Tom Welling Talks 10 Years of “Smallville” and the Idea of Playing Superman

In a new episode of his “Inside of You” podcast, Michael Rosenbaum sits down with Tom Welling to look back on their years on “Smallville,” how Tom felt being such a newbie on the set in Season 1, upcoming “Smallville” projects, and whether he’d ever consider playing Superman in the future.

At one hour, eleven minutes into the episode Michael asks Tom about the idea of playing Superman all these years later, after 10 seasons of seeing his character’s grow to become Superman. Tom refers to the idea of the Multiverse and how film and television are embracing the concept. “I think it’d be cool”.

Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling are aiming to pitch the idea of a “Smallville” animated series, with discussions reportedly taking place with Warner Bros. next month.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
December 22, 2021 11:34 pm

Not that Hollywood isn’t *slowly* coming around to the idea of comparatively older actors as superheroes; a 43 year old Robert Downey Jr, despite being pretty fit, only got away with it because it was explicitly the suit doing the heavy lifting, and a 34 year old Christopher Reeve (I’m sure largely from some behind the scenes things like his decision to go for a leaner, slimmer look after literally being the first actor to bulk up specifically for a superhero role) was considered to aging out of the part. But now that Tom Welling is sliding toward 50, and… Read more »

December 23, 2021 8:04 pm
Reply to  afriend

I have only one thing to say. And these words I have to say are very important. And these words are……….DC,WB please bring back Brandon Routh’s Superman. He played an older version of Superman and he can age even more so into the role. Please listen to the fans and bring back Routh.

I had to say it. 🙂

December 23, 2021 9:36 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I knew you would. Merry Christmas, my friend.

December 24, 2021 6:31 pm
Reply to  afriend

Thank you afriend. Have a Merry and Joyful Christmas. To you and yours. 🙂

Last edited 11 months ago by Superman2878