Did you hear the news?! TOM WELLING AND ERICA DURANCE ARE GOING TO BE IN THE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS CROSSOVER EVENT! Phew, now that we’ve screamed it out loud, we can talk about what this means as best as we can, “calmly.”
Before the CW launched the extremely successful Arrow, which lead to many other branches of highly rated shows, the CW was home to the classic Superman show Smallville. The show followed Clark Kent on his journey towards becoming the man of steel we know and love today. Smallville featured high school drama, sizzling romances, family struggles, heartbreak, and appearances by multiple famous DC characters (even a few that have their own shows now).
The famous show took its time with ten full seasons, all of which are highly rated and extremely well written. Viewers get a deep inside look into Clark Kent’s development from an angsty teenager to a successful reporter and hero. Needless to say, once the news broke that Tom Welling and Erica Durance would be making an appearance in this year’s crossover event, the internet basically exploded in celebration, as it should.
Clark Kent and Lois Lane from Smallville found their way into the hearts of millions of viewers over the years and it just seems right for the CW to go back to their original roots and bring back the famous duo; especially with Arrow coming to an end this year.
Bringing back Tom Welling and Erica Durance is an epic way to pay tribute to their first DCTV show.
WHAT WE KNOW
Okay, we don’t know much yet BUT what we do know is that viewers will get a chance to see what the couple have been up to since the show wrapped in 2011. Fans will get the opportunity to see them, about ten years after they lived happily ever after in the epic finale event. We’ll get to not only catch a glimpse into their lives, but see the way they interact with all the hero’s from the Arrowverse.
“When we first started talking about “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” our first, second and third priorities were getting Tom to reprise his iconic role as Clark Kent. To say that we’re thrilled would be a Superman-sized understatement,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told DEADLINE, about the return of Tom Welling.
Tom Welling and Erica Durance will be joining the Supergirl’s Tyler Heochlin and Elizabeth Tulloch so we’ll be getting double the Clois! DC Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh will also be joining as Superman, rounding our Clark Kent total up to three. (Fun fact: Brandon Routh was in the 2006 film, Superman Returns!)
This epic crossover event, featuring Supergirl, Batwoman,The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow premiering December 8th and wrapping up January 14th! We can’t wait to freak out with you all, it’s definitely sounds like it’s going to be super!