You may have seen reports circulating around the internet over the past week that Tom Welling is rumored to be appearing in the eighth and final season of “Arrow” on The CW. During a panel held on Saturday, April 13 at Armageddon Expo in New Zealand, Welling is reported to have said, “I will be on Arrow next season.”
The claim was posted on Twitter, and media sites all over the internet posted the news on face value. The Superman Homepage contacted the organisers of Armageddon Expo to find out what was really said. When we asked if Tom Welling had indeed told those in attendance that he would be appearing on Arrow during his panel, we were told that Welling said it in jest, and was not serious. “He was joking,” a representative of Armageddon Expo told us.
While Tom played Clark Kent in ten seasons of “Smallville”, he reportedly turned down an offer to play Superman on The CW’s “Supergirl” a few seasons ago.