Just when you thought the CW’s Arrowverse couldn’t get any crazier, they go and get not one, but two actors to play the man of steel in their upcoming crossover.
Deadline is reporting that Tyler Hoechlin, who debuted as the latest TV version of Superman in Supergirl, will be back for this years big crossover event, Crisis on infinite Earths. But, that’s not all. The report also confirms that Brandon Routh, who starred as Superman in the film Superman Returns, and plays Ray Palmer/The Atom in Legends of Tomorrow, will also reprise his role as the man of steel.
Titled “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” the upcoming mega-crossover will unite the entire Arrowverse series franchise – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman – in a five-episode epic that will span two quarters, with three episodes airing in December and the following two installments airing in January.
The highly anticipated event shares its name with the landmark 12-issue DC Comics series that was published in the 1980s and reset the DC mythology by creating a single Earth in place of the Multiverse. The event is noted for featuring the deaths of Supergirl and the Barry Allen version of The Flash.