Brandon Routh’s Superman Returns for the CW’s ‘Arrowverse’ Crossover

The CW’s upcoming Arrowverse crossover that spans across all of the network’s superhero TV shows just got a little bit bigger.

According to Deadline, not only will Supergirl guest-star Tyler Hoechlin be reprising his role as Superman, but so will Legends of Tomorrow star Brandon Routh. Yes, the Superman from director Bryan Singer’s 2006 Superman Returns will be returning ― again.

 

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The crossover is titled “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” and is based on the 1980s twelve-issue series of the same name by comic book legends Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Multiple dimensions and alternate earths were included in the landmark event, which saw the tragic (but temporary) deaths of iconic characters, and the introduction of some of their parallel world counterparts. Quite an effort was made to stop the villain known as the Anti-Monitor from wiping out everything in existence. For the upcoming adaptation, this would be a job for two Supermen.

Routh confirmed the news just recently on Twitter.

 

 

Including Routh’s Superman is unexpected, appropriate, and quite welcome, given that his return already signifies the scale of the multiverse shaking crossover. He will also be suiting up as his series-regular Legends of Tomorrow character Ray Palmer/The Atom in a number of episodes as well. 

The epic crossover event will premiere before the end of the year, with three episodes in December and then two episodes to conclude the event in January 2020.

 

 

 

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