Tom Welling on Superman rumors
DC Entertainment left fans in the dark about the progress on The Man of Steel at this year’s Comic-Con, but did confirm that Tom Welling would don the suit for the final season of Smallville. Of course, this leads to Internet rumors about Welling starring in the upcoming reboot. The Flickcast (via MTV Splash Page) spoke to the actor about the possibility of starring in the film.
Welling is open to the idea of starring in The Man of Steel, but “it’s not as simple as everyone would like to think.” Welling knows that many want him to return in the film, but “there’s a lot of elements that have to come together.” Welling is only of a few names that have been rumored to be favored for the role. These include Zachary Levi, Brandon Routh, and Jon Hamm.
A director has yet to be officially announced, and would be an important factor in deciding who gets the role. Jonathan Nolan is speculated to be the front-runner to helm the project. Christopher Nolan will be producing the film, along with his wife Emma Thomas. The story is being written by David Goyer, with Chris and Jonathan Nolan.
The Man of Steel is scheduled to open in December of 2012.