Former Smallville actor Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent, teased an appearance in The CW’s upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.

Welling took to Instagram to share a short video of himself at shoot in South Africa. He commented, “Very PROFESSIONAL location for a shoot ;)”

However, Welling would also respond to a fan who commented, “I hope you’re in Crisis on Infinite Earth’s.”

Welling would simply reply “duh!!!”

Tom Welling

This could be seen as confirmation that he will show up in Crisis on Infinite Earths, but it’s also possible that he’s hoping he will get to appear in the crossover as well. Welling is rumored to make an appearance in the crossover with a source telling Cosmic Book News the crossover “will feature characters from all or most of the DC appearances on TV and from some of the movies.” (Related: Report: CW Crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths Will Feature DCEU Characters Plus Lynda Carter, Burt Ward, and Tom Welling!)

Welling spoke about returning to superheroes back in 2017. In fact, he noted he had a few ideas on how to make it happen. He told Nuke the Fridge, “I am willing to on the Flash and I have a few ideas on how it can happen if the network asks me. In fact, I think I can make it happen.” (Related: Tom Welling Teases The Possibility of Returning to Superheroes!)

Welling did appear on the DC Comics based Lucifer TV show as Marcus Pierce from 2017 to 2018.

If Welling is confirming he will appear in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, it’s unclear who he would be playing. Given he played Clark Kent in Smallville for 10 years, most fans are expecting him to reprise his role. However, it’s also possible he could appear as Marcus Pierce as rumors indicate the show is trying to tie together most of the DC Comics properties or at least reference them in some capacity. (Related: Smallville Actor Michael Rosenbaum Responds to Story He Is Playing Lex Luthor in CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Event)

Another possibility could be that Welling takes on a completely different role. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow actor Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer aka Atom, will be playing Superman based off of Mark Waid and Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come story.

Do you think Tom Welling was confirming an appearance in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover? If so who do you think he should play?

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