Crisis on Infinite Earths will see the three Supermen together in the upcoming five-hour Arrowverse crossover event. Fans of the massive DC TV Universe on The CW have had every reason to get hyped for the network's annual crossover. Since the end of the Elseworlds event last year, the creative teams behind all the shows have been prepping to accomplish the biggest crossover yet. With the fate of the Multiverse at stake, all the heroes of The CW are uniting for one common threat. As the story, based on the iconic 1985 12-issue comic, deals with multiple worlds, many guest stars have been lined up for the crossover from previous DC media.
Starting earlier this year, the network had confirmed that Crisis on Infinite Earths would feature the return of at least two Men of Steel. One will be Tyler Hoechlin's version from Supergirl and the other being Legends of Tomorrow's Brandon Routh from 2006's Superman Returns. Routh's interpretation is set to be inspired by Alex Ross' Kingdom Comic graphic novel as the actor is sporting the Superman costume from that storyline. But the crossover upped the stakes when revealing that Smallville star Tom Welling would be reprising the role of Clark Kent, a role he played for 10 years on The WB (that later became The CW). Viewers have eagerly been waiting to find out if the crossover might see all three Supermen together at once.
In a new Extra TV interview, Arrowverse executive producer Greg Berlanti revealed that fans will get to see their wish come true. The outlet caught up with the busy TV producer where he spoke briefly about the highly anticipated five-part saga. Throughout the interview, the producer responded to all the big announcements that have been coming out in the build-up to the crossover. While sharing his excitement, Berlanti revealed that there will be a scene where Welling, Routh, and Hoechlin will be seen together portraying their respective versions of Superman.
"It is our biggest one yet. It's really incredibly epic and I think everyone is going to be satisfied. There are so many cameos, really great cameos. People have seen some of the castings we’ve had in the trades, but in one scene we've three Supermen onscreen at one time and that's pretty cool."
With multiple Men of Tomorrow in Crisis on Infinite Earths also come two versions of Clark's iconic partner Lois Lane. Elizabeth Tulloch and Erica Durance are both set to reprise their respective versions of Lois in the crossover. Durance, who played Lois for six seasons on the Superman prequel series, is appearing in "multiple episodes" of the event. Tulloch, who made her debut in the Arrowverse last year, will be back as she and Clark will introduce their new child. Hoechlin and Tulloch are set to return for the in-development Superman and Lois series on The CW, following Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Berlanti didn't specify if there will be only one scene of the three Superman all together, but knowing the crossover contains even one is exciting. Part of the thrill of multiverse crossovers is getting to see alternate versions of characters interacting with one another. Having two of the three Superman versions featured in this crossover played by actors who fans have long wished would one day reprise their roles as Superman only make this instance all that much better. When Crisis on Infinite Earths begins this December, fans will finally get to see how Welling's, Routh's, and Hoechlin's versions of Superman stack up to each other.
Source: Extra TV
Crisis on Infinite Earths begins with Supergirl on December 8th on The CW.