IESB reports that negotiations to sign 'Smallville' star Tom Welling on to the 'Justice League' movie have ended and the actor will not be stepping up as Superman on the big screen.The website, which broke the news of Welling's attachment to the project in the first place, have verified with several sources that the kid is out of the picture. Details are sketchy with no real explanation being offered as to why the deal fell apart, but no doubt many fans are disappointed by this news.The site also speculates that Brandon Routh, who last played the character in 'Superman Returns' may be circling the movie. There is no verification of this, just the happenstance that Routh took a meeting with Warner recently, which could have been about anything.If Routh did board the project, it would certainly mean delays for the 'Man of Steel' sequel.Finally, the site reports that Ryan Gosling is on the short list for candidates to play Batman in the film. The actor has not been cast. The report is that the studio likes him.