"Honored, humbled, grateful, and still pinching myself", Routh Tweeted when the announcement was made.
And it will be double the super trouble, as Tyler Hoechlin, who already plays Superman in the Arrowverse, will be there as well. And now, this year's event is set to bring not one, but two Supermen into battle. "So fun! I'm so ready!"
Last year, the CW'sArrowverse annual crossover event introduced Batwoman, played by Ruby Rose. It featured a villain known as the Anti-Monitor, who battled Superman, Supergirl, Batman, the Flash, and dozens of heroes from across the multiverse.
He also opened up to Entertainment Weekly about his return, admitting that he initially experienced a "mix of feelings" about reprising the superhero role before letting himself feel incredibly excited. Batwoman will be joining the fray, making this year's crossover the biggest yet. The five-hour event will air over two months: three episodes in December and two in January 2020. Named after the huge DC comic-book event, comic readers and CW fans alike can not wait to see how this years event will play out. When that news drops, we'll have it here. The Bryan Singer directed film - a direct sequel to Richard Donner's Superman II - was a lukewarm affair at the box office and with critics, but almost everybody agreed that Routh himself knocked it out of the park. And this is something many thought would never be possible. However, Routh's performance was well-regarded, with a pitch-perfect recreation of Christopher Reeve's Clark Kent, so it's fitting that he'll get the chance to get some closure with the character.