Arrowverse's Crisis on Infinite Earths Treats Smallville Comic as Canon

Smallville stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance are both confirmed to reprise their fan-favorite roles as Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths." Now, details about what the characters have been up to since the Season 10 finale have emerged.

Longtime Arrowverse producer Marc Guggenheim, who is overseeing production on the crossover, responded to a fan on Twitter who asked if the Smallville comic books are canon. Guggenheim noted that, while the events in the comics would not be directly addressed, they are considered canon by the creative team.

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Following the end of Smallville in 2011, DC Comics published a line of digital-first comic titles under the banner "Season 11." The stories showed Clark settling into his role as Superman while encountering new superheroes that had not appeared in the long-running television series, including Batman and the Green Lantern Corps.

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Welling and Durance's roles in "Crisis on Infinite Earths" are largely unknown, but a welcome return after over eight years away from the characters.

"Crisis on Infinite Earths" begins Sunday, December 8 at 8 pm ET/PT on Supergirl, then continues in Batwoman on Monday, December 9 at 8 pm ET/PT and in The Flash on Tuesday, December 10 at 8 pm ET/PT. After the winter hiatus, the crossover will conclude on Tuesday, January 14 in Arrow at 8 pm ET/PT and in DC's Legends of Tomorrow at 9 pm ET/PT.

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