Brandon Routh to suit up as Superman again for TV special

Brandon Routh to suit up as Superman again for TV special

Brandon Routh's Superman was introduced with great fanfare in 2006's Superman Returns, which was designed as a direct sequel to the first two Superman movies from the 1970s and '80s starring Christopher Reeve. The news was cracked Deadline; the actor is going to play Clark Kent in the Arrowverse's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, scheduled later this year. More details are expected to be revealed over the weekend during the Arrowverse's panels at San Diego Comic-Con. Tyler Hoechlin, who plays Superman on the show Supergirl, will also appear as Superman in the special crossover event. Like the fans out there, not long after the news hit the 'net, Routh took to social media to react to his return as Superman.

Hopefully, The CW finds a better use for Routh as Superman and he actually throws a punch. Named after the huge DC comic-book event, comic readers and CW fans alike can not wait to see how this years event will play out. It's so big that there are specific executive producers working on it from several different shows and it's being plotted out in a way that puts every other crossover event to shame. These same fans are also familiar with Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, on Legends of Tomorrow.

Routh is already a prominent member of the Arrowverse. Equally both Routh and Hoechlin will be wearing their Superman costumes during the crossover. The five-hour event will air over two months: three episodes in December and two in January 2020.

DC Comics published Crisis on Infinite Earths as a 12-issue maxiseries from April 1985 to March 1986, written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez.

Crisis on Infinite Earths will bring together the entire Arrowverse series for a five-episode order, including, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman.

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