Tom Welling, star of the television series Smallville, said he would love to return to the DC universe as Superman, ideally with Knight Night Robert Pattinson, debuting in The Batman by Matt Reeves.
In a recent conversation, the actor said,
“Yeah, I think that would be great,” said the 44-year-old actor. “My friend Rob Pattinson will be the new Batman. I would love to. It would be fun to be the Superman in his movie, just because he’s a friend of mine. Yeah, who knows?”
Tom Welling gave life to a young Superman in 2001 with Smallville
Developed by writers and producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Smallville follows a young teenager (pre-Superman) Clark Kent, played by Tom Welling as he explores his developing superpowers and tries to find his place. The Warner Bros. series ran for 10 seasons and ended in 2011.
Although he never officially wore the full Superman costume, save for a “blink and miss” moment in the finale, Welling’s version of the character was well-received, and the actor returned to the role for the crossover event of DC, Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Tom Welling excited for The Batman with Pattinson
Directed by Matt Reeves ( War for the Planet of the Apes ), The Batman completed filming in March. The film has been described as a black suspense version of Gotham, with Bruce Wayne entering his second year as the masked crime fighter.
According to reports, the plot centers on the actions of a serial killer who calls himself The Riddler. Bruce is compelled to defy both the debasement present around there and the privileged insights about his folks.
Reports have demonstrated that The Batman might be set in a DCEU variant of Earth-2, the other Earth that isolates Pattinson’s Batman from any association with Ben Affleck’s rendition of the character.