• Tom Welling turned down a return as Superman on The CW's Supergirl. 1 / 9

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  • Supergirl season 2 introduced the show's Superman... 2 / 9

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  • Eventually played by Tyler Hoechlin. 3 / 9

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  • But the show's producers considered having Welling return as Superman. 4 / 9

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  • That would set Supergirl in the same world as Smallville, which causes continuity issues. 5 / 9

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  • But now Welling has confirmed he turned down the role. 6 / 9

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  • Which doesn't come as a surprise since he's said before he wasn't interested. 7 / 9

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  • But his new comments confirm it was Welling's choice, not the show's! 8 / 9

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