Erica Durance Joins Tom Welling As Smallville’s Lois Lane In Arrowverse’s ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’
In there continuing effort to get every person that ever played a role in any DC-related property on-screen together, the producers of Arrowverse’s ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ have roped in Erica Durance to join Tom Welling once again as ‘Smallville’s Lois and Clark.
As was announced yesterday, Welling is set to return to his role as Clark Kent revealing where the ‘Smallville’ character is 10yrs after the events of the series ended. Durance, who played Lois Lane on the show is now set to join him. This isn’t the first visit to the Arrowverse for the actress, who stepped into the role of Alura Zor-El in ‘Supergirl’. It will, however, be the first time Welling and Durance have appeared together since then end of ‘Smallville’.
Welling & Durance are not the only Lois & Clark appearing in the crossover. ‘Legends’ Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), who last donned the suit for the film ‘Superman Returns’, is set to appear in the outfit once again as the “Kingdom Come” version of Superman. Arrowverse’s current Superman, Tyler Hoechlin, is also set to appear along with current Lois Lane, Elizabeth Tulloch.
As you may already know, the crossover gets its name from a major DC comic book event written in the 80s by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez. The storyline had a massive impact on the entire DC Universe, as it collapses the multiverse, unifying all the Earths onto a single plane of existence. ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ will span five episodes from ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’, and the new ‘Batwoman’ series.
The crossover event will feature all the main players from the five Arrowverse shows, plus they have also confirmed the ‘Black Lightning’ cast will join in the fun for the first time. Other guest spots include legendary ‘Batman’ voice actor Kevin Conroy finally getting to play the role in live-action, along with Johnathon Schaech returning as Jonah Hex, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, LaMonica Garrett as the Monitor/Anti-Monitor, and John Wesley Shipp who will reprise his role as the original 90’s tv show Barry Allen and Arrowverse’s Jay Garrick. They have even roped in original ‘Batman ’66’ Robin actor Burt Ward, although it is not clear who he will be playing. If that isn’t enough, ‘The Flash’s “man of many Wells” Tom Cavanagh is taking on yet another role as Pariah, whose unorthodox experiments to view the creation of the universe result in the Anti-Monitor, and launch the Crisis. This is going to be a crazy, mad few hours of TV!
‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ are all set to premiere in Autumn 2019 on Sky One in the UK (‘Legends of Tomorrow’ doesn’t air until 2020 in the US, so will be later here too.) What is unclear is the status of the ‘Batwoman’, as Sky has yet to confirm a pick-up, but we’ll let you know when we hear something.
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