Smallville's Tom Welling On If He Would Play Superman On Supergirl


After giving a recent Buzzfeed interview in which he addressed the legacy of Smallville on the small screen, veteran comic book TV actor Tom Welling's thoughts on reappearing in the role of Clark Kent/Superman on Supergirl -- which didn't make it into the article proper -- have been released online by the writer of the story.

The series, which centers on Superman's cousin, has featured brief, blurry cameo appearances by the Man of Steel, but showrunners have been reluctant to say one way or another whether they might eventually cast a Superman for themselves. Given that former Superman Dean Cain plays the adoptive father of Supergirl and former Supergirl Helen Slater is her adoptive mother, the idea of casting another former Superman in the role of Superman doesn't seem entirely crazy.

"There's people who would like it," Welling said. "There's people who don't like it, but I will tell you that no one has ever asked me to do it. So, I don't know. It would be kind of odd. I don't know who he is at that point. He would obviously be Superman..."

That's all he said -- so officially that's not a hard no, but it certainly doesn't sound like he's either eager or feeling prepared to jump back into the tights anytime soon.

You can see writer Jarett Wieselman's tweet below:

Last year, there were persistent rumors that Welling would appear on The Flash as Superman, but it never happened. Early reports indicated that Mark Pedowitz, the head of The CW, had teased the appearance during a meeting with the press, but neither The CW nor any local press ever had a credible record of such a meeting.

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    • LKururugi
    • 3 Posts in 28 Months

    GO FOR IT TOM!!!

    • obscura
    • 18 Posts in 31 Months

    I'd love to see him as Superman, but I don't want that show to have the baggage of being connected to a show that ran 10 years and used a lot of DC characters already. If welling is superman, it would be next to impossible to fold Supergirl into the arrow/flash continuity

    • Wil
    • 27 Posts in 24 Months

    Why?  Him being Superman doesn't have to mean he's the Smallville Superman

  1. I wrote in the forum how I thought they could bring him in as Smallvilles Superman on the flash with the multi-verse already in play it would be very easy for the flash to show up at the Kent farm or in metropolis looking help to a problem

  2. Would love to see it.

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