Entertainment Weekly has published an interview with Marc Guggenheim, executive producer on The CW’s superhero TV shows, in which they ask him all about the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, the pressure of adapting the original comic book story, and what it was like seeing Brandon Routh play two roles.
“It’s fun because [Routh] gets to not only play Superman but also Clark Kent, and watching him inhabit those two roles. I say two roles because he plays them obviously very differently from one another,” he says. “We also had the opportunity to see Brandon act opposite himself, because Ray Palmer is in the crossover as well. We certainly wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity for Superman played by Brandon Routh to interact with Ray Palmer played by Brandon Routh.” He adds, “We really felt an obligation to visit all of the different corners of the DC Universe that we could get our hands on. It’s exciting to see all of the different ways that has come together.”