This week I heard that Brandon Routh one of the stars of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be featured in the tv “crossover event” for “Crisis on Infinite Earths” now he won’t be playing The Atom! Which is what he plays on his show. But he will be playing Superman. That’s right for the first time since 2006’s Superman Returns he will reprise his role, and get this what’s pretty cool here is that Supergirl‘s Tyler Hoechlin will also play his version of big blue.
Thus giving us the first time two iterations of the timeless icon will participate in a live action story arc. That said, we now also know which incarnation Routh is playing – and it’s not the one from Superman Returns.
He’s playing Kingdom Come Superman!!! Which is derived from, well, the beloved Kingdom Come miniseries written by Mark Waid and painted by Alex Ross.
Also looks like this was the work of Routh himself, as executive producer Marc Guggenheim confessed the following at San Diego Comic-Con:
“Well, I spoke to WB, we actually discovered this last year on last year’s crossover: Every time they have a costume, they basically put it in their archives. And they don’t like to let it out. So we won’t be able to use your original costume. We’re still figuring it out. We’ll dress you in something, obviously. If you have any ideas, we’re all ears.”
Afterward, Routh said “I have an idea!” and revealed the unmistakable Kingdom Come Superman shirt under his button-down attire. Unsurprisingly, Guggenheim met that with “I think we’re going to do that!”
Routh told the following to Entertainment Weekly with great sentiment:
“It’s an opportunity for me to kind of say hello and goodbye to the character in a way I didn’t get to the first time. Being a young individual of 24, 25, I thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to do this for years and make multiple movies.’ And that, of course, didn’t happen. I’m just very honored to be able to do this one last time.”
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” I can’t wait to see this… This has the potential to be one of the Arrowverse’s greatest achievements.
Source: Entertainment Weekly