In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tom Welling reveals that he was in talks to appear on “Supergirl” at the start of Season 2, but he knocked back the suggestion for various reasons.
“I know Greg [Berlanti] quite well and there had been some discussion, but they’re different worlds,” Welling told EW. “There was an idea that maybe Supergirl, appearing on that, but it’s such a different show. I’m older now, I don’t look the same. Appearing on that show as Clark Kent or even Superman, for me, I would not want to watch me do that at all. They just have such a different tone.”
Welling played the role of Clark Kent on the TV series “Smallville” for 10 seasons… but many fans were unhappy that they never really got to see him as Superman in the Series Finale.
He tells EW.com, “Our series finale was supposed to be, in the first act, Clark puts on the suit and flies around, saves Lois on a plane, and does this other stuff. It was a call that I had with Peter Roth, who is the head of Warner Bros. Television, who’s a good friend of mine and we have a great relationship. I said, ‘That’s not our show, Peter.’ He’s like, ‘No, it’s going to be great,’ and I go, ‘Yeah, but just think about what we’ve been doing. If we just jump into that, we haven’t earned it.'”
“We jumped onto this idea that at the end of the show, the idea is that Clark becomes Superman and he’s out there, and we know he’s out there, but we can’t go with him, but that we know and we feel good that he’s out there doing good,” Welling says. “That was what we strove for, and I think we hit it. I liked the ending of the series, because it’s like, ‘Yes, he did it!’ I hope the audience didn’t feel like we didn’t show them something that they needed to see. I felt like we gave them the jumping off point for their imagination as to what could happen.”
Tom Welling returns to TV playing a new character on “Lucifer”, which returns on October 2 on FOX.