If you’re going to have a story with multiple Supermen, it sort of makes sense you have more than one iteration of his longtime reporter love Lois Lane. And that is what the folks over at the CW’s DC superhero shows must be thinking because for their upcoming crossover event, Crisis On Infinite Earths, we are getting two Lois Lanes to join up with the three Supermen already on tap.
Deadline has reported that Erica Durance will be reprising her version of Lois Lane that she played on Smallville from 2004 to 2011. She will be appearing alongside that show’s Tom Welling who was announced as joining the Crisis crossover earlier this week returning to his role as that show’s Clark Kent/Superman.
Meanwhile, EW is stating that Elizabeth Tullock will be playing the iteration of Lois Lane that she first played in last year’s Elseworld crossover event. Her Lois is married to her world’s Superman – played by Tyler Hoechlin – who is the cousin of the CW’s titular Supergirl.
It looks like the only Superman not getting a Lois is Brandon Routh, pulling double duty as the Man of Steel for the event in addition to his regular chores as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, on DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow. Routh played Superman in 2006’s Superman Returns opposite Kate Bosworth’s Lois Lane. And while his version of Superman for Crisis doesn’t appear to be the same Superman he played in 2006, it would still be fun if producers were able to get Bosworth to pop by.
Crisis On Infinite Earths is an adaptation of the classic 1985 graphic novel that basically reshaped the universe for the DC Comics superheroes, seeing their multiverse of parallel Earths under attack from the nearly all-powerful Anti-Monitor who desired nothing more than to destroy all of existence. The CW’s version of the story will take place over five hours – one episode each of Arrow, The Flash, Batgirl, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow – with the first three parts airing in December and the remaining two following in January.