It has already been reported that the upcoming Arrowverse event, Crisis of Infinite Earths, was going to be huge. Deadline is reporting that Brandon Routh’s Superman will be coming over from the multiverse to reprise his role from Superman Returns. Also, Tyler Hoechlin’s Man of Steel will return for the huge television event. You can expect more information when they take the stage at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Both Hoechlin and Routh are already members of the Arrowverse — Hoechlin recurs as Superman on Supergirl, while Routh plays Ray Palmer/The Atom on DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, a character he first introduced on Arrow.
Routh, who played Superman in the 2006 Bryan Singer-directed feature Superman Returns, will portray both Clark Kent and his Legends Of Tomorrow character. And as Superman, both he and Hoechlin will suit up, putting on the iconic cape.
It is not clear yet in which episodes of the crossover Superman will be played by Hoechlin and in which he will be portrayed by Routh.
Titled “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” the upcoming mega-crossover will unite the entire Arrowverse series franchise – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman – in a five-episode epic that will span two quarters, with three episodes airing in December and the two concluding installments debuting in January.
The season finales of Arrow and The Flash provided some clues for the upcoming crossover which shares its name with the landmark 12-issue DC Comics series that was published in the 1980s and essentially reset the DC mythology by scuttling decades worth of characters and dense thicket of a canon built haphazardly by the month by hundreds of writers over decades.
Hoechlin, who also stars opposite Katee Sackhoff in the upcoming Netflix series Another Life. As much as I enjoy Hoechlin as Superman, I really enjoyed Brandon Routh’s Superman and think he got a bad wrap from being in a mediocre movie. Hopefully, this will give fans that chance to see him do it justice again.