Here’s some excellent news to drop out of SDCC today. It appears that both Brandon Routh, who played Superman in Superman Returns, and Tyler Hoechlin, who is the current TV incarceration of the iconic super hero, will both be suiting up as Kal-El during The CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event this year.
Routh is also a member of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow where he plays Ray Palmer AKA The Atom. Hoechlin has been playing the Man Of Steel since first appearing in the second season of Supergirl. According to Deadline who also broke the news, Routh will still play Palmer in the event series.
As all comic book aficionados know, the Crisis On Infinite Earths was a 12 issue mini-series that shook up the DC Universe back in the 80’s. There’s no confirmation yet if the crossover event will channel that line of books or go its own way. It is set to combine all the shows including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends and the brand new Batwoman series premiering this Fall and starring Ruby Rose.
The crossover event will most certainly shake up The CW Universe with Arrow ending this year in its eight season. According to the report the event will last five episodes and be split with three premiering in December and the last two wrapping things up in January.
In the comic, our heroes went up against the villain the Anti-Monitor and even teamed up with their enemies to stop him from wiping out all that existed. The toll was high including the deaths of both Barry Allen and Supergirl so we will see how the crossover handles all this. Stay tuned and hopefully a teaser and some footage will hit soon.