Actor Brandon Routh known as Kal EL or Clark Kent or you know “Superman” in the 2006 Bryan Singer directed Superman Returns. The last few years he’s been a different hero for DC TV as he’s been known to millions as Ray Palmer/The Atom in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” a show which he just concluded his time on, and is saying goodbye too.
The CW’s recent somewhat epic, and somewhat disappointing “Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover” gave Routh a rare opportunity to reprise his cinematic role! Well sort off… This time he’s “Kingdom Come Superman,” which is an alternate world take on the Superman that Routh played before but a close one in events. Think of it like it’s the 90s Batman movies where the events all sort of happened even tho the guy playing BATMAN changed, and the first two movies, and last two movies were in alternate worlds… But in this case the actor didn’t change just the world around him a bit, and he’s older, and his entire life has been altered, and he lost the love of his life Lois. So his character became one of the Paragons who was meant to save the multiverse. However, Routh’s return as Superman was relatively brief in that event, and this is where the event was disappointing! He was great but they didn’t use him much, and Tom Welling is now a coward for once again being there but not being there for the fans, and only a paycheck. Clearly that’s all that meant to him, and well that’s sad.
Fortunately for us Brandon had a scene with the actress playing Lois on the show which was awesome! REALLY brought back that old time “Lois & Clark” vibe from the old movies… Loved it but to short. But Brandon blessed us when he took the time for a one-of-a-kind crossover while he had a chance… Check out the video on his Instagram below.
Via his Instagram account, Routh shared a video of himself and his son, Leo, dressed as Superman and Spider-Man, respectively.
That’s adorable, and even tho “Superman and Spider-Man” come from rival DC and Marvel, there have actually been comic book crossovers between them. But for now, a live-action crossover is off the table. Regardless, the younger Routh made sure that his father struck an iconic Superman pose before assuming one of Spidey’s signature stances.
What do you think about the father, and son combo as “Superman and Spider-Man” team-up photo shoot?
‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ new Trailer Shows the Team Recruiting Tom Welling, Kevin Conroy and much more. This is going to be epic folks, and as we know Tom Welling who’s clearly the most popular actor of the last two decades to play the role of “Clark Kent” aka “Superman” on either the big or small screen. He did it on the show Smallville which became not just a staple on the CW for 10 seasons but it’s the show which first featured a group outing of Superheroes on live action. (Way before JLA or AVENGERS! Movies)
Check out the broadcast schedule for “Crisis on Infinite Earths” below:
Supergirl – Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Batwoman – Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
The Flash – Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Arrow – Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
After leaving the show that finished it’s 10 season run Tom Welling kept out of Hollywood for a few years to clear the mind he said, and found small projects to pay the bills I’m sure. Or to keep busy on down times, and keep his name out there but movies like “Parkland” (based on the JFK murder) didn’t move many needles for him, and he’s been unable to recapture the popularity he held as Clark Kent for 10 seasons in any of the roles he’s taken since. As a fan myself, and many felt the shows finale left us bitter. So when he announced he would be involved in “The Crisis” storyline we the fans were in shock, and very pleased.
But he’s not shown up in any of the promo art or videos other than some pictures of him on the KENT farm from Smallville, and now that the shows “Crisis is imminent” It’s about that time to round up the heroes! So where has Mr Welling’s Kent been? Well this new trailer again shows us a glimpse of him on the kent farm. Don’t know why there is so much hush hush around his role in this but time if here, and so check out the videos below.
for The CW’s biggest crossover yet, “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” dropped on Monday, and gave fans more clarity about the drama to come, as well as a look at the famous DC Comics characters that will be appearing in the five-episode event. “There is a malevolent force at work one driven by a singular goal: the destruction of all there is,” The Monitor, Mar Novu (LaMonica Garrett), announces in the clip.
The crossover’s assembled cast of comic legends which includes the titular heroes from Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman and Black Lightning are then addressed by Lyla Michaels, aka Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson), who explains what they’re up against.
“There’s a wave of antimatter sweeping across this universe, destroying everything in its path,” Lyla warns. “We’ve brought you all to Earth-38 because this is where The Monitor wants you to make your stand.”
“Right,” Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), answers. “So we are going to need a bigger team.”
From there, the recruitment begins. Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch return in the crossover as the Supergirl universe’s Clark Kent and Lois Lane — and Clark goes in search of his multiverse counterpart, played by Tom Welling — reprising his Smallville role alongside his own Lois, Erica Durance.
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) even comes across her cousin, Bruce Wayne (played by Kevin Conroy, the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Batman: The Animated Series and other Batman properties), though she looks surprised to see him walking gingerly in a mechanized suit. And John Wesley Shipp is back in his Flash suit, as Henry Allen joins his son in the fight.
But will all that firepower be enough to stop the end of the multiverse as we know it?
“One thing is certain,” Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) announces ominously as the worst-case scenarios are shown for each of our heroes. “Everything we know, everything there is, and everything there ever was, is doomed.”
Last time I seen him was in video talking about his new suit, and teeth being fixed in the video below. Christopher Dennis was a street performer best known for playing “Superman” on Hollywood Blvd.
For almost 30 years he would dress in the “Superman suit” and would entertain people and take photos with fans, and people who would randomly come by to see what he was doing. Here he was sending a video shoutout to his fans, and friends…
Christopher Dennis was found In a Clothing Bin lifeless Law enforcement said Dennis was found dead Saturday November 2nd 2019 in the San Fernando Valley. We’re told his body was discovered lying headfirst in the bin that’s used for clothing donations.
Investigators believe Christopher who was homeless was attempting to gather clothes for himself. No foul play is suspected.
Dennis’ story is both charming and tragic after 2 decades of entertaining folks in Hollywood by impersonating The Man of Steel, he was the victim of a vicious assault and robbery that nearly killed him and left him without a way to make money.
He was rendered homeless, but thanks to the help of friends and a Kickstarter campaign, he got a new suit that allowed him to get back on his feet … and return to the Blvd for the Superman fans.
He also starred in the documentary, “Confessions of a Superhero,” and appeared multiple times on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Sadly, it seems he fell on hard times again recently.
Supermen Unite in New Crisis on Infinite Earths Set Photo, and man Brandon’s suit looks epic! Love this picture… Can’t wait to see Tom Welling in his suit.
This week has already given Arrowverse fans an early look at Tom Welling and Tyler Hoechlin’s Clark Kents meeting in Crisis on Infinite Earths. But noticeably absent from the picture was Brandon Routh, who will also appear in the crossover as yet another Man of Steel. Fortunately, Routh was in a sharing mood earlier today when he posted a new image to his Instagram account. The photo shows Routh and Hoechlin’s Supermen posing on the set of The Daily Planet. You can check it out for yourself below.
Tom Welling and Tyler Hoechlin’s Clark Kents Meet on Crisis Set, and you go.
The jury’s still out on whether all three iterations of Superman will act alongside each other. Of course, most fans are probably wondering if we’ll get to see Welling don his own costume during the crossover. If he does, it will be the first time we’ll see him playing Superman in all his glory. Routh’s classic Superman Returns outfit memorably appeared throughout Smallville’s final season. Unfortunately, viewers were never treated to a good shot of Welling wearing it. When writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Pere Pérez continued the series in the Smallville Season 11 comic, they gave him a new suit. But it’s always possible that the producers have something else planned for his character.
Superman’s future on the big-screen might be murky, but fret not: The CW has enlisted three different Men of Steel to make appearances throughout the network’s five-part Crisis on Infinite Earth crossover. It still isn’t clear if all three iterations of the character (played by Tyler Hoechlin, Tom Welling, and Brandon Routh) will share the screen at once. But now, we now know that Welling and Hoechlin will indeed have a scene together. Thanks to Lois Lane actress Elizabeth Tulloch, we have our first glimpse at this meeting of the Clarks.
Tulloch recently took to Twitter to share a behind-the-scenes look at Crisis’ Kent Farm set. With this, she’s given us a better idea of how Welling will appear when he returns to play Kansas’ favorite son. You can check out Tulloch’s image below.
As a lifelong Superman fan it was my honor to have on Mr Steve Younis the gentleman who runs the website www.supermanhomepage.com
“I love Superman because: He does the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do.” – Steve Younis
I’ve always been a Superman fan, having watched the Superman and SuperFriends cartoons on TV as a child. However it wasn’t until mid-1995 when I found, bought and read a novel called “The Death and Life of Superman” by Roger Stern that I really began to seriously become a Superman fan/collector.
After reading the novel, an ad at the back of the book for Superman Comics attracted my attention and had me searching out my local Comic Shop to get my first taste of Superman comic books… and so began a humble little hobby that would grow into something beyond my wildest dreams.
It was also around the same time that I first accessed the growing world of the Internet, and I naturally sought out websites dedicated to Superman and related information.
Amongst others, I came across what to me was the most informative and up-to-date Superman website called the Superman Homepage. This site was maintained by an American guy called Andrew J Gould. Andrew and I quickly became friends via email, discussing the latest Superman comics, TV show episodes, etc… It wasn’t till mid-1996 that Andrew told me that he was ill… in fact dying. Andrew suffered from a rare genetic skin disease, dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, which causes the skin to blister and scar in response to minor injuries, and predisposed him to skin cancer. Sadly Andrew passed away in November 1996 but leading up to his death the two of us organised for Andrew’s computer files to be transferred to me so I could continue on his work at the Superman Homepage.
Being a Graphic Designer by profession, I set about updating the website to have a more user-friendly look and feel, adding more content and a wider range of information on top of what Andrew had done, including adding information which Andrew had planned to do but had never been able to get around to.
In early 1999 the Superman Homepage had been built up to be rated as one of the premier Superman websites on the World Wide Web, averaging over 200 unique visitors a day. I was joined by up to 8 volunteers from around the world in keeping the website’s content as current as possible, with regular reviews of the weekly Superman comics, Episode Guides of the TV shows, latest news and rumours, interactive Trivia Quiz, to name just a few of the areas being updated regularly. Contacts had been made with Superman-related stars and creative people, such as writers on the Superman Comics, committee members who organise the Superman Festival in Metropolis, Illinois… and the ultimate experience… contact with Christopher Reeve through a mutual friend!
In early June 1999 I was contacted by a man named Chip Meyers. Basically he and his company were setting up a major website called Fandom which would be the central place for people to come to who were interested in Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy, and he wanted me to take control of the Superman section. There were a lot of fine details to work out, but what it came down to was that he wanted to pay me to do my hobby!
After much discussions, the deal was done. The Fandom website (of which my Superman Homepage was to be one of 12 other sections in the initial set-up) was to be launched on the 1st of November 1999. Between June and November there was a lot of work to be done, but thankfully I was able to get most of the Superman Homepage up and ready for the big launch.
Fandom was a big success, and reaction to my move had been positive. The Superman Homepage did really well with traffic building to over 1,600 unique visitors a day on average, with a growing community involved in the Superman Message Board and Chat Room. My site’s reputation as one of the premier online Superman destinations has resulted in exclusive interviews with “Superman: The Movie” Director Richard Donner, Producer and Editor on the restoration of “Superman: The Movie” Michael Thau. Both myself and the Superman Homepage have received mentions in DC Comics’ “Superman” comic books, with interviews conducted with the editor, writers, and artists working on the Superman comics.
Sadly, due to economic difficulties, Fandom Inc. closed its doors in mid-2001. However the Superman Homepage continued to live on, moving to a new location at www.supermanhomepage.com, returning to an independant existence as a fan-run website.
Over the years this website has been a resource for many Superman projects, including the movie “Superman Returns”, the “Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman” documentary, “The Essential Superman Encyclopedia” publication, “Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics” documentary, and more.
Today the site boasts around 12,000 unique visitors daily, and continues to grow in size and content, with more news, more reviews, more interviews and… well… more Superman!
I’m really looking forward to continuing this adventure in my affiliation with the world of Superman.