Smallville's Erica Durance Shares Reunion Shot With Tom Welling For Arrow-verse's Crisis Crossover

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The CW is pulling out all the superhero stops for the Arrow-verse's massive "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover, and not just because it will include the most shows in the history of the entire Arrow-verse. Veterans from past superhero projects are somehow, in some way, reprising their roles for "Crisis," and two Smallville alums are on board. Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on Smallville, has shared a "Crisis" crossover behind-the-scenes photo with Tom Welling. Take a look at the photo that reunites Smallville's Lois and Clark!

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Unsurprisingly, Erica Durance didn’t give away any huge plot details about what to expect from “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” but it does look like she and Tom Welling were filming on the Kent farm for the crossover. The Arrow-verse actually used the Smallville’s farm for the Kent setting in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover as one of a couple Smallville shoutouts; will this be the Arrow-verse farm, the Smallville farm, or a farm from one of the many other -- well, infinite number of -- Earths?

We’ll have to wait and see on that front, as “Crisis” is still in the production stages. It may be a while before we get many details, let alone footage beyond the behind-the-scenes glimpses that may be shared on social media. At least Erica Durance’s Instagram caption revealed that she and Tom Welling had a lot of fun in their reunion!

Too bad Michael Rosenbaum won’t be joining them as Smallville’s Lex Luthor, but his reasons for not joining “Crisis” don’t seem like they can be overcome. Certainly not after he publicly blasted how he was approached about the crossover!

So, what can we guess about “Crisis” based on this image? Well, not that Erica Durance and Tom Well don’t look fantastic, but their versions of Lois and Clark have clearly aged from where Smallville fans last saw them in 2011. This tracks with the news from when Durance's casting was announced, which stated that "Crisis" will explain what Smallville's iconic Lois and Clark have been up to in the past ten years.

This suggests that Erica Durance will only be on board to play Lois Lane to Tom Welling's Clark Kent, which may end up slightly confusing Supergirl fans who aren't familiar with Smallville. Durance joined the Girl of Steel's show to play Kara's Kryptonian mom Alura after original Alura actress Laura Benanti had to be recast.

If Erica Durance only plays her Smallville character for "Crisis," I at least hope that we get a reaction shot from the Arrow-verse's Kara and Clark! We do know that Tyler Hoechlin will be back as one of several Supermen.

For now, only time will tell how many "Crisis" details we get before promotion for the crossover starts in earnest. There should be plenty of Arrow-verse news in the not-too-distant future, though, as four of the five superhero series in that universe return to the airwaves in October.

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