Tom Welling Might Appear on The Flash as Superman


UPDATE: Tom Welling On The Flash Rumor Retraction

Now normally we don’t report on rumors, but this one seems to be based on a semi-confirmation. According to Comic Central City Greg Berlanti talked at a CW Event stating that Superman may appear in Season 2 of The Flash and he will be played by Tom Welling, who is known for playing Clark Kent/The Blur on The WB/CW’s Smallville for 10 Seasons.

Apparently the events of the Season Finale will cause Barry to end up in an alternate universe (the Smallville Universe), not only that but Cisco and Caitlin will develop meta-human abilities
Now the idea of Tom Welling appearing as Superman makes sense in the context of the story, when Barry changes his mother’s fate he returns to another version of the universe, Smallville introduced us to the multi-universe concept and with Infinite Crisis being a developing story on The Flash it’s not too far off.

Unfortunately Tom Welling has found very little in the way of acting roles since he played Clark Kent and was even considered to play Superman when Bret Ratner was attached to Superman Returns, so maybe its about time.

It’s important to note that Geoff Johns spoke a while back that Batman & Superman were off-limits “right now” but never said they would never appear and if they were to go along with it would already be established that he was completely different from Man of Steel version of the character.

UPDATE: Tom Welling On The Flash Rumor Retraction

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • Superman Leaves

    Again I think it is very unlikely. But if true, I guess he will not be tied to Smallville series, unless he is from another timeline.

    • I personally thought Tom Welling was over playing the role by the later seasons and only stayed because he was contracted to. I just can’t see him wanting to fall back into that role again, even if it’s for a small appearance.

      • Superman Leaves

        I didn’t notice that. But it were 10 years playing “Supes”, which was probably very exausting.

      • Zod

        Never say ‘never’ in Hollywood. Somehow, someway Tom or Brandon could being playing Superman again…

  • This would fit into DC Cinematic Multiverse and would give the fans of Smallville a chance to see Tom as Superman.

  • Your Mom

    I really hate that people are stupid enough to believe made-up stories like this without researching… there is no such thing as “Comic Central City” and there was no Greg Berlanti CW press junket.

    All this makes you look like, Eric, is an absolute idiot.

  • Michael Gerard

    Tom Welling’s lack of acting roles is mostly due to to a personal preference to be behind the camera rather than in front of it these days.

    • He hasn’t done much behind the camera either.

    • Matt Kylie

      yeah but so was Chris Reeve’s!!!!! and your point???

  • Matt Kylie

    at last!!! makes perfect sense!! and to be honest Tom brought so much emotion to the charcter, the first and only since Chris Reeve did!! as Henry Cavil’s portrayal of the character was embarrasing based on his acting skills, he looked great but cant act!!! Welling smashed the role in terms of exploration to what’s within Superman and his very conscious …. i personally think it’ll be fantastic you have someone throw a bit of emotional weight behind the Superman charcter again especially along side the Flash!!!! can’t wait!!!!

    • Zod

      As much as I love Smallville…you are stating that Welling is a better actor than Cavill??

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  • Matt Kylie

    if Flash is following the paradox theme it’s very possible Superman ( Tom Welling) could appear to fix the timeline rupture!!! and with all the crappy Superman entertainment we’ve been having lately ….Man of Steel ….get me out of here!!!!! Tom would be welcome face back to the part!! at least he’s not carboard!!

  • Brainiac 5

    This is awesome news so e may see the Flash go so Fast he may enter the Smallville universe I really think this will happen first it is a semi confirmation second fans want this to happen Third Tom Welling is not getting many roles so he would jump at this and by Bringing the Flash into Smallville universe will connect Smallvile with the new universe and I hope that they do the new 52 route I hope Barry Merges his universe and Smallville universe together.

  • Bex

    As much as I would love to see Tom Welling back on TV, this is NOT happening. Your sources are false. Comic Central City does not exist. And it was confirmed by KryptonSite that this entire article is false. There was no press junket either. KryptonSite goes to every event held that has to do with the TV shows/Movies they cover and they ALWAYS have reliable sources and information. (