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Old 07-20-2019, 03:38 PM
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Brandon Routh to return to his "Superman" role in CW's Arrow-verse


It's been revealed that Routh, who starred in 2006's Superman Returns, will once again be donning the familiar blue and red outfit for the CW's upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. He and Tyler Hoechlin, the Arrow-verse's reigning Man of Steel, will play Superman in two different timelines.

Routh also plays Ray Palmer/The Atom on DC's Legends of Tomorrow on the CW.

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Titled “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” the upcoming mega-crossover will unite the entire Arrowverse series franchise – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman – in a five-episode epic that will span two quarters, with three episodes airing in December and the two concluding installments debuting in January.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:55 AM
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Bumping this for another cast addition:

It has been announced that Burt Ward will appear in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. It hasn't been announced which character Ward, who played Dick Grayson/Robin the Boy Wonder in the 1966 Batman TV series, movie, and assorted spinoffs will play. It's been speculated he could simply play a retired Robin in his 70s. Or he could play loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth. It's also likely he could play Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon.

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Old 08-01-2019, 08:41 AM
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There's a rumor that Tom Welling is going to appear as well as Linda Carter.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:10 AM
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God, I generally dislike television - and hate the way DC has continued to recycle Crisis - but the simple fact is that Legends of Tomorrow is one of the best, most bonkers things ever to appear on television.

And Routh was actually very good as Superman. It's not his fault that Singer didn't have a real handle on the character and script. Routh did his job and did it well.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:19 AM
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There's a rumor that Tom Welling is going to appear as well as Linda Carter.
I'd first read this as "Tom Welling is going to appear as Lynda Carter."
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:26 AM
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I'd first read this as "Tom Welling is going to appear as Lynda Carter."
You're not the only one. Hey, it's early.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:36 AM
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There's a rumor that Tom Welling is going to appear as well as Linda Carter.
Lynda Carter has already been a reoccurring guest on Supergirl so that wouldn’t be much of a story. It gets interesting if she plays Wonder Woman
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God, I generally dislike television - and hate the way DC has continued to recycle Crisis - but the simple fact is that Legends of Tomorrow is one of the best, most bonkers things ever to appear on television.

And Routh was actually very good as Superman. It's not his fault that Singer didn't have a real handle on the character and script. Routh did his job and did it well.
I mostly blame Kate Bosworth, who was particularly unconvincing as Lois Lane, especially as she was supposed to be following the Margot Kidder version. All the other recent Loises - Amy Adams, Elizabeth Tulloch - have had great chemistry with their co-leads. Kate Bosworth, not so much.

ETA: Agreed on Legends.

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Old 08-02-2019, 01:37 AM
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I mostly blame Kate Bosworth, who was particularly unconvincing as Lois Lane, especially as she was supposed to be following the Margot Kidder version. All the other recent Loises - Amy Adams, Elizabeth Tulloch - have had great chemistry with their co-leads. Kate Bosworth, not so much.
Wasn't that partly intentional - she was supposed to have moved on, and made a new life with Cyclops.
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Yeah but she didn't have any chemistry with the other guy either nor with the kid who was supposed to be her son.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:16 PM
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More casting news:

Kevin Conroy has been added to the star-studded cast. Conroy, who is best known as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the animated Batman series will play a future version of Bruce Wayne.

Also, Black Lightning, who had his own CW show, but is not part of the Arrowverse, has been confirmed to appear in the crossover.

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Old 08-04-2019, 02:52 PM
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Quick, who's not in this crossover?

Waiting to hear that Mark Hamill is playing a retired Joker (he's "sane", but then The Trickster starts showing up...)

Also watching for Louie Anderson as Bouncing Boy, Justin Bieber (and Kate McKinnon playing Justin Bieber) as the Wonder Twins, and Danny DeVito as Bat-Mite. Which of course leads to "The Dark Mite Returns", directed by Tim Burton.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:13 PM
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Quick, who's not in this crossover?

Waiting to hear that Mark Hamill is playing a retired Joker (he's "sane", but then The Trickster starts showing up...)

Also watching for Louie Anderson as Bouncing Boy, Justin Bieber (and Kate McKinnon playing Justin Bieber) as the Wonder Twins, and Danny DeVito as Bat-Mite. Which of course leads to "The Dark Mite Returns", directed by Tim Burton.
Hamill's already appeared in The Flash as the original Trickster, serving life in prison (having been caught in the first Flash series from twenty years ago). Certain aspects of The Flash's timeline don't bear much thinking about.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:29 PM
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Hamill's already appeared in The Flash as the original Trickster, serving life in prison (having been caught in the first Flash series from twenty years ago). Certain aspects of The Flash's timeline don't bear much thinking about.
Not quite. In the Flash (1990) universe Mark Hamill played a young-ish Trickster who battles the 1990 Flash and is eventually defeated by him. In the 2015 Flash, Mark Hamill plays an old-ish Trickster who committed crimes in the 1990s and was caught by the police, who then escapes prison in the 2015 time frame and battles the Flash.
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With Kevin Conroy playing an older Bruce Wayne/ Batman, I wonder if there is also going to be a Terry McGinnis Batman?
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:18 PM
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There's a rumor that Tom Welling is going to appear as well as Linda Carter.
No Lynda Carter, alas, but the producers are looking to cast a Smallville actor.

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Producers would have liked also Lynda Carter to once again play the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, but (Marc) Guggenheim confessed that she won’t likely reprise.

"I had conversations with DC and Warner Bros. and based on those conversations, I don’t think it’s going to be able to happen,” the Arrowverse producer stated.
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So, the premise of this is that all of the various screen versions of DC characters are "real", just on different worlds (which are, of course, now colliding)?
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:46 PM
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So, the premise of this is that all of the various screen versions of DC characters are "real", just on different worlds (which are, of course, now colliding)?
Essentially yes, for certain values of "screen." I don't think they're be any tie-in to the DC Movie Universe. This is already set up in the CW shows. Arrow, Flash, and LoT are on one Earth. Supergirl is on another.
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So what cameos, if any, do they have lined up from Lois and Clark?
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:03 PM
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So what cameos, if any, do they have lined up from Lois and Clark?
Dean Cain is already playing Supergirl's adoptive father.
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Dean Cain is already playing Supergirl's adoptive father.
He's been MIA for a while.

Teri Hatcher had a substantial role as Mon-el's mother (along with Kevin Sorbo as his father). Both characters were killed off.
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Not quite. In the Flash (1990) universe Mark Hamill played a young-ish Trickster who battles the 1990 Flash and is eventually defeated by him. In the 2015 Flash, Mark Hamill plays an old-ish Trickster who committed crimes in the 1990s and was caught by the police, who then escapes prison in the 2015 time frame and battles the Flash.
And Corinne Bohrer played Trickster’s wife/Prank in both versions.

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So, the premise of this is that all of the various screen versions of DC characters are "real", just on different worlds (which are, of course, now colliding)?
Apparently Brandon Routh will be playing a different Superman than who he played in the movie. He is speculated to play Kingdom Come Superman. I’m not a DC comic guy so I had to look up what that meant.

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Old 08-06-2019, 11:31 PM
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He was definitely playing "Christopher Reeve" Superman in Superman Returns. Wish they could work that in.
He doesn't seem old 'n' gritty enough for Kingdom Come Supes.


ETA:If they'll cast a Smallville character, why not take the best actor in that (or almost any other show): Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor.

Aw, shucks...

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Tom Welling hints that he's going to be appearing.
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