This past Sunday at Comic-Con most everyone saw that as a time to rest – the big movie panels/interviews were over and Comic-Con 2010 was coming to a close. Of course, as a die-hard fan of The CW, I knew that Sunday was game day as the network pulled out their big gun – Smallville.
With my HD camcorder and digital camera in tow, I set off for the Smallville press room only to find out that no video recording or photography was allowed. Crap!
Of course, the banning of video and photography equipment was only the beginning. With everyone wanting to know what’s going to be happening in the show’s final season, Warner Bros. (the studio that produces Smallville) was pulling no punches and made it clear to everyone that if you were not on the list, you were not getting in.
Thankfully, I was on the list and for the next hour, I talked with almost everyone from Smallville in attendance (sans Tom Welling – bummer) about what we can expect from Smallville season 10, or as the fans know it, the final season.
You can check out the highlights below.
[SMALLVILLE SEASON 10 SPOILERS BELOW!]
Brian Peterson (executive producer):
- The Superman suit that will be used in Smallville is the EXACT SAME suit used in Superman Returns – but slightly altered. (Brian Peterson recalled his excitement about finally receiving the Superman Returns suit from Warner Bros.)
- Lex Luthor will return to Smallville WITH or WITHOUT Michael Rosenbaum. The studio, networks and producers have opened their doors to get him to return, but there is no word, as of yet. They wanted Rosenbaum as Lex for the premiere, but couldn’t make it happen.
- Clark will fly! When I asked him about whether we’d get the “Superman moment” (where Clark rips open his shirt, don’s the suit and fly’s off), he fumbled for an answer and then finally said, “We have our own take on what we want to happen.” – yeah, I don’t know what that means either.
- Alice Mack’s final stint as Chloe Sullivan will be spaced throughout the entire season. They want to use her as much as possible. (Hopefully, that means she won’t be killed off.)
John Schneider (Johnathan Kent):
- Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) will return for the season premiere.
- Clark and Jonathan will be working together on the Kent’s farm. Jonathan will warn Clark that something dark is coming (Darkseid) and then proclaim that “One day, you will become the greatest hero that the world will ever know. (Schneider also inadvertently showed his drivers license to the entire audience in Ballroom 20 and is curious to see how many people will be camped out on his lawn.)
Erica Durance (Lois Lane):
- While Lois Lane knows that Clark is the red-blue-blur, Clark still believes that his identity remains a secret to her.
- When I asked Durance if (like usual) there will be some kind of villain-of-the-week that shows up and wipes Lois’s memory – and the knowledge of who Clark truly is – she responded by saying, “I hope not!”
Cassidy Freeman (Tess Mercer):
- Granny Goodness was the elderly woman outside of Tess Mercer’s hospital room in the ninth season finale. Tess has some connection to her, but Freeman hasn’t been told what that connection is yet.
Justin Hartley (Oliver Queen/Green Arrow):
- Regarding a Green Arrow spin-off: “I don’t know, I guess anything is possible. I think it would work – we’ll see. I haven’t been approached, though. So, we’ll see what happens.”
- Hartley will direct an episode this season (last year, he wrote the episode “Sacrifice”).
- As far as he knows, Black Canary will NOT be coming back for the final season.
- Hartley would like to see Oliver Queen be “at peace” and “comfortable in his own skin” when Smallville comes to an end. He also noted that he hopes that doesn’t come until the end of the season – and not in the middle – because nobody wants to see someone that’s “vanilla.”
- Hartley hopes to steal the Green Arrow costume after Smallville is over since he hasn’t been able to gain any weight while playing Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.
Unfortunately, since I was in the middle of interviews with the cast of Supernatural at the time, I was unable able to see the video shown during the panel.
While I was upset at first that I wasn’t able to see the Superman suit, once I found out that it was the suit from Superman Returns, I figured I could just rewatch that – or not (that movie was pretty terrible).
As we get closer to the September 24th premiere of Smallville season 10, there’s no doubt that more information will be released. When that happens, you can be sure that Screen Rant will be on top of it.
You can catch the tenth season premiere of Smallville, September 24 @8pm on The CW.
Header image source: SupermanHomepage.com thanks to Billy Roach.