Tom Welling may have hung up the cape, but the Smallville star couldn’t stay away from the DC universe for long. Producers confirmed at Comic-Con on Saturday that the actor who once played Clark Kent/Superman has been cast as a police lieutenant in the Fox series Lucifer. It’s Welling’s first TV role since Smallville ended its ten-season run in 2011, and on the surface, it sounds like they have some things in common: his Lucifer character, named Marcus Pierce, is described as a “strategic, reserved, and well-respected” charmer with good looks and heroic tendencies, immediately positioned in opposition to the series’s titular character. No word yet on whether Marcus wears glasses or on what might happen when he takes them off.
Tom Welling. Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic