It’s been too long since we last saw Welling as Clark Kent, and I could not be happier to see how his character has been getting on in the Smallville universe.
So, enter Tom Welling’s Clark Kent in the recent Crisis On Infinite Earths’ crossover event, and the way they addressed Welling having aged is frankly put, perfect.
The way they did it was by having his Clark Kent reside in Earth-95 and revealing something very surprising when Iris West, the other Clark Kent and Lois Lane turn up on Wellings’ Clark’s earth.
In proper Smallville fashion, we find Welling’s Clark chopping wood, and he just looks perfect.
The thing his, he has visibly aged, which we know wouldn’t happen to Superman, and it turns out that this has happened because this Clark has given up his powers.
Smallville’s Clark Kent has given up his powers in Crisis On Infinite Earths
He reveals this when Jon Cryer’s Lex Luther appears and tries to kill him using Superman’s one weakness, Kryptonite.
However, Clark just takes glowing green shard and chucking it away, not displaying any signs of weakness or discomfort.
Lex, shocked, asks how he was able to do that, and Clark reveals that he’s given up his powers, which doesn’t much please Lex and he decides not to kill him and leave.
Yet, before leaving, Lex tells Clark that he’s taken all the fun out of it.
In all honesty, this is the perfect outcome for Smallville’s version of the character because we never really saw him as Superman in the series, and he always wanted a normal life with his Lois Lane.
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