where Spock gave McCoy a one arm hug.

Clark_Kent29
Member
Lol the reality is fans will never be satisfied. In the finale he wore the upper body part, they were asking the rest, he wears the tights for charity, “where’s the rest ?” Common sense here: he’s promoting a shirt with proceeds for charity, so he wouldn’t (and couldn’t since WB would have to sign off on the symbol appearing on the campaign) be able to wear the upper body part (which he already did on the finale) because he had the shirt to promote. Remember that Clark only started to wear the symbol on his chest on SV when… Read more »
Superman555
Member

Good to know. Thank you.

spidey2878
Guest

Where’s the rest of it?

Clark_Kent29
Member
he’s promoting a shirt with proceeds for charity, so he wouldn’t (and couldn’t since WB would have to sign off on the symbol appearing on the campaign) be able to wear the upper body part (which he already did on the finale) because he had the shirt to promote. Remember that Clark only started to wear the symbol on his chest on SV when Tom became a producer so I doubt that he’s afraid of wearing it, by all accounts the show went to the next level with Clark being more pro-active & being more super-hero heavy due to Tom’s… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

I know he’s promoting a charity fund, but it seems to me he’s doing exactly what he did in Smallville. Yes he’s wearing tights, but he’s not wearing the Superman uniform completely.he may not have a problem wearing tights, however he might have a problem being Superman. Again I have no problem with Tom Welling’s version of the character. I like his version of the character and I do hope to see him on the flash.

Clark_Kent29
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Seems to me you want to find some fault where there is none. WB owns Superman, they would have to sign off on him wearing the full costume. This was a publicity shot for the campaign promoting the shirt which he would have to wear so you would never be able to see the full suit anyway. As for a problem with being Superman, you did read what’s above his trolley suit case on the photo didn’t you ? He wore the Superman shield on his chest for at least 2 seasons and wore the upper body Superman suit on… Read more »
spidey2878
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I don’t know what you mean by saying that I’m “trying to find faults where there is none”, but I’m just pointing out the facts. Here are some. 1. When on the Jimmy Falon show a few years back, Tom was uncomfortable answering the question on whether or not he’d be in the superman suit. Yes he did mention about WB telling him not to reveal anything about the suit while on the Jimmy Fallon show, however his behavior showed that he was uncomfortable regarding suit. 2. Tom did turn down the role of Clark before he finally read the… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest
And I did notice the “Blur” outfits he wore in seasons nine and 10. Every Smallville/ Superman fan noticed that. Although if I had to pick between the Matrix Neo and the Fonz look, I would pick the Fons. The black outfit just wasn’t his color.and as for wolverine not having a costume in the movies, that’s actually incorrect. He wore a black leather suit in the first three movies , then there was the brown leather jacket he wore in the other movies that had colors that resembled the colors of the wolverines costume in the comics. It was… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

I am glad that Tom did wear the Superman symbol for season 9 and 10.
As I say again to debate about this is pointless and silly because this is a show that is no longer running. And when it did air, I thought Tom played the role successfully.

Clark_Kent29
Member
You just proved my point. That is a lazy excuse to get Jackman off the hook. If you go by that logic, Tom’s pre-Superman suits count as well. If you go by the ridiculous excuse of Jackman wearing his colors then you know Tom wore Superman’s colors since season 2. The reason why people give him a free pass is because of how great he talks about the character. The fact is most fans want a submissive smiling nerd saying “Yes I love Superman, I love playing Superman, it’s been my whole life dream of playing him.” or they feel… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest
What people seem to forget is Smallville is a story of pre superman. Clark’s coming of age story. And Tom did it for ten seasons. He probably doesn’t want to play that character anymore. Maybe he’s thinking of playing a different DC character, I don’t know. I know as much about what part he would play on the flash as I do about how the final Star Wars movie will end. Which is nothing. (I like to avoid Star Wars spoilers)lol. Nobody knows what part Tom Welling would play if he were on the flash. I look at it this… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

Hugh Jackman was called Wolverine by other characters,while Tom was not called Superman by other characters . True the word Superman may have been used once or twice,maybe three times but it was not used in the typical way for superman. No one said “look there goes superman”. Where as in the x-men films Logan had been called the wolverine on multiple occasions.

Clark_Kent29
Member
When I said WB had to sign off on the suit I meant for the charity thing, wasn’t talking about any of the shows obviously. Though they have to sign off on Superman being allowed to appear obviously. Tom said countless times he didn’t sign off at first because there wasn’t a script & he thought it would be the same thing that’s been done in the past namely on tv with cheaper effects/wardrope. After he read it, he realized it was something special. Christopher Reeve (who always turned down Super projects like Supergirl, Superboy, Lois & Clark) mentioned the… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest
Yes I did notice about what he said about giving interviews. I was pointing out his behavior. I ask who would be comfortable talking about possibly playing superman? Regardless if they are signed on to play him or not, it’s still a big role. And the idea of people looking at the actor in tights as Superman brings pressure. True he may not feel uncomfortable in tights anymore, but what about the whole superman tights? Regardless If WB needs him to sign to wear them, how does he feel about the possibility of wearing the full suit? I don’t know… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

Still, I do have to admit this conversation has been interesting. And yes the ball is in their court for Welling to be on the Flash. I do agree with you there. I wonder if it will happen. I’m sure Tom will be great in the role he plays. If he plays Superman, great. I hope it happens. If he plays another role, I’m sure he will be great in that part too. Like you said the ball is in there court.

Randarch
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Hi all. I just listened to an audio clip of Tom and Michael talking about this on YouTube.

Apparently, the CW also asked MR to reprise Lex. I get the impression, that they were asked to be the actual regular Lex and Clark of the ‘Supergirl’ show. One of the reasons they both turned it down, was that they didn’t want to become just supporting characters showing up on occasion.

Clark_Kent29
Member

Exactly. For it to make sense they would have to have a huge reason to be there. Plus, Supergirl’s Superman is more of a secondary character to her. On The Flash, he & Barry can be equals.

spidey2878
Guest

I do a agree that superman would be a secondary character on Supergirl, however I think he’d also be a secondary character on the flash because for two reasons.
1. It’s not his city that he’d be helping to protect.
2. He’s not a weekly cast regular.
So he’d only be there to support the Flash the same as he did for his cousin.
I do believe he should show up though.

spidey2878
Guest

I do agree that superman would be a secondary character on the show Supergirl, however I disagree that he would be the flash’s equal for three reasons.
1. It’s not his city that he’d be helping to protect.
2. He’s not a weekly cast regular.
3. He doesn’t help the flash occasionally. Supergirl and arrow both have helped the flash occasionally to be called his equal. Superman has yet to appear on the flash.

spidey2878
Guest

I had thought the previous post didn’t go through that’s why there are two similar posts.

MattComics
Member

“Why does Tom HAVE TO play Clark?”

10 seasons and all they got was a lousy t-shirt? Besides if 90’s Flash is an Earth then I’m sure the Earth where all sad moments end with pop songs and slow motion walking is out there to.

In all seriousness though at the end of the day all any actor really owes the audience is the quality of their performance. However, practically speaking if you’re THAT allergic to the idea of ever being Superman maybe don’t sign on to play Clark Kent?

Flo RIDA2k13
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This site wjustill never change. I’m just here to see all the Tom Welling bashing. I’m just glad this site, full of users/ people are not the “leading authority” of all there is Superman. Whoever is the admin on this Website is like giving you a slab of “Tom Welling news” meat and feeds you guys like alligators or sharks in a tank. Millions of people from other better/pro Superman sites are glad Tom is returning to TV and his open return to CW hopefully see him in the Flash in a soon future. He is Superman. Did you guys… Read more »
spidey2878
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I’m not bashing Tom. In fact as I said before that there is no one who could’ve done a better job for Smallville than Tom Welling. All I’m saying about the finale episode is that there could’ve been more super suit for him for him to be in and just the shirt rip. And as for Tyler, he’s about 6 feet or so in hight. That’s still tall. And he can’t help the hight he has. And as for his Superman, his version is way more accurate than Cavill’s. At least he acts like Superman. And as for Supergirl beating… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

As I said before,Tom was perfect for Smallville. If he shows up on the Flash great, I’ll enjoy it. Alot of Smallville fans will too. Maybe he’ll be there for a crossover event. I don’t know what part he would play, but if he does show up I’m sure his fans will be happy to see him there. Only time will tell I guess.

Superman555
Member

I agree with you sweety. Though I’m probably going to get bashed for it.

spidey2878
Guest

I don’t see why. I don’t see anything wrong with what you’ve said. For me, at this point if I get a negative vote I just don’t care. If I get a positive vote, cool. As I said before I enjoyed Smallville. If Tom makes an appearance as Superman/Clark Kent, or any other character, I’m sure it will be a very cool episode and I look forward to day it happens,

Clark_Kent29
Member
I agree with you in the sense when it comes to Tom he is hated for that one thing like any other actor. Hugh Jackman never wore Wolverine’s costume yet he is loved & no one questions that he is a great Wolverine. Iron Fist & Luke Cage’s actors on their shows don’t wear the costumes (while Daredevil does) but I don’t see this kind of hate for them. While the movie was heavily criticized I don’t think anyone really said Ryan Reynolds was not Green Lantern due to the suit being fully CGI. And when you isolate certain parts… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

I’d definitely see a Tom Welling Superman movie. Even though he never wore the suit, he did a phenomenal job in that role. I say it’s one of the best if not the best, longest running superman show that there ever was.I wish that there was a Superman movie starring Tom. He’d be a way better Superman than the one that’s currently on the big screen.

spidey2878
Guest

You complain about the insults about Tom yet you insult Tyler’s Superman.

spidey2878
Guest

For some reason my previous post ended on the wrong spot.

spidey2878
Guest
Flo you complain about the insults about Tom and that people are being unfair yet you insult Tyler’s Superman. .You also said that the majority of Superman fans say Tyler sucks as superman. Well, when did this vote occur? Certainly I didn’t get a vote on it. And I don’t think it right to say that majority says so when there is no statistics to back up those claims. I like to speak for myself. And I think Tyler did a good job regardless of the season finale and of what the naysayers think. As for Tom, I say again… Read more »
Superman555
Member

Are you sure he will play Superman. He might be playing Bizzaro. LOL

spidey2878
Guest
As I said before I don’t know what role he would play. He might play superman, he might not. I’m sure it will be fun to watch though. As I said before it’s a big multiverse. In season 2 of the Flash, when Barry was first traveling the multiverse there were images of different universes and one of them was a scene of the first flash John Wesley Shipp as the flash. I don’t know if it was Jay Garrick he was looking at or Shipp’s version of Barry. Then back in season 1 of Supergirl when the flash had… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

I just want to say that I’ve seen some rude talk from time to time. And as a Superman fan, I find it troubling. I just think that there really is no reason to act that way especially when it comes to Superman. Yes not everyone agrees on the best version of the character, but that’s no reason for rudeness. I just find it troubling when Superman fans can’t have a civil conversation about Superman.

spidey2878
Guest

I’m just making a point is all.

spidey2878
Guest
I’ve been been thinking alot about this. That the complaints of Tom not wearing the superman suit and the complaints of Tyler losing to Supergirl and calling her Earth’s champion are both silly. There’s no point in complaining about them. Yes they both have had problems with the roles that they were given at some point,but they both played a superman that were very similar to each other. True that they are not the same Superman, but they both cared for the people that they were saving. And they both at some level of character design, are inspired by the… Read more »
spidey2878
Guest

Tim and Tyler both did a Super job at playing Superman in my book.

spidey2878
Guest

I meant to say that Tom and Tyler did a super job not Tim and Tyler. I accedently typed Tim instead of Tom.

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