It has been over a year since Tom Welling made his long-awaited return to Smallville to reprise his iconic role as Clark Kent for the second part of The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, and fans have been wondering if that is really the last time they’ll see Welling’s version of Clark Kent, especially when some fans of the superhero series were left disappointed because they didn’t get to see the actor don a Superman suit.
In a previous interview with El Mundo geek de Ernestoneitor, when asked about his potential return as the Man of Steel in a movie setting, Welling revealed that he’s open to play Superman as long as it would be in a DC movie with Robert Pattinson’s version of Batman. The actor thinks it would be fun to do, due to his friendship with Pattinson.
“Yeah, I think that would be cool,” Welling said. “My buddy Rob Pattinson, he is going to be the new Batman. I would love it. It would be fun to be the Superman that shows up in his movie, just because he is a friend of mine. Yeah, who knows?”
Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot. Twins Max and Charlie Carver have also joined the movie in “sizable roles.”
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay he co-wrote with Peter Craig. During last year’s DC FanDome, Reeves confirmed the movie will focus on Bruce Wayne’s second year as Batman, and, per Walter Hamada, the film is set in a different universe separate from the Justice League DCEU characters. It is also being described as detective story that follows a series of murders that open up the history of corruption in Gotham and how Bruce’s family is linked.
Reeves and Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers.
The Batman opens in theaters on March 4, 2022.