Tom Welling as Superman...
Why He’s Perfect:
Welling’s been playing Clark Kent in
for the best part of a decade, so if he can’t nail the Man of Steel, what chance has anyone else got? The star is understandably keen, although he has stressed that, “it’s not as simple as me wanting to do it, or not wanting to do it.”
He’s probably right, in the sense that any Superman movie starring Welling would automatically be thought of as
Smallville: The Movie
. However, we’ve always thought he makes a good Clark Kent, and for a generation of fans, he’s the definitive face of their hero. If they’re looking for a youngish incarnation, Warner could do a lot worse…
A bruising early encounter with some gun-wielding thugs, replete with swearing and bloodshed. Just to make it perfectly clear we’re not in Smallville any more.