17The Never-Ending Arc Of Clark Kent Becoming Superman

Tom Welling as Clark Kent in Smallville

Creating a TV show on the origins of Clark Kent was a brilliant move, but never showing him become Superman was lazy and dumb. Executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders started the series with a “No Tights, No Flight” approach — which was fine for the first six

seasons. That philosophy can only go so far, though, before viewers become bored.

Clark Kent is Superman. Running a show for 10 seasons without showing that transition would be like watching a decade worth of shows about Yoda training Luke.

Brian Peterson stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: In the days when we saw him in a flannel shirt, the suit was the furthest thing from his mind.” Fair enough Brian, and we thank you for that -- but 10 years’ worth?

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