Tom Welling to Return for “Crisis on Infinite Earths”

Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Not April Fools (we swear)! Tom Welling has been confirmed to return to his iconic Smallville role in the forthcoming Arrowverse crossover.

Marc Guggenheim addressed the news, which was confirmed on EW, with the following:

It is important to note that as of yet it has NOT been confirmed that he will be portraying Superman of yet, as opposed to Clark Kent, but it is important to note that this is neither a confirmation or a denial either way, so far as we are yet aware.

Watch this news for more space, as it develops…

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afriend
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afriend

He’s got a college fund to pay for! And Tom Jr. Is going to Yale!!

Flo RIDA2k13
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Flo RIDA2k13

The news is all over the internet. I knew about it since last night. As usual, this site has never been a friendly site to Tom Welling, EVER. For an actor who has played the character the longest and the true heir to Christopher Reeve legacy(not Cavill), he has never been given a warm Superman welcome from this site. I’m surprised this site is posting anything “positive about Tom Welling”. For the past 3-4 years, this site and its members always kissed Hoechlin, Routh, and Cavill’s asses but no one ever gave a damn about Tom Welling, especially when he… Read more »

svillar13
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Wow…. I loved Smallville I just hope he doesn’t cop out and skip out on putting the suit on again… there… I said it… lol besides that I loved Smallville and stuck through it even through season 5-7 which were terrible.

afriend
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afriend

The first half of Season 5 was a real breath of fresh air after the disappointing fourth season (I’m still not sure what it was), but after

Spoiler
Bo Duke left the show
it just got mired in slowing down the story to keep the “pre-Superman” aspect going, to the point it felt like they were jerking us around for another four years…

Flo RIDA2k13
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Flo RIDA2k13

With you it’s…Damn if he does, damn if he doesn’t?

SuperFunTime
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SuperFunTime

I loved season 5. I remember it very well.

Seasons 6 & 7 are a blur to me (not sure why), but I don’t remember anything that terrible (based on my taste and perspective). 🙂

Iluvsuperman88
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Iluvsuperman88

I don’t know how you come to that conclusion. I know from the YouTube live, the speeding bulletin Steve is always giving updates on anything Superman including Tom Welling. I’ve heard Steve, Micheal and Scott say many positive things about Tom. I mean sure there are some complaints about Smallville. But so are there complaints about other shows. Nothing is perfect lol but this site doesn’t Tom Welling bash so…And I’ve been a fan of this site for a long time. Like back when we were using dial up so I would know.

Flo RIDA2k13
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Flo RIDA2k13

How you come to that conclusion that you have not? You don’t know me. Have you’ve been on this site since 2001? I have. I’ve been reading a lot of negative comments about Tom Welling since Smallville ended. Every once in a while, I will write a few comments but not much. I had to read to every nitpicking rant from a guy name Neal Bailey that use to have his reviews on Smallville every week since 2001…and I thought a metal brush up my ass was painful, lol. And this site is a negative Tom Welling site. I stop… Read more »

Iluvsuperman88
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Iluvsuperman88

Well then don’t read it and visit this website if it upsets you so honey. Quit raining on folks parade. I think they call that trolling.

Iluvsuperman88
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Iluvsuperman88

Also I never said I knew you. Of course I don’t. I didn’t know you existed till you commented on this page. We are not talking about YOU,We talking about your opinion which we know cause we can read. I don’t have to “know you” to disagree with your comment JS. If you don’t like what this website has to say then don’t click on it. It’s not hard to do. Just scroll past it and don’t right click. Don’t blast people you don’t know b/c you don’t like how this website portrays someone. It’s subjective. Ya like what ya… Read more »

redcape
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redcape

You are dreaming and WRONG. This site has never been any Welling hater. And by the way, Welling wasn’t Superman. He was Clark Kent. They managed to milk Smallville for 10 years. Quite an accomplishment. But after ten years and the entire cast getting older the Clark Kent only role was at it’s end. There was never any rant against Welling. Any negative rants were directed towards the CW and their never ending poaching of everything from previous Superman movies and down grading them into Clark Kent’s world. It would appear that your love affair with TW has clouded your… Read more »

Flo RIDA2k13
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Flo RIDA2k13

What multiverse are you coming from? Don’t insult my intelligence. Wrong….he still Clark Kent. Superman is what he can do. He still played the same character for 10 years. He became Superman at the end of the show run. He wasn’t a different character. He was still Kal-El from Krypton. He didn’t become Fido the super dog. He became Superman. Have you read the Season 11 comic book version? He’s been Superman for 10 yrs already according to the Smallville timeline. So according to you, he’s not Superman or ever will be Superman in your eyes just because we all… Read more »

svillar13
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svillar13

Dude you are taking this wa too far. I highly doubt anyone here doesn’t want to see Welling as SUperman. The only issue I had with the show other than the slow seasons 5-7 was the fact that and I quote in interviews Welling would always say how he didn’t want to wear the suit. So after ten years all we got from the CW was a faraway shot of a CGI Superman. Which was not Tom Welling. That’s all the gripe some of us have. Had we gotten maybe a shot of him standing on the roof of the… Read more »

RAS
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RAS

Is it a nice day where you live? Because I suggest you put the computer/phone/tablet down, go outside and enjoy a lovely evening/morning/afternoon, have something to eat (maybe a Snickers?), and breathe.

Iluvsuperman88
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Iluvsuperman88

IKR! She is just trolling for real.

Iluvsuperman88
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Iluvsuperman88

Yeah your not you when your hungry. Please eat a Snickers girl.

The_News_Editor
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The_News_Editor

I have been coming to this site for years (a decade now?) and the owners and writers of this have never been a Smallville hater. I, however, became quite disappointed in it after being a huge fan of the show since the very first episode. I became a “hater” after Tom Welling refused to wear the actual suit. Yes, I can understand the “No tights/no flights” rule, but they threw that rule out as soon as they introduced Green Arrow, Kara, Zod, Aquaman and countless others. At the very last episode, Tom could have said, “You know what Mr. Producers… Read more »

SuperFunTime
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SuperFunTime

Flo RIDA2K13, you wrote: For an actor who has played the character the longest and the true heir to Christopher Reeve legacy(not Cavill) I know Tom Welling played Clark Kent for 10 years, but I am not sure what you mean by “heir to Christopher Reeve legacy.” Can you please elaborate on this? You also say, “not Cavill”. Can you explain this please? Because, so what I have read in this very long exchange between members here, that you are upset with people supposedly have an anti-Tom Welling perspective, but, you may have, unintentionally, slighted Henry Cavill… even though this… Read more »

Duke
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Duke

Hopefully he gets lots of screen time and doesn’t get wasted like they did to John Wesley Shipp last year as the original Flash

Whogaman
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Whogaman

I thin that the main reason people liked Metroville so much is because female fans thin Tom Welling is cute. But according to an article on the Forbes website, Welling won’t play Superman. https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2019/09/19/tom-welling-will-be-smallvilles-clark-kent-again-for-the-arrowverses-crisis-on-infinite-earths/#38b17d151293

Peace Whoga

Superman2878
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Superman2878

I am so glad that I was wrong on Welling not being in the crossover. I love Smallville. I’m a huge fan of Tom’s version of Kal-el/Clark Kent /Superman. I’m so hyped right now for this event! THANK YOU CW!!!!! But most of all, Thank You Tom Welling. You have made a lot of Superman fans and Smallville fans happy in your decision in returning to the role of the world’s most loved superhero. I have so many fond and cherished memories of watching your version of the world’s greatest superhero on your show Smallville. You’ve made this Superman fan… Read more »

Iluvsuperman88
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Iluvsuperman88

This is getting insane for real but in a good way. Hope the hype is worth it. I think we all should finally really get to see Tom donning the Superman outfit a little bit more up close. Like we seen him in it from far away and like one time from the waist up when he saved Lois and the airplane. When we seen him in the outfit we only seen maybe half of him in the outfit up close. Would like to see him up close and moving and grooving in the outfit is what I mean lol.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

I hope that they decide to bring Cain in as well. I’m starting to think that any more Superman actors, they will have to make it into a movie.
Ha ha ha.
But this is really great news. I’m so happy to read this news. I hope Tom wears a suit similar to the one that was in the Smallville season 11 comic. I really liked that one.

MattComics
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MattComics

I very seriously doubt he’s gonna wear a super suit. At best we’ll see him in glasses. But if he did the Season 11 version would be pretty cool.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Even if he doesn’t wear the suit, I’ll take it. As long as he’s playing the role of Clark/Superman, I’m happy.
Wow! This is exciting news! I can’t wait for this!
I hope that they bring back Smallville’s Lex, Lois, and Kara as well. Also Smallville’s Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Dr.Fate, Aquaman. Ha ha ha, now I’m getting greedy.I know I must be missing a few superheroes.
Please pardon me if I forget anyone else from the series. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Smallville.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

I’d even settle for the red leather jacket look he had for season 10 if he doesn’t want to wear the suit, or maybe the blue variant of that jacket with the traditional red and yellow logo I’ve seen on line. That’s just some ideas. Who knows? It could work right?

MattComics
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MattComics

Him having the suit would make the most sense and be a long overdue payoff but with Welling what I think is more likely to happen is that he will appear as his Clark and they’ll side-step showing him in costume one way or another.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

I also would like to see Tom in the Superman suit. Who knows? Maybe it’ll happen this time. For now, it’s a matter of waiting. Do you think that Michael Rosenbaum will return as Lex Luthor? I hope so.

afriend
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afriend

There’s a vocal enough backlash against how Smallville ended re: Tom Welling wearing the suit that will hopefully give the show pause to consider it, if not just make the decision to go ahead. I (obviously) don’t know Tom Welling on a personal level, but having seen his interview for Michael Rosenbaum’s show and heard him speak at a Con of at least his willingness to return to the Smallville universe (he was talking about the then rumored animated show), he seems to have made enough peace with the character that I wouldn’t put it past him…

Superman2878
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Superman2878

That’s interesting afriend. I didn’t know that there were rumors of a Smallville animated show. I hope it happens someday. That’s a series that I would very much like to see.

afriend
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afriend

It was definitely more rumor than anything; I suspect that someone’s personal wish took a life of its own online. But I saw Welling and Rosenbaum at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR last year, when they were asked about it they both showed an openess to the idea. Around the same time, Kristin Kreuk also said she’d be willing to sign on. But I haven’t heard anything since.

sman1938
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sman1938

Yup… I called it when they were all in Canada for the comic expo!!Sweet!!!!

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Right on sman1938!
Awesome!

redcape
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redcape

Have to wait and see on this. Speaking for myself I’ve NOT been a big fan of these cross overs. These infinite parallel words got stupid and have allowed for questionable story lines. It’s certainly going to take some major overlooking to see Welling come back and reprise his role as Clark Kent of the Smallville days if and I mean if that’s where they’re going with this.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Time will tell on what they have in store for this crossover, but from the looks of it, it seems to me that having Welling, Routh, and Hoechlin all in the same role might be a strategic move to get the maximum amount of viewers, since each actor has a following of fans.

edge9000x
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edge9000x

They should get Chloe back. I wonder if she’s busy with something else?

afriend
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afriend

Too soon!

JasEl
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JasEl

This is awesome! I’m not gonna hold my breath about seeing him suit up, although I think he could pull it off, I follow him on instagram and he’s gotten in pretty good shape recently.

SuperFunTime
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SuperFunTime

Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! YES!!!! I just wanna scream!!!! 🙂

Superman2878
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Superman2878

“Yes! Yes!Yes!Yes!” Well said SuperFunTime. Great to hear from you. As a certain extra once said in Superman II,“ Man, this is gonna be good!”