Welling and Rosenbaum Speak to “Crisis” Rumors, Supergirl Appearances

Superman and Lex Luthor, as they appeared in Smallville, will not be appearing in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths, according to the actors who played them. Nor, for that matter, will the pair appear on Supergirl any time in the near future.

According to two reports this weekend, Welling and Rosenbaum spoke to the possibility, with Welling at first joking about the possibility and then throwing it to Rosenbaum:

“Whatever this Crisis thing you guys are talking about, it’s not happening…Sorry to disappoint you guys. Michael’s doing it, but I’m not.”

Rosenbaum was quick to counter this, saying:

“Hang on, hang on, hang on. No, he’s messing around. First of all, the question about the Infinite Crisis thing, no one has even talked to us…So online when I go, ‘I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about,’ I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about! So we don’t know anything about this stuff.”

Further, when asked at a panel about a cameo in Supergirl, Welling was quoted as saying:

“Not that I know of…Sorry.”

Though this is sure to disappoint fans of Smallville, it at least puts to rest some rumors that have been swirling around of late.

Source: ComicBook.com (Link 1 and 2)

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September 1, 2019 2:14 pm

I’m not surprised by this news.
I am disappointed though. It would have been great to see Tom and Michael as Clark and Lex again.

September 1, 2019 2:37 pm

Sick of CW’s DC shows. Glad Tom Welling isn’t appearing.

September 3, 2019 2:33 am

it surprises me that people are surprised at this. We all know welling is never coming back to the role. I could see Rosenbaum coming back before him but I don’t think that’s any more likely.

September 3, 2019 9:59 am
Reply to  sundevil82

I would have liked to have seen Tom and Michael come back, but I had a feeling they wouldn’t. If they were, then they both would have made that kind of announcement around the time of comic con. The CW is probably getting ready to start filming the crossover soon, so I doubt that there will be any further announcements regarding previous Superman actors or Luthor actors returning for this event. I could be wrong though. I’m not going deny that possibility, but I do think that it is unlikely.

September 5, 2019 11:55 am

it would have been neat to Rosenbaum as the Flash in one scene.

September 5, 2019 5:10 pm
Reply to  Randarch

I totally forgot that he had voiced the Flash in animated form. Good call Randarch. That is so true.
It would be so cool to see him as a live action version of his Flash.