The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths is almost here. On this episode, we take a look at Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane’s role in the original comic book series and make our predictions for what the adaptation could like.

Poster for Crisis on Infinite Earths

  • Features Hoechlin’s Superman and Tulloch’s Lois Lane
  • Also – Brandon Routh’s Superman and Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor

Trailer 1 – YouTube

  • Full trailer for crossover is usually released ~ 1 week out
  • Really just 24 seconds of footage
  • Several quick shots of Hoechlin’s Superman
  • Baby Jon?
  • Lois, Clark, with baby – on Argo?
  • 1 glimpse of Tom Welling, 1 line of dialogue from Routh’s Superman

Teasers for Crisis on Infinite Earths

  • YouTube
  • No Lois, limited Superman
  • Death of Superman Cape waving

Photos from Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 1 – (Entertainment Weekly)

Photos from Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 2 – (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Tom Welling on the Kent Farm; Lois, Iris, and other Clark meet him?
  • Brandon Routh’s Clark Kent/Superman at the Daily Planet- (JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman #1 2008); met by Hoechlin’s Superman
  • Lois and Iris with Book of Destiny?
  • Tom Welling and Erica Durance on Kent Farm – EW

The comic series

  • 12 issue Maxi-series from 1985-1986, written by Marv Wolfman, art by George Perez
  • Overall thoughts
  • Superman’s role
  • Superman characters:
  • Earth-1 – Superman/Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Lana Lang, Supergirl, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lori Lemaris, plus Legion, etc.
  • Earth-2 – Superman/Clark Kent, Lois Lane-Kent, Power Girl, Alexei Luthor
  • Earth-3 – Ultraman, Alexander Luthor, Lois Luthor, Alexander Luthor, Jr.
  • Others – Superboy-Prime
  • Biggest Superman story moments:
  • The treatment and relationship of Earth-1 and Earth-2 Superman
  • Team-up to stop Anti-Monitor/Death of Supergirl
  • Traveling to the dawn of time
  • “Uncle Clark” going to the Daily Planet
  • Lex Luthor/Brainiac team-up 
  • Lois and Lana reporting news
  • Final battle with Anti-Monitor – Earth-2 Superman unleashed
  • “Ending” of Earth-2 Superman and Lois

The CW Adaptation

  • Scope
  • Characters
  • Will they merge all Earths – Earth-1 and 38, Black Lightning, Krypton, Powerless, etc.
  • DC Universe Earths?
  • Will the multiverse still exist?
  • Will they destroy all past Earths? Smallville, Christopher Reeve Superman, Lois & Clark
  • Any kind of reboot or major changes?

Predictions/ Wish List

  • Brandon Routh’s Superman – what happened to Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) and Jason White (Tristan Lake Leabu) from Superman Returns?
  • Tom Welling and Erica Durance as Smallville Clark Kent and Lois Lane
  • Earth-38 Clark/Superman and Lois
  • Supergirl and Superman moments
  • Lex’s Warsuit (Lexosuit)
  • Lois & Clark Wedding
  • Other Superman actors – John Haymes Newton/Gerard Christopher, Stacey Haiduk (Superboy), Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, John Shea (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), other Smallville cast or movie cast, Animation – Tim Daly, George Newbern, Dana Delaney

Feedback – 

  • Tweet from Bob (@stebob1984) – “Predictions: – John Kent will be aged up to a teenager & play a role similar to Alexander Luthor in the Crisis comics – Clark (Welling) will seemingly die early on but return met to end up save Lois (Durance)”
  • Email from Rose – Do you think Supergirl will die (maybe as a fakeout) and do you think Superman will fight Anti-Monitor at the end or will it be more of a team-up?

Our Next Episode – 

  • Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 1 (first 3 episodes)
  • December 8-10

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