As previously reported, Superman Returns star Brandon Routh is set to reprise his role as the Man of Steel for the Arrowverse's upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event on The CW. The actor has now responded to the announcement on social media.
"Honored, humbled, grateful and still pinching myself," Routh wrote on Twitter, evidently excited at the opportunity to don the blue tights and red cape one more time.
Until until this point, 2006's Superman Returns marked Routh's only time playing the iconic superhero. However, his time as a member of DC's live-action lineup was far from over, as he would go on to become a mainstay of the Arrowverse. In 2014, Routh joined the cast of The CW's Arrow as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom. He would later jump ship, reprising his role in DC's Legends of Tomorrow as one of the series' lead characters.
When Crisis arrives this fall, Routh will apparently be taking on a dual role, playing both Ray Palmer and Clark Kent. Precedent for Arrowverse actors being entirely different characters in different realities across the multiverse was set in last year's Elseworlds crossover, when it was revealed that David Ramsey's John Diggle was, in fact, John Stewart/Green Lantern on Earth-90.
With the announcement that Crisis will acknowledge Routh's DC legacy and allow him to bring his version of Superman to the small screen, it appears Warner Bros. Television plans to use this idea to its full potential.
Slated to air in Fall 2019 on The CW, Crisis on Infinite Earths currently has no announced air date.