Smallville fans eagerly awaiting the return of their Superman and Lois Lane in DC TV’s upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths have been advised to quash their expectations by none other than Tom Welling himself, who has stated that his role in the crossover event is nothing more than a short cameo.
Welling, who starred in the WB/CW Superman origin series as the teenage Man of Steel was confirmed to be reprising his most famous role in the Arrowverse’s upcoming juggernaut crossover event.
What will his role be in ‘Crisis’?
However, despite the fact that fans have been pushing for the actor to reprise the role and officially be seen donning the Superman suit after it was only teased in the finalé of Smallville eight years ago, the actor has insisted that his contribution to the event will be more of an extended cameo rather than a meaty recurring role.
According to a fan of the actor who met Welling at a convention, the Clark Kent actor has only filmed one scene for Crisis on Infinite Earths having only shot for one day.
This news could be seen as expected as Welling is one of many DC TV alumni actors either reprising their previous roles or portraying a variation of their former roles, including fellow Smallville actor Erica Durance who portrayed Lois Lane from 2004-2011.
Who is else is appearing?
Other DC Television alumni actors returning for Crisis on Infinite Earths include the most iconic Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, Birds of Prey’s Huntress Ashley Scott, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Brandon Routh as Kingdom Come Superman and the 1960s Robin Burt Ward in an as yet unconfirmed role.
Crisis on Infinite Earths will be air across five episodes of Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Batwoman between December 2019 and January 2020.