SMALLVILLE Star Tom Welling Talks Scrapped ARROW Appearance; Is Open To Playing Superman In THE BATMAN

SMALLVILLE Star Tom Welling Talks Scrapped ARROW Appearance; Is Open To Playing Superman In THE BATMAN

Smallville star Tom Welling rarely speaks about Superman, but has now recalled talks of an appearance in Arrow and why he'd be open to returning as the Man of Steel opposite Robert Pattinson in The Batman.

By JoshWilding - May 03, 2021 01:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Smallville
Source: El mundo geek de Ernestoneitor

We don't usually hear Tom Welling talk about his time as Superman Clark Kent in Smallville, but during a recent interview with YouTube channel El mundo geek de Ernestoneitor, the actor shared a few fun pieces of information. For starters, the Smallville alum confirmed that his friend, Stephen Amell, actually wanted him to appear in episodes of Arrow.

He was presumably supposed to play a different character (similar to Dean Cain in Supergirl), but it sounds like plans for him in Crisis on Infinite Earths ultimately derailed that. 

"Stephen is a friend of mine," Welling started. "We actually had an idea but then the Crisis thing was a bigger idea and it took it away from that, but he had an idea of me doing an arc on Arrow."

It's no secret that Welling never wanted to wear Superman's costume, and that's why the Smallville finale only depicted him in the iconic outfit either from a distance or from the chest up. However, Crisis seemingly pointed to a willingness to reprise the role, so would he be open to a cameo in The Flash

"Yeah, I think that would be cool," he admitted. "My buddy Rob Pattinson, he is going to be the new Batman. I would love...it would be fun to be the Superman that shows up in his movie, just because he is a friend of mine. Yeah, who knows."

Well, we know that won't be happening, but The Flash might not be off the table depending on how much of the DC Multiverse Warner Bros. intends to explore with that movie. 

Would you be interested in seeing more of Welling's Man of Steel?

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Battabing
Battabing - 5/3/2021, 1:14 PM
How about NOOOOOOOO.
KurtLazner
KurtLazner - 5/3/2021, 2:17 PM
@Battabing - How about YEEEEES instead.
Battabing
Battabing - 5/3/2021, 4:23 PM
@ImmovableObject -
I said what I said. 😎
GhostDog
GhostDog - 5/3/2021, 1:22 PM
He always says stuff like this. “It would be cool.”
luckypenny
luckypenny - 5/3/2021, 1:25 PM
@BlackBeltJones - He would be great with Zack Snyder
NoobNoob
NoobNoob - 5/3/2021, 1:25 PM
kinda late Tom, srry
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/3/2021, 1:25 PM
He thinks it would be fun to be Superman in The Batman but didn't want to suit up for COIE? Wtf?
Blergh
Blergh - 5/3/2021, 1:27 PM
I really would have loved a series about an older Superman with a settled life coming to terms with getting older starring Welling and Durance but then "Superman and Lois" came and basically did that
RohanPatel
RohanPatel - 5/3/2021, 1:33 PM
the goat!

nikgrid
nikgrid - 5/3/2021, 10:17 PM
@KingPatel - The Goat what at wearing a leather jacket? Sure...ok but The Fonz was pretty good.

My buddy Rob Pattinson, he is going to be the new Batman. I would love...it would be fun to be the Superman that shows up in his movie, just because he is a friend of mine. Yeah, who knows."

[frick] no Tom.
MaddAddaM
MaddAddaM - 5/3/2021, 10:17 PM
@KingPatel - he does have the charisma of a barn yard animal...
AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 5/3/2021, 1:34 PM
But would he actually wear the suit this time or just a jacket and t shirt again.
grif
grif - 5/3/2021, 1:37 PM
i want to think the guy did well and that he does not need work then i read him saying stuff like this.
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 5/3/2021, 1:39 PM
If it happens...just gonna say that i've been waiting 20 years for this shit.

Bigger than Jesus.
dagenspear
dagenspear - 5/3/2021, 5:23 PM
@Doomsday8888 - No.
dracula
dracula - 5/3/2021, 1:51 PM
Best Jonathan and Martha Kent
Best Lex Luthor
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