Two Supermen Walk Into The Daily Planet: Tyler Hoechlin And Brandon Routh Suit Up On Crisis Set

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Crisis On Infinite Earths, to the surprise of no fan, is already filming. Actors have posted behind-the-scenes images from the epic five-night crossover event. All of these images are sending us into shrieking fits of joy to mask the creeping horror that is probably multiple crying jags we will have on the actual premiere.

We know who we are.

One of the (many) exciting things to come out of this is Brandon Routh’s return to Superman. Routh played the character in the 2006 film Superman Returns. He would later play Ray Palmer across the Arrowverse, mostly as a series regular on both Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

When it was announced that he would play Superman again (in the Kingdom Come suit no less!), fans were delighted.

Now we get a behind-the-scenes look with Routh and Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl‘s Superman) at, where else?, The Daily Planet.


Routh posted the photo on his Instagram with the caption, “Grateful to share the #Arrowverse as #Superman for a short time with the charming & gracious @tylerhoechlin! I never really thought I’d get to meet #Superman in person… Gotta say, it’s all it’s cracked up to be!”

Excuse us while we go and fan ourselves. Now we just need a three-way Superman shot with Tom Welling (reprising the role from Smallville) and we will just explode in joy.

Crisis On Infinite Earths will air three nights in December 2019 (Supergirl on Sunday, Dec. 8, Batwoman on Monday, Dec. 9, and The Flash on Tuesday, Dec. 10) before closing out the events on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 with Arrow and Legends Of Tomorrow. 

Bec Heim