“Superman Returns” star Brandon Routh will once again take on the role of Clark Kent/Superman for ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ this year’s entry in the annual Arrow-verse crossover event which is expected to run for a whopping five episodes this year.
Routh has been serving as a regular in the Arrow-verse for years, first as a recurring guest on the third season of “Arrow” before becoming a series regular on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. Throughout he’s played the role of Ray Palmer/The Atom.
‘Crisis’ is based on the legendary DC comics crossover event from decades ago that saw the various heroes of different universes banding together to defeat an all-powerful villain. It aimed to take the convoluted DC multiverse and streamline it into one universe.
The TV version thus allows for multiple versions of heroes to appear including both Routh and Tyler Hoechlin playing versions of Superman with both set to appear in those roles.
Along with practically every major character to appear in the Arrow-verse thus far likely to make an appearance, the event is also expected to serve as the swansong for a few characters including Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen/Green Arrow with that show finishing up this year with a ten-episode eighth and final season kicking off in the Fall.
The crossover is so big it will be split, airing three episodes in December 2019 and two in January 2020.