Deadline has reported that Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh will both be dawning the Superman costume in the upcoming CW Arrowverse crossover. While it is not surprising to see Hoechlin back as the Man of Steel since he has already made quite a few appearances within the Arrowverse, it is surprising to see Brandon Routh return in costume. For those who are not aware, Brandon Routh portrayed Clark Kent/ Superman in the 2006 Superman Returns film. The film served as spiritual successor to the original 1978 Superman film that starred Christopher Reeves. Currently it is unknown what episodes within the crossover this will take place, however we should expect more confirmation by the time it airs.
The first three episodes of the upcoming CW Arrowverse crossover titled, “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” will debut this December and will conclude with it’s final two episodes next January.
I have to admit I wasn’t 100% surprised that this was going to happen. It seemed like the shows hinted it quite a bit although I guess at the same time I didn’t think they would fully go through with it. That being said this sounds like an amazing idea and I can’t wait to see it in action.