It’s not clear what will happen to the multiverse during The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, but it’s sure to be a real treat for longtime fans of DC Comics and its various live-action adaptations, as multiple versions of many characters will be appearing. Specifically, there will be at least three Supermen– ‘Supergirl’s recurring guest-star Tyler Hoechlin, ‘Smallville’s Tom Welling (although he may not be Superman, just Clark Kent), and Brandon Routh who played the Man of Steel in the 2006 movie ‘Superman Returns’. Routh, of course, is a CW Arrowverse cast member as Ray Palmer/The Atom on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, but he has announced that he is departing the show during its coming season. However, “Crisis” will air before ‘Legends’ returns, so it probably won’t have a specific impact.
It appears that at least two of these Supermen will share the screen during the crossover, Hoechlin, and Routh, as shown in this picture that Routh shared on Instagram:
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#DoubleVision—the new #Superman ability! 😉 Grateful to share the #Arrowverse as #Superman for a short time with the charming & gracious @tylerhoechlin! I never really thought I’d get to meet #Superman in person… Gotta say, it’s all it’s cracked up to be! 👏🏻😎 #crisisoninfiniteearths @dccomics @thecw @warnerbrostv #SupermanTeamUp 📷: @redheadtattoos
Other “Crisis” guest-stars include: Kevin Conroy, the longtime Batman voice actor, who will play a futuristic version of Bruce Wayne (possibly from the ‘Batman Beyond’ timeline); John Wesley Shipp as the Barry Allen/The Flash of Earth-90, based on the 1991-92 ‘Flash’ TV series; Burt Ward, Robin from the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series, whose role in “Crisis” is unknown; Ashley Scott, The Huntress/Helena Kyle (Wayne) from the 2002 series ‘Birds of Prey’; and Welling’s ‘Smallville’ Lois Lane, Erica Durance. (Michael Rosenbaum declined). The CW is reportedly courting Lynda Carter from the ’70s ‘Wonder Woman’ series for a cameo.
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” will air on Sunday, Dec. 8th episode of ‘Supergirl’ at 8 pm EST (special time), Monday, Dec. 9th on ‘Batwoman’ (special night), and Tuesday, Dec. 10 on ‘The Flash’. It will conclude on ‘Arrow’ on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8pm (special time), ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9 pm (special episode).
Are you pumped to see multiple Supermen (and other heroes) in “Crisis on Infinite Earth?”