With the new DC universe movie ‘The Flash’ in the works, fans want to see Tom Welling and Brandon Routh to reprise their role as Superman for this upcoming movie. As both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are announced to return for the Batman role, fans are excited to see the earlier actors who played Superman join the film as well.
Brandon Routh: To Return as Superman
Brandon Routh played Superman in the 2006 movie ‘Superman Returns’, it received some success but it failed its goal to revive the Superman Franchise. The sequel never happened and after almost 7 years later Henry Cavill was introduced as the Superman in Man of Steel (2013). Routh appeared in ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover episode of the Arrowverse as Superman and he was praised for his role. With bringing hope with this little reprise, fans want Routh to get again into his character and play Superman in the upcoming multiverse Big Screen movie The Flash. In an interview, Brandon Routh said there’s a possibility of him returning as Superman but there is no confirmation yet.
Tom Welling: To Return as Superman
Tom Welling played Superman aka Clark Kent in a television series for 10 seasons from 2001 to 2011. Tom Welling too reprised his role as Superman in the ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ crossover episode of the Arrowverse. Tom was never shown in Smallville to be entirely wearing the iconic Superman suit throughout the whole series which disappointed many of the fans. Even in his cameo in the crossover episode we don’t see him in a suit. Tom said in an interview that he would have never agreed to the reprising of his role if it included him wearing the suit. So, Sadly we might never see him in the suit. However, if he is asked to reappear just as Clark Kent then there’s a chance to watch him in The Flash movie. Welling has shut down any rumors of him appearing in the upcoming film.
Fans want both or either of them to repeat their spectacular performances in the movie. With Brandon saying about a possibility and Tom denying any rumors, it is difficult to know for sure. Nevertheless there are still no announcement for the Superman role and fans have hope.
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