‘Lucifer’ – Tom Welling, ‘I Definitely Didn’t Want To Play Clark Kent Again’

For a generation, Tom Welling represents Clark Kent. For Welling that was good and bad, he had a ten year run on ‘Smallville, ‘ but his acting career never out grew that small midwestern town. This fall the actor returns to the DC Comics television universe with his role as Marcus Pierce on FOX’s ‘Lucifer.’

Check out the first image below, via EW:

Check Out Tom Welling's Return to DC Comics TV In 'Lucifer'
“Lucifer” ep.301B. Photo by Darren Michaels, SMPSP

Marcus Pierce is an accomplished police lieutenant and possible foil for Lucifer. Welling’s foil still appears to be Clark Kent.

“I definitely didn’t want to play Clark Kent again. The great thing about Clark is he didn’t know who he was and he didn’t know what he was supposed to do with what he had and his abilities. This character very much knows what he’s capable of and knows what he wants to do and knows how to do it, so as much fun as that is to play, it wasn’t necessarily because of Clark that I chose this character. It was so many more factors than just, ‘I don’t want play Clark again,’ but I’d be lying if I was saying that I do not enjoy playing something very different for sure,” said Welling to EW.


Welling needs to get that Superman monkey off his back!

‘Lucifer’ stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Scarlett Estevez, Rachael Harris, and returns to FOX on October 2.

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Matthew Sardo
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