We won’t get to see the Dark Knight on “Smallville”… well, ever, so will you settle for a black-clad Superman?

Tom Welling is sporting a very Batman look — or Neo, if you prefer; the resemblance is definitely there — in publicity stills of Supe’s new threads for “Smallville’s” coming ninth season. Screenrant was good enough to dig up the evidence.

Check it out:

 

tomwelling smallville 500 Superman Tom Welling bets on a black costume for 'Smallville'

Frankly, we like our Batman dark and our Superman as the annoyingly colorful Boy Scout. Why go with a black duster and a chalk-smudge symbol when he’ll just wind up in the tights anyway?

What do you think? Do you miss the blue and red?

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Posted by:Andy Grieser