Tom Welling wants to appear in The Flash as Clark Kent. The actor most notable for his stint as Superman’s human alter-ego, Clark Kent for 10 seasons in Smallville is currently busy with his upcoming recurring stint as Marcus Pierce in fantasy police procedural Lucifer, but admits that if the opportunity arises, he would be game to reprise his iconic role in the Grant Gustin-led The CW series.
The Flash is gearing up for its next installment as the show is on the brink of debuting its 4th season with a brand new main villain and a significantly changed Barry. How he got out of the Speed Force still remains to be seen but from the most recent trailer for the show, the Scarlet Speedster we all know and love seems to be gone with Barry appearing to just be a shell of his former self. However that pans out, Team Flash should be ready to continue holding the Central City fortress for a little bit longer as The Flash recuperates with a brand new looming threat in The Thinker (Neil Sandilands) threatening to wreak havoc in the metropolis.
During the recently held Fox’s Fall TV party which he attended to promote the upcoming new outing of Lucifer, Nuke The Fridge was able to catch up with Welling and asked him about his interest in making a cameo as his Smallville character in The Flash. And surprisingly, after years and years of seemingly being disinterested in partaking in the current The CW superhero show line-up, the actor sounded pretty enthusiastic:
“I am willing to go 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.”
Welling was previously asked regarding a possible appearance in Supergirl which seems to be a more logical choice on the surface given that Clark and Kara are supposed to be related. But now that the Melissa Benoist-led show has its own Superman with Tyler Hoechlin, in hindsight, The Flash is a more suitable in for Welling’s version of the Man of Steel to be reintroduced given Barry’s ability to travel through multiple realities. That way, it won’t be such a complicated work for the writers to make everything sensible with regards to the respective canons of every single property involved.
At this point, no one can tell whether this results in something or nothing but Welling sounded pretty confident about making this prospect scenario into a reality. But at the rate that The Flash is going and with the narrative trajectory that they are setting up for the new season, seeing Smallville‘s Clark Kent in the CW show by any means might still be far ahead down the road.