In a clip from tonight’s Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two (technically Batwoman), the team welcomes the latest Clark Kent, played by Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh. It’s the first time Routh’s worn the super-suit since 2006’s Superman Returns but in this incarnation, he’s playing a version of Kingdom Come’s Superman. Man, it’s gonna be awkward when he meets the Atom (if they don’t come face to face we will be incredibly disappointed).
The Anti-Monitor has yet to arrive in the flesh but is wreaking havoc on the multiverse nevertheless, so Iris West Allen heads to another universe with Earth-38 Lois (Bitsie Tullock) and Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) to recruit another version of Clark (Routh). This Clark/Superman tragically lost most of the staff of the Daily Bugle, including his wife Lois Lane, after an attack by a disgruntled villain who didn’t think the paper was giving him enough press. I think we can all guess who that was.
Iris and Clark think he’s the missing piece they need—their Paragon—to stop the Anti-Monitor and save countless lives. Whether it’s going to be enough remains to be seen…but I’m guessing we’re going to need a few more heroes before the day is saved.
Crisis on Infinite Earths continues tonight with Batwoman, followed by The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.