Smallville's Tom Welling to Reprise Superman Role for Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover

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Tom Welling is suiting up as Superman again on The CW. 

The beloved actor has joined this year's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, meaning Welling will be reprising his Clark Kent Role from Smallville in the crossover. 

According to The CW, the crossover will “reveal what happened to Clark Kent almost ten years” after the conclusion of Smallville.

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“For eight years, Arrow has stood on the shoulders of Smallville,” EP Marc Guggenheim said in a statement.

“Simply put, there would be no Arrow, and no Arrowverse, without it."

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"So when we first started talking about ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ our first, second, and third priorities were getting Tom to reprise his iconic role as Clark Kent."

To say that we’re thrilled would be a Superman-sized understatement.”

Tom Welling In New York

What a hook, right? 

Smallville was a big show for the young-skewing network, so this is great news. 

Welling is not the only person taking on the role of the Man of Steel in the crossover. 

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Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh will both suit up, likely meaning that we will be visiting multiple different iterations of Earth. 

Crisis on Infinite Earths launches Sunday, December 8 during an episode of Supergirl.

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It will continue Monday, December 9, with a special episode of Batwoman, and conclude for the year on Tuesday, December 10 in an episode of The Flash. 

The crossover will resume January 14 with episodes of Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. 

This crossover is slated to be the biggest to date, bringing in some characters from Black Lighting, as well Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, and many more. 

Plot details are scarce, but we do know the crossover is based on the DC comics story of the same name. 

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Here's the logline for it:

This is the story that changed the DC Universe forever. crisis on infinite earths A mysterious being known as the Anti-Monitor has begun a crusade across time to bring about the end of all existence.

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As alternate earths are systematically destroyed, the Monitor quickly assembles a team of super-heroes from across time and space to battle his counterpart and stop the destruction.

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DC's greatest heroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Aquaman, assemble to stop the menace, but as they watch both the Flash and Supergirl die in battle, they begin to wonder if even all of the heroes in the world can stop this destructive force.

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