Clark Kent has made his way back to “Smallville.” Tom Welling, who portrayed Clark’s friend-turned-nemesis Lex Luthor in the beloved series, has revealed that he and his old co-star Michael Rosenbaum (who played Clark’s friend-turned-nemesis Lex Luthor) are working on an animated continuation of their characters’ tales.
Smallville, which aired on The CW (formerly known as The WB) for a total of ten seasons from 2001 to 2011, depicted Superman’s origin storey as a young man growing up in Smallville, Kansas. While Clark never wore the classic Superman suit until the very final episode, “Smallville” did a great job of establishing his connections with well-known DC characters like as Lex Luthor and Lois Lane. Let’s break down all we know about the sequel series now that it’s officially in the works.
Smallville Animated Series – Release Date
Since Welling stated in his Cameo video that he and Rosenbaum are still working out the practicalities of an animated series and enlisting original cast members to reprise their roles, the “Smallville” animated series is unlikely to debut before 2022 at the earliest. The CW, on the other hand, appears to be devoted to bringing this relaunch to life. The TV network was involved in early negotiations regarding the “Smallville” resurrection, according to an anonymous tip to Giant Freakin Robot dated March 2021.
Welling already reprised his role as Clark for the CW Arrowverse crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths” in 2019, and he’s open to playing Superman in additional projects, especially with Robert Pattinson’s Batman.
Smallville Animated Series – Cast Members
Expect to see Welling and Rosenbaum resume their roles as Clark and Lex as they are leading the push to bring “Smallville” back to life. By the end of the original series, the two former friends had turned into enemies, so seeing them navigate their tense relationship will undoubtedly be a significant part of any future “Smallville” tales. Lois Lane (Erica Durance) and Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk), Clark’s love interests, are also expected to return, but whether they’ll be voiced by their original actors is unknown.
Durance already played Lois in “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” thus her return is a foregone conclusion. Annette O’Toole and John Schneider, who played Clark’s parents Martha and Jonathan, are also candidates to return. Is there one member of the cast who is unlikely to return? Chloe Sullivan is played by Allison Mack. In 2018, the actress was arrested on accusations of sex trafficking and forced labour conspiracy after being a member of the NXIVM cult.
Smallville Animated Series – Plotline
“Smallville” ended with Clark adopting his renowned superhero role, while “Crisis on Infinite Earths” offered some updates on the character’s whereabouts. Clark had given up his superpowers by 2019 in order to live a regular life on his family farm with Lois. Lex is now the President of the United States, by the way.
Of course, a “Smallville” resurrection would need Clark regaining his abilities, which had deteriorated to the point that he could handle kryptonite without suffering any adverse effects. Perhaps a fresh peril will force him to make a bargain with a new superpowered ally or opponent in order to save the universe once more from annihilation.
In any event, it’ll be fascinating to watch how the revival’s animated style draws influence from the original DC comics while giving the “Smallville” characters a fresh spin.
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