The last couple of weeks have seen talk about Smallville's Tom Welling potentially appearing on the new CBS Supergirl TV series.
While nothing official has been taking place (at least that we know of), that hasn't stopped fans speculating about the possibility, which on more than one occasion has reached former super ears of Welling.
Welling previously offered at first he felt it might be odd to reprise as Superman for Supergirl, and most recently stated if given the opportunity, he would need a little notice to fit into the tights.
Now in an interview with BirthMoviesDeath, Tom Welling says he doesn't think Smallville exists in the same universe as Supergirl.
"I do enjoy it. It’s got a different angle, a more comedic angle, of course. It’s telling the story in a different way, and I don’t think it’s a world that I ever existed in with Clark because they’re two different shows. There’s really nothing in common, there are no parallels at all. I say that being a fan of what they’re doing. I think they’re doing a great job."
Tom Welling does go on to note he feels the success of Smallville and the people that worked on the series is in part responsible for the current DC TV universe of Supergirl, Flash and Arrow with specific mention of Glen Winter.
You know, the success of Smallville is directly correlated to The Flash or Arrow – that genre that Warner Bros has been able to do. I do feel proud that it started with us, but it wasn’t just because of us. I think technology and timing – we were suddenly able to do things in television that were, until then, only available in film because of how expensive they were. So we were lucky to be able to have that timing. A lot of the people who worked on Smallville, it’s a lot of the same crew on Supernatural, The Flash, Arrow. Glen Winter is now the god that we all knew he was, and it all started with Smallville. He’s a genius, and he’s earned everything that he has. He’s so creative, and such a great guy. Glen Winter is somebody who hasn’t been singled out yet by anyone, but if you look at what he did on Smallville and then Flash and Arrow, he’s the throughline.”
While Welling's Smallville may not be a part of Supergirl, that doesn't necessarily mean the actor can't be a part of the universe. Just this past week saw confirmation of the DC multiverse on The Flash (check out all the Easter Eggs), so it's possible Tom Welling could always appear on Supergirl as another character (how about Zod?).