Tom Welling Talks on the Success of Smallville Directly Correlating to The Flash and Arrow

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Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent on Smallville has made his rounds to promote his new film The Choice, sat down with Birth Movies Death and spoke on his feelings on how DC Television has changed since Smallville ended its ten-year run.

THOUGHTS ON SMALLVILLE’S SUCCESS CONNECTING TO ARROWVERSE:

“You know, the success of Smallville is directly correlated to The Flash or Arrow – that genre that Warner Bros has been able to do. I do feel proud that it started with us, but it wasn’t just because of us. I think technology and timing – we were suddenly able to do things in television that were, until then, only available in film because of how expensive they were. So we were lucky to be able to have that timing. A lot of the people who worked on Smallville, it’s a lot of the same crew on Supernatural, The Flash, Arrow. Glen Winter is now the god that we all knew he was, and it all started with Smallville. He’s a genius, and he’s earned everything that he has. He’s so creative, and such a great guy. Glen Winter is somebody who hasn’t been singled out yet by anyone, but if you look at what he did on Smallville and then Flash and Arrow, he’s the throughline.”

ON WHAT HE THINKS OF THE DC TV SHOWS GLEN WINTER IS INVOLVED WITH:

“I do enjoy it. It’s got a different angle, a more comedic angle, of course. It’s telling the story in a different way, and I don’t think it’s a world that I ever existed in with Clark because they’re two different shows. There’s really nothing in common, there are no parallels at all. I say that being a fan of what they’re doing. I think they’re doing a great job.”

It’s also mentioned in the article that Tom Welling is working on developing a series with CBS (home of Supergirl) and with his recent comments that he hasn’t talked with anyone yet but isn’t against guest starring, it’s certainly a great hope we can see him guest star in some form on.

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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