'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 2: EPs on Arrowverse Crossover's Smallville Twist and Tom Welling's Reaction

TVLine | 12/9/2019 | Vlada Gelman
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Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Monday’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Proceed at your own risk!

“Crisis on Infinite Earths” traveled to Smallville during Part 2 of the Arrowverse crossover, revealing an unexpected turn of events for Tom Welling’s Clark Kent and Erica Durance’s Lois Lane.

Monitor - Paragon - Truth - Kryptonian - Loss

Tasked by The Monitor with locating the Paragon of Truth, aka a Kryptonian who has suffered a great loss, Iris and Earth-38’s Clark and Lois traveled the multiverse in search of their Superman. They arrived at the Kent farm on Earth-167 to find Welling’s Clark chopping wood. But before the trio could fully explain what was going on, they were banished by Earth-38’s Lex Luthor, who was out to kill all the Supermen in the multiverse. However, his plan was thwarted when his kryptonite did nothing to harm Clark… because Clark gave up his powers for his family! Happily married to Lois with young daughters, he remarked, “That’s worth more than any superpowers.” With this Clark no longer a threat, Lex retreated — after getting punched by the powerless superhero, who remarked, “Still stronger.”

So how did Welling feel about the surprising fate of his character? “Honestly, he was terrific,” crossover showrunner Marc Guggenheim said at a recent press screening. After reading the script, Welling responded, “‘I love this.’ He basically said to me, ‘You guys have basically written the one scene that I can’t say no to,’ which was really, really nice… I feel like every note, even Tom’s little facial expression when he says, ‘Oh, still stronger,’ is great.”

Clark - Kent - Farm - Versus - Location

And checking in with Clark on the Kent farm versus another location just felt organic for the fella dubbed “Smallville” by his wife. “We knew that we really wanted Brandon Routh to be Clark Kent in The Daily Planet,” Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries shared. “I think...
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