So, while I was busy cultivating and sowing the seeds for my next beautiful, Green master plan…I mean masterpiece, I forgot to share with you some news out of that big, fantastic party happening on the West Coast.
In an amazing SDCC announcement today at the DC TV panel, it was once again confirmed that Brandon Routh will be reprising his role as Superman, but it was revealed that he will play the Kingdom Come version of Superman in an Arrowverse crossover event for “Crisis on Infinite Earths”.
Routh made this announcement by showing up to the panel in a button-down shirt, only to later reveal the t-shirt underneath showing the Kingdom Come version logo of our favorite Man of Steel.
Kingdom Come is a story set in the far future, and has an older, darker take on the Man of Steel, whose faith in humanity and their reliance on superheroes ultimately gets destroyed… It was originally a DC Comics mini-series by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, but in 2008 Ross and writer Geoff Johns brought the Kingdom Come version of Superman into the pages of Justice Society of America. Looks like he’ll soon come face to face with the Arrowverse characters, and the version of Superman that Tyler Hoechlin plays in those shows. Infinite Earths means infinite Supermen, after all.
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