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Is Warner Bros. Prepping A Movie-Length SMALLVILLE-Related Project Called METROPOLIS??

I am – Hercules!!

If this is hoax, it’s a good one, as it comes with a few bits of convincing detail we are not sharing with you. Someone has written us, claiming to have gotten a glimpse of some signage being prepared for next month’s “Smallville” presentation at Comic-Con. His or her description:
On black, with crimson/red text in the same font lettering that Smallville uses, and a transparent grey Superman "S" watermark behind the text: METROPOLIS CHRISTMAS 2010 Then at the bottom is a banner advertising the Smallville presentation, with the time/place (can't remember).
Other info this untested source sent us suggests "Metropolis" is a movie-length project, and not a new series. Word is “Smallville” will conclude its 9-year run May 2010, so it makes sense that the CW would tack on a couple more production hours up there in Canada to make a Superman TV-movie that would run seven or so months after the series’ conclusion. But what if Tom Welling isn't putting on the red cape for the small screen? It doesn’t seem like 18 months is enough time to slap together a big-screen "Smallville" sequel, but I also seem to remember Warner Bros. kicking the first three episodes of “Clone Wars” to cinemas without a lot of notice. This comes from an untested source, self-described as “Yoda’s Bitch,” so kindly take it all as rumor.

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  • June 24, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Cool. But the reboot should still be done.

    by Se7en

    could work. But the reboot still need to be done.

  • June 24, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    That's bullshit...

    by Dharma4

    ...if they move with this Superman project instead of a Superman Returns sequel (Returns was terrible) or the reboot. If they do this, its a waste of money and time.

  • June 24, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Smallville has been going 9 years?

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Christ that makes me feel old.

  • June 24, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    "if Tom Wellingham isn't putting on the red cape"

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    "for the small screen." When did Tom Wellingham EVER put on the red cape for the small screen. I never saw him in the full on Superman drag once. But I admit, tho I saw many an episode, I have not seen them all. I could be wrong.

  • June 24, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    From a series that should have ended years ago...

    by Heckles

    ...comes a movie no one wants and no one asked for.

  • June 24, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Wow... and here I thought ...

    by LargoJr

    that they COULDN'T do worse then the LAST Superman movie.. sheesh.

  • June 24, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Nice

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Could be interesting

  • June 24, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by JuanSanchez

  • June 24, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    actually lots of people HAVE asked for it

    by oisin5199

    A whole crapload of people were pushing Welling into the mix in their fantasy casting for the reboot. And ZombieHeathLedger, I think you're missing the point. Herc is saying that if Welling (ham?) puts on the tights at all, it could be for a made-for-tv movie or for a Smallville big screen feature. Actually, I think this is a fantastic idea to payoff longtime fans who have been waiting for years for him to actually become Superman. I really hope this happens, and before we get another Superman movie with a whole other new cast and director. Love it or hate it, Smallville has been carrying the Supertorch consistently for the last decade, and until it's over, that's where WB should be concentrating its Superman stories. Not continually misguided reboots. Sorry, Mr. Millar!

  • June 24, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    AT LAST!

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    THE END OF "SMALLVILLE"!

  • June 24, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Metropolis

    by Mr.FTW

    For all the haters, if this is true and it is successful get ready for a 9 year run of Metropolis the series. Good times

  • June 24, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Wow... A TV movie..

    by Chadley BeBay

    Who cares.

  • June 24, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Chadley BeBay

    by Mr.FTW

    All the people who have watched and kept the show on for 9 years, that's who care

  • June 24, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Just make a film, seriously

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The best Smallville episodes are so superior to Superman Returns it hurts.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    DC Superheroes are one dimensional cape and spandex wearing fiff

    by mitortilla

    except batman.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    NO! NO! NO!

    by Kal Reeve

    The presence of "Smallville" on a theater screen would only deminish Superman's feature film status. The World's Greatest Superhero deserves much better than that melodrama, pseudo-Dawson Creek tripe.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Clark needs to "shotgun" Cloe for the best ending ever.

    by Damien Chowder

  • June 24, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN HEAD AND HANDS MUST BE THE HEART!

    by StarWarsRedux

  • June 24, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    amazes me that this show...

    by Judge Briggs

    lived so long and Angel among other countless shows got canceled so quickly... b u l l s h i t.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    StarWarsRedux

    by Hercules

    you make me laugh

  • June 24, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    The adventures of redblue blur

    by Castiel

    doesn't welling want to do some other roles? Smallville is nice and all, its never been a huge ratings monster. yes it has recognition, but is anyone really fussed by it? 9 years is a long time. and in all honesty i can say the first season and this last season have been excellent, the 7 years inbetween have been somewhat of a blur ( i.e no one gives a monkeys) a tv movie yeah but come on cw you cant be the fricking superhero channel for ever. you had veronica mars you had angel and you fucked them over. See if you can get journeyman, or the lost room from sci-fi.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Can't Hollywood (all the fucking greedy ass).....

    by ImpShockTroll

    (lawyer/agent/executive/manager/investor/whatever background/religion you are from/humans) make a fuckin' GREAT SUPERMAN movie???????

  • June 24, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    The problem with SMALLVILLE...

    by brokentusk

    ... is that it is nothing more than a constant cock tease. I don't give a shit that Clark wears a red sweater over a blue t-shirt, or that a fortune teller predicts great evil in Lex's future... <p> I remember clearly the point at which I stopped watching. It was towards the end of a season (the third, I think) when Clark FINALLY learns to fly. It was a moment everyone had been waiting for, finally Clark was going to learn his greatest power... and then, what do you know? At the end of the episode his memory is erased and it's back to square one. <p> I'll pass on this bullshit TV movie, call me when they get a proper feature going.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Smart way to fill the gap while they figure out what to do with

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    I mean WB seems to be thumbing their asses over a superman retuns sequel with singer or a total reboot or even a sequel with a new director..might as well pump out a smallville/superman movie to get franchise awareness out there and please fans while they figure out how to make a new superman movie that doesn't disapoint

  • June 24, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Call me an apologist if you must.

    by HyphenatedWords

    I've been in love with Smallville since season two. A friend tried to turn me on to the first season, but I caught probably the worst episode of the series. Period. So it wasn't until I saw the adverts for Chris Reeve's appearance, and then I was hooked. I forgave the one episode and delighted in the wit, the style, and the performances.<br> <br> There have been strange, let-down episodes, but the series has remained strong and has slowly built on characterization and comics lore for *yes* going on nine years. You can't build that kind of character arc in a film. Well, not your average film, anyway. I'll be very excited if this film gets off the ground, whether its for television (ho hum) or for the big screen. It could wash the taste of Singer's film out of my mouth.<br> <br> Watching the series come to a close is like watching Titanic of Revenge of the Sith. We know how it ends. It would be a great service for all involved and the fans to finish the nine years of foreplay with a fantastic superejaculation. Come on, Tom Welling. Blow our load. lol

  • June 24, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Smallville has held it together pretty good....

    by ZodNotGod

    Smallville is still good, but it needs to poo or get off the pot. Make the switch to Superman now before it gets tiresome. I still love the show though.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Why a TV Movie should happen.

    by TheFluxCapacitor

    The BEST Smallville episodes are better than Superman Returns 100%. And Lois Lane on Smallville is a helluva lot better than Kate '5 years old' Bosworth. Now, the BEST Smallville episodes are written really, really well. Also, Lex Luthor is portrayed better in Smallville then any other live version. The way the mythology, Fortress, and drama has been played out have at times been outstanding. This would be a great TV MOVIE payoff for fans of Smallville and, dare I say it, people who have never seen an episode.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Proof

    by TheFluxCapacitor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFOca70UpSA&feature=related

  • June 24, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Never watched Smallville, but anything would be better than

    by V'Shael

    but anything would be better than the Superman Returns shit-fest.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Heckles knows the shizz

    by Bruce of all Trades

    No one fucking cares about a Smallville movie. Except impressionable teenage girls with Tom Welling posters on their walls.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Without Glover and Schnieder, what's the point?

    by Shermdawg

  • June 24, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    BEFORE it gets tiresome?

    by Jarados

    HA!

  • June 24, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    TheFluxCapacitor

    by TinSpider

    You're right. When Smallville is good, it's outstanding. However, when it's bad - it's downright fucking awful (Lana the vampire???). I hope they go back to having some of the subtle Williams music cues they used to have in the earlier seasons.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Yo

    by DadeOrAlive

    awful reboot makes bad TV show tolerable ... I hope they don't wait till the movie to kill off Chloe Watchtower

  • June 24, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    another show

    by frank cotton

    i've never seen. and yet, life goes on...

  • June 24, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Smallville is never outstanding

    by Bruce of all Trades

    And it's rarely good. REALLY rarely.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Hmm....Smallville

    by Darth_Tarantino

    I always felt it could have been brilliant. I watched the first 3 series but I honestly lost interest once nothing much changed. It's something of a missed opportunity in my opinion. Not sure how a TV movie could honestly improve things.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Smallville is an abomination. Doesn't Line up with movies...

    by kbarber29

    already made. Doesn't line up with Superman I and II. Smallville is an abomination that has cock teased Superman flying for nine years! They had Jimmy Olson, only to kill him, and then infer his little brother will become Jimmy Olson. Give me a break!

  • June 24, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    its a better idea than Superman Returns

    by j2talk

  • June 24, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    GOTHAM CENTRAL: BATMAN - THE EARLY YEARS

    by Darth_Tarantino

    You know it's coming....

  • June 24, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Smallville is a good show

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Some absolutely amazing episodes and great acting. Doesn't try to be some HBO slice of awesome - it's just a very well made comic-book show.

  • ..in a bad way.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Sounds good

    by Moviegimp

    Wouldn't mind seeing a movie as long as Clark gets a costume. He has to become Superman. Unless the wipe everyone's minds though I don't see that happening. How is Lois not going to know he is Supes now when he never had glasses in Smallville? Would it if they put in Green Arrow and rest of the League and the Legion too. Loved that episode.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    kbarber29

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    What the fuck? <p> Of course it doesn't line up with the films - it's an alternate canon. As established by CLARK AND LEX BEING BEST FRIENDS.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I actually like Superman Returns way better

    by kbarber29

    The iconic imagery was tight. Superman taking a bullet in the eye, the bullet caves, he takes all the bullets and goes up to the machine gun and destroys it. Pure classic Superman. Singer did a great job. My only, "oh please" moment, because in particular it was written by an asian writer, was the "Oh, and Superman must save a plane from crashing on a baseball field because nothing is more American than a baseball field" was kind of ridiculous. But Kevin Spacey as Lex is way better than the kid who plays Lex on Smallville. Superman lifting the kryptonite island out of the water only to fall back to earth, dead, was also a great scene.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Zeddmore - it tried to claim the torch was passed to it

    by kbarber29

    A distinctly remember them saying that the torch was being passed from Superman Christopher Reeves to Tom Welling. They tried to keep it in line with the movies, but after running too many seasons, they realized they couldn't-- a point that the show should have ended years ago.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Zeddmore,

    by kbarber29

    If it is alternate canon, why can't Superman fly until the end of the series? Because the name of the show goes from Smallville to Superman? They so want it to line up, but lost it somewhere in between.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    No thanks to a Smallville movie

    by doubledown44

    Why would WB prep a movie for a show that has been sent to die on Friday nights?

  • June 24, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    kbarber29

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Because DC said 'no tights, no flights.' Same way they said no Batman. <p> But really - he's already met Zod, Brainiac, Doomsday and Bizarro. The show hasn't attempted to line-up with the films since S5.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Zeddmore,

    by kbarber29

    Lex was never supposed to find out that Clark was Superman. That's why they killed his character a season ago. I bet you, Lex wakes up and doesn't remember a thing about Clark as Superman.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Clark and Lex's friendship

    by Darth_Tarantino

    Now, I liked that idea to be honest. It was a classic storytelling device - two best friends who go seperate ways and end up facing off against each other. I just don't think they did a very good job of it in the end. Didn't feel organic. On Lex's part especially there was waaaay to much suspension of disbelief. Either that or they just gave him amnesia.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    just end it already

    by CrashPanda

    there's no point to continue the story into a "metropolis" movie or tv series. EVERYONE has seen clark without his glasses for years. i'm pretty sure he won't be able to fool anyone if they continue with the show. i'm honestly surprised it lasted this long. welling should never be "superman."

  • June 24, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Since season 5, exactly...

    by kbarber29

    This is an example of show that should have ended some time ago. That's why the main producers or writers left in the first place. They were like, "man's got pubs and should be able to fly but they won't let us" "We're outta here."

  • June 24, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    it needed...

    by SQUIDDLY

    to juice things up a 3 or 4 seasons ago, make lex the into the character we know. I like the way clark and lex were friends but destined to be enemies but every season they would AGAIN make lex look weak, although lionel was a good character they should have killed him off waaaay before they did to let lex become evil. Also clark is too macho and brave in a few years nobody is going to believe he isnt superman, they should have had the dorky kent in glasses years ago around people that dont know his secret. I still watch but sigh at what could have been. and now no lana......mmmmmmmmm lana

  • June 24, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Another Lame-o comic book movie

    by crazybubba

  • June 24, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    The Movies This Summer Suck

    by crazybubba

    worst summer in history.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    This show is attrocious, does it really need a movie too?

    by jackshephard

  • June 24, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I used to watch Smallville

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    but I got tired of waiting for Clark to dawn the Superman garb. Clark got into more adventures than Superman for christ sakes.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Not News. Completely Made up.

    by mistergreen

    You guys are so gullible.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Loyal followers, dont get all the dirt?

    by Cronkit

    What the hell!!!

  • June 24, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Which is better IMAX DOME or IMAX FLAT SCREEN

    by Cronkit

  • June 24, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    New topic fuck smallville

    by Cronkit

  • June 24, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    As long as they DON'T use SMALLVILLE continuity!!!

    by Drath

    Their continuity is FAR shittier than what SUPERMAN RETURNS left us with. You want a big screen Superman movie to be in the same continuity as THE DARK KNIGHT, and SMALLIVLLE is just not a fit for that. It's not the continuity that I want to see continue. I'd rather see where the fuck Singer was going with Jason White than endure more of SMALLVILLE'S shitty mythology.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    A complete farce

    by CodyPezz

    A little google search never hurt. This is going to end up being completely falisfied. Check this out in kryptonsite's forum: http://www.kryptonsite.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-74609.html It's somebody's pet project to make you all believe. Warner Bros. isn't going to make a tv-movie over a reboot of the franchise on the big screen. Sorry.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    CodyPezz

    by crucifictorious

    I'm having trouble believing it myself, but the posters that guy made on the forum are all obviously fake and I have trouble believing anyone would fall for it, and they don't really match the description of the one the "source" is talking about. Though he does say he planned on setting this little project in motion in 2009... I'm still going to be pretty doubtful about all of this until I see more verification, but I'm not sure if its this guy whose behind it unless he's seriously improved those images by now.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Zelda MOVIE!!!

    by Cronkit

    April Fools

  • June 24, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Make it R-Rated with Gratuitous Nudity

    by tonagan

    Though I'm ashamed to admit that it's Ma Kent's goods I want to see.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    If there is a smallville movie, it will go straight to DVD

    by Cronkit

  • June 24, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Just make Superman Returns 2 already...

    by darthvedder81

    ...and this time promote it properly. We need a classy action picture now more than ever.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Wow, this might be worse than...

    by m_reporter

    ... those Hitman 2 news.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Season 9 a wash if true

    by shutupfanboy

    There is not point in watching season 9 if he isn't Superman considering Zod and Metallo are already confirmed for this season. The late great David Carradine said it best, "Clark Kent is the disguised that Superman wears, because he views humanity as weak and timid." Smallville did the opposite and that has made him a giant pussy. Its time for someone at CW to show up at the Smallville set with the outfit, throw it at Tom and say "We are signing you a fat check time to live up to your end of the bargain."

  • June 24, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    They should just use Superman for All Seasons

    by SpeakerForTheDead

    Great comic, perfect balance of who Superman is, who Lex is, etc. I tried Smallville out, wasn't my thing...sorta like that BS Heroes 'We Stole All The Good Ideas From Rising Stars and Now We Gotta Come Up With New Shit So We Don't Suck Even More'. Still, can't be much worse than Superman Returns.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    tonagan

    by DrMorbius

    If you want to see "Annette O'Toole" naked, rent Cat People, a 1982 flick. Back when she was in her prime.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Zelda Movie!!! Where!?

    by kbarber29

  • June 24, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    tonagan....

    by DrMorbius

    Also you can check out "Lois Lane's" goodies with "House of the Dead". I think she uses the name Erica Parker instead of Durance.<P>You're Welcome!

  • June 24, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Would love to see Superman take on giant monsters from space!

    by kbarber29

    If they made another Superman movie, it should stray from Lex and be about a tiny little superhero like Superman vs. Giant Cloverfield like monsters from space that have come eat humans for sustnance!

  • June 24, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Star Trek: Generations

    by nyj_et

    released just a few months after the airing of TNG's last episode, so it could happen.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    It's a pity they didn't do this 3 years ago...

    by photoboy

    ... instead of making Superman Returns.<br><br> I dunno if I'd want to see this now, the show has changed too much from how it originally was. Maybe if they bring back Lana and Lex a movie could be OK... although it could be a bit tedious to do another Lex movie given how we've had more than enough of them in the past.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I don't get how so many people can rip on Superman Returns

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    Yet give Transformers 2 a pass.

  • June 24, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    They should've renamed the series "Metropolis" years ago.

    by themikejonas

    With the majority of the action already taking place in Metropolis, it would've given the series an excuse to let go of the stuff from the old show and phase in the new developments (Ma Kent becoming a Senator, Kara showing up, Lois and Clark getting their Daily Planet jobs, etc), instead of making it feel like a show that's dragged on so long that it's become unrecognizable from its original form.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    It's really not that difficult...

    by TheFluxCapacitor

    Let's keep Smallville in it's own, awesome tv universe and let it be a Superman tv movie to please fans and fanboys. Believe it or not, Warner Bros, we won't get confused if you make a Smallville TV movie and a separate Superman film that takes place in a new universe. The public is not going to get all confused. Now: As a stand-alone film, SUPERMAN RETURNS works. It's good. But it didn't reinvent or reboot or reinvigorate anything. It's shot beautifully and has got some great moments. Routh is fantastic and if Spacey played Lex all evil without the Hackman-hackey-crap-bullshit, then he would have worked nicely. Bosworth was just wrongly cast (too young, not feisty). But now it's time to make a new film. A film where Lex is a billionaire who has Metropolis tied around his finger and Superman is the only one aware. A film with Brainiac and eventually DarkSeid and/or Doomsday, and throwing Metallo into the mix as well. Basically an epic, ACTION (hear that, Singer? Action. Superman's allowed to throw a punch!) packed series of films. And we do not need ANY kind of origin story for the Last Son of Krypton. COME INTO THE FILM with Superman already in place as Superman and Lex already in place as the puppeteer causing trouble from the safety of LuthorCorp. Then introduce the villians and trials and tribulations throughout the 3 films. WE KNOW THE ORIGIN. So just start with Superman in full swing.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    "...because he views humanity as weak and timid.

    by Playhouse

    "Clark Kent is the disguised that Superman wears, because he views humanity as weak and timid." This is the grossest misinterpretation of Superman/Clark Kent ever put out there. Thank you very much, Tarantino, you fucking hack. Please don't regurgitate this bullshit.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    some people...

    by Ryanbraun14

    Heckles said: ...comes a movie no one wants and no one asked for. <br><br>i do, tool<br><br> Chadley BeBay said: Who cares. castiel: doesn't welling want to do some other roles? <br><br> Being superman is an honor.<br><br> Bruce of all Trades: No one fucking cares about a Smallville movie. <br><br> I do, tool.<br><br> frank cotton: i've never seen. and yet, life goes on...<br><br>then don't post here... life will go on<br><br> Subtitles_Off: Who gives a shit then? <br><br>I do, tool<br><br> Mr. Zeddemore: What the fuck? Of course it doesn't line up with the films - it's an alternate canon. As established by CLARK AND LEX BEING BEST FRIENDS<br><br>I like people who try nitpicking certain aspects of smallville like they actually have a clue about superman. There are several comic arcs that say Clark and Lex were friends.<br><br>You motherfuckers are pathetic--if YOU don't care, then fucking don't comment. AICN may not have a ton of smallville fans, and i became a fan again after giving up because this season was great. there are TONS smallville friends. What the fuck is it to you if they give the fans what they've waited AND HAVE BEEN VERY, VERY VOCAL about wanting to see this. <br><br>Seriously you fucking bitches, how terrible is your life that you idiots feel the need to be so vocal about the whole 'i don't care, therefore nobody cares. and if they do care, they shouldn't care.'<br><br>get lost you pathetic, pathetic wastes of sperm.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    i second

    by Ryanbraun14

    "Clark Kent is the disguised that Superman wears, because he views humanity as weak and timid." <br><br>hmmmmm, so his entire childhood, from the time he was a tiny kid who couldn't talk yet until the time he moves to metropolis, he's been in a disguise??? Also, Saying Clark thinks humanity is week is the most baseless comments about the superman mythology...

  • June 24, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    any superman..

    by Ryanbraun14

    by the way, even if i hated smallville, I would without a doubt support this. any superman has the potential to be good superman... to write it off, not care (but still for some reason feel the need to post here anyways) or say it shouldn't be made purely because you're a douche is why you're a douche.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Yes, Clark and Lex were friends in the comics

    by kbarber29

    i remember reading that somewhere which is why Smallville worked in the beginning. But somebody just wouldn't let the show die because it was a money maker, and now the show has lost it's way. It was supposed to be a prequel that led into Superman I and II. Now it's just a mess.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Pass on the torch to someone else...

    by kbarber29

  • June 24, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I want Superman VI on the big screen.

    by kbarber29

  • June 24, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    been saying for a few years...

    by crankyoldguy

    they take one season off and come back with a new show called "Metropolis." Thing is, how do they pull off people around him for so long not knowing Superman is Clark? What, the spit curl addition and Clark in glasses? Nonetheless they need to wrap it right and the TV movie might be the way do it. Overall Welling is a much more convincing Clark/Super-Kal than Brandon Routh who had no personality on screen except slightly as Clark. He was so bloody detached. That's not Clark nor Supes. And Tarantino is a dickwad, despite the fact I like some Tarantino movies. Talk about a scrawny ass easily kicked (funny he makes ultra-violent films, maybe 'cause he's a wuss).

  • June 24, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Superman looks different

    by Oknight

    Early on Kent had the power to change his face -- enough that he could impersonate other people. Simply give that power back to Superman and do a Quantum leap mirror thing to establish that Superman doesn't look like Kent. <p><p>Problem solved.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Movie not series = Pilot?

    by Oknight

    Just saying <p>(BTW -- "Early on" in my previous post meant 1940's Siegel/Shuster)

  • June 24, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Might as well....fuck it.

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Can't get into Smallville, but Bryan Singer's Superman Returns was a bastard abomination of pure shit. Bring on Smallville to the big screen. I guess I am just becoming numb to all this remake or redo shit. So fuck it.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Look...

    by TheFluxCapacitor

    If they put the glasses on Clark all of next season, then have him (FINALLY) go into the training he said he's finally ready to go into two or three years ago (he said once he got rid of all the Phantoms he'd finally go into training in the Fortress, which he never did) then have him be in training for 5 years or so, people move on (Lois, Lex, etc) and when he comes back he is Clark/Superman. Boom. Done. Awesome. It doesn't need to be 100% realistic in that 'Hey that Superman guy looks like Clark' because it's still just a comic book when it comes down to it. Don't take it TOO seriously.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    And again, I can't stress...

    by TheFluxCapacitor

    How perfect Rosenbaum was as Lex. Seriously. See the link I posted above if you haven't yet.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    superman's face

    by Ryanbraun14

    from the comics, when superman is in public, he vibrates his body to blur his appearance for cameras. Since smallville is basically an elseworlds take on superman, to be perfectly honest, I wouldn't mind if they came up with a whole new costume for superman... as long as its blue red and yellow with the s on the chest, i'd be cool with it... no previous rules of superman apply to smallville anyways... accept it for what it is--an elseworlds tale that can suck or kick ass, but it doesn't matter because its as far from canon as you can get... no damnage to superman is done, no matter what they do with this. For the movie--all star superman..., best superman story ever written by a mile.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    QT's Superman commentary

    by RollingBarrelDotCom

    I was just discussing this yesterday evening. Batman (comics) uses Bruce Wayne as a mask and has for years. He is so far removed from humanity that its scary. Superman IS clearly an outfit and costume. While Clark wears a disguise, among his most distinguishing characteristics is his attachment to his own humanity and humanity in general. He is the good guy, boy scout, Justice for All, Middle American, Clark Kent who just happens to be able to do all those amazing things in his Superman costume. I never got into Smallville. I tried but I just never saw it as anything more than Dawson's Creek catering more to the comic book crowd. (That isn't a terrible insult, I used to watch a lot of the Creek for its first few seasons.)

  • June 24, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Ryanbraun: yeah blurring...

    by Oknight

    Yeah, over the years they've done stuff like that -- super hypnosis so nobody notices, etc. <p>But through the history of the character, it was always a joke. An early strip had Kent take his glasses off in front of Lois and she commented: <p>"You know, Kent, without your glasses you look almost..." <p>"Yes?" <p>"handome." <p>I've heard that Siegel viewed the joke as a commentary "when they know you're jewish, everybody sees you as a different person" but I don't know if that's BS or not. <p><p> If they just established that he changed his face somewhat when he puts on the suit, it would make the whole thing simpler.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Oh, and yeah

    by Oknight

    Rosenbaum was ALWAYS the best thing about Smallville.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    To: Smallville producers:

    by geodesigns

    I agree; since this already is in the Elseworlds universe, make it a way cool- action packed- all guest star returning extravaganza that will put Superman Returns to shame. JUSTICE LEAUGE / ZOD / BRAINIAC / LUTHOR / BIZARRO / LEGION OF SUPERHEROES / DOOMSDAY!!!!! And I want to see a parallel universe Superman!! And lets finally see that costume. The Smallville episode with Kal-El fliying into the Jet, that was more exciting than anything in Superman Returns. When he prepared to fly that was FLIGHT! I wanted Alex Ross Superman costume for Superman Returns, but for Metropolis, I don’t mind an Elseworlds superman costume. AND WE WANT A BIG “S”!!!!! If it’s only going to be a 2 hour movie—pack em all in, and lets see a lot of world shattering fight scenes! <br> <br> FLIGHTS! <br> <br> TIGHTS! <br> <br> And a whole lotta FIGHTS! <br> <br> Producers- don’t blow it- you should know your viewers by now.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    This is the best news EVER!!!!

    by EvilDoeR

    I just hope it's true! I would love to see the show end in season 9, and then Chrismas they could spin off into the cinemas with a movie called "Superman: Metropolise" and have Tom become SUPERMAN on the big screen! This would bring much joy to millions of the shows fans, myself included, and it would help bring life back to the SUPERMAN movie series after Singerman nearly put the final nail in the franchises coffin! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TOM DO THIS MOVIE!!! 2010 Can't come around fast enough!!!

  • June 24, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Parallel Universe Superman

    by geodesigns

    I’d like to see an episode with a Parallel Universe Superman - the 1930’s Golden Age Superman (played by Tom Welling) wearing a Siegel/Shuster Superman costume, the classic creation- Triangle S, have him leap tall buildings, set in Depression Era, Daily Star. I want to see a story where a cross dimensional anomaly occurs, switching Golden Age Superman with Smallville Clark. Clark crosses over to Action Comics 1930’s universe, and battles mad scientist Rosenbaum Luthor. Golden Age Superman battles Doomsday!!! When the two Supermen meet, they save the day, and go back to their universes. Smallville Clark is inspired to design his costume based on Golden Age Superman. Clark goes to the Fortress of Solitude and manufactures his uniform with Kryptonian cloth using crystal machinery. And let that be the way Clark comes up with his costume.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Alternate universes are no longer taboo in movies.

    by dailysportspages

    Folks can "get it" now... at least the studio people "get" that viewers are smart enough to understand and accept an alternate universe explanation. <br> <br> In the comics you have the various stories of alternate universes. specifically how the Golden Age and Silver Age Superman is actually an entirely different universe from the Modern Age Superman, etc... <br> With the stories of their upbringing and their relationships being changed about, merged, or added in some way or another for the final amalgamation.<br> Now just take that logically one step further. <br><br> Season 8 was about the transformation from boy to man for Clark.<br> Have him fully accept the Red Blue Blur idea and join the Green Arrows Justice League project. All with the help of Chloe of course.<br> He doesnt join as Superman, but as the Red Blue Blur, and he finally gets himself a costume.<br> Something not unlike the modern un-caped Red Superman/Blue Superman costumes (google it), except with the costumes separate color schemes amalgamated into one.<br><br> Have him go through season 9 like this, with bad shit upon bad shit piling on. Have the finale be Zod coming back and throughly fucking shit up. <br> Have the writers from the show work closely with the writers from the movie in terms of making sure the ending of the show sets up the movie. <br> And the way you do that is by causing one of those big "Events" that happen in comic books every so often.<br> Like the Crisis on Infinite Earths event. The type of thing that shifts universes, time/space, storylines, etc... <br><br> Have Clark pulled away from the "Smallville" universe into the regular Superman continuity. <br> There are a slew of possibilities with how to do this. <br><br> One way could be an ancient weapon that Jor-El had packed in along with all his crystals. A crystal/dagger type thing that would erase you from time/space. Clarks plan would be to stab the more powerful Zod in the chest with said crystal and erase him from existence.<br> Except the plan goes wrong and the crystal causes a warp in space/time... a warp that happens in real time in front of Supermans eyes as he lays helpless. <br> The people he loves all vanish away and the landscape changes, the buildings change and warp around like a Van Gogh painting... finally settling on an entirely new version of reality.<br> He is still in Metropolis, but it feels different.<br> He flies (yes he learns flight in season 9) to Smallville to find his family farm but its gone. He looks up his name in the phone book and finds his address. An apartment in Metropolis.<br> He lands on his balcony and walks inside, seeing pictures of people he doesnt recognize.<br> He opens the closet to find a change of clothes (he's still wearing the Red-Blue Blur costume... and what does he see in the closet but the full on Superman suit. Tights, Boots, Cape and all.<br> The Superman theme goes into high gear as the final title shot comes up... <br> To Be Continued... Christmas 2010 In A Theater Near You. <br><br> Or.... it could be help from members of the Legion of Superheroes who come back with grim news of Clarks demise, and concoct a plan to save the world and Superman by messing with time-space. A risky plan with possible unforeseen circumstances that would send Clark back in time a few years in order to better prepare for the arrival of Zod.<br> Its the only way to stop Zod and save Earth. <br> Clark does it, and the show fades to black. <br> To Be Continued... Christmas 2010 In A Theater Near You. <br><br> You could do many different finales like that, all that end with a cliffhanger or with Clark finding himself in the "modern" universe of Superman, on the day before he is to start his job at the planet. <br> The pictures would have Smallvilles Clark Kent in them, dressed in conservative suit, wearing the glasses, and sporting a shorter hair cut.<br> So Clark then takes the cue from the pictures and changes his style accordingly. The next morning he gets an angry call from his new boss about why he isnt at work on his first day on the job.<br> Enter Clark arriving at the Planet all nervous and in a hurry clutching his briefcase as he walks in the door.<br> All of that can happen during the opening titles or in a flashback or whatever.<br> Smallville doesnt have to be references ever again. Other than the fact that Clark already knows the people that he is going to meet, even if they dont know him at all. They of course are all recast for the movie... as the entire universe has been warped and the characters no longer look exactly like they did before. Some dont even exist anymore... like Chloe.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Lining up with the movies is what doomed this show in the first

    by Sloopjohnb

    Why should the first two films dictate the entire Superman mythos on film? Because of restrictions imposed by DC (in regards to the films) we saw dumb shit like the "fake" Jimmy Olsen.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    ImpShockTroll: Yes. They can. And did

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    They did, it was called "Superman" and came out in 1978. It stars Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman. Directed by Richard Donner. Really good movie. You should check it out. I am sure Amazon or Netflix has it.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Secret Identity

    by HyphenatedWords

    Aside from the obvious transparency that exists in every incarnation of the character and his secret identiry, I never understood why he bothered in the first place. Heroes keep secret identities to protect loved ones and have some privacy. Superman? He hangs around with the same people as Clark Kent. So, if anybody wants to hurt him through his friends... voila! Get Jimmy, Lois, Perry, Lana, etc. So, what has his secret protected? NOTHING!<br> <br> Sure, Spider-man is guilty of the same thing. At least he wears a mask.<br> <br> About the privacy, thing. Superman can circle the globe in seconds. If he wants privacy, he gets privacy.<br> <br> All of this is leading up to my hope that they just let Lois know that Clark is Superman from the get-go. In nearly every version, Lois eventually finds out, they fall in love, and they get married. Why bother starting over each time with the gimmick of her not knowing? In the Smallville universe, she already "doesn't know" about this secret. Plus, in a twist, she's in love with Clark before Superman ever hits the scene. Just let it happen as-is, and we need not worry about how she doesn't know it's him.<br> <br> And, if Clark gets bored, he can let her know, then forget-kiss her, then let her know, then forget-kiss her, then...

  • June 25, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    dailysportspages - That's amazing

    by ZorroZ

    It's creepy, intriguing, and very action-packed. Well done. In regards to a Metropolis movie, just do it. I don't want to wait another 10 years for the next chance to reboot. We could all be dead by then. Welling cuts a nice superhero figure. There are a billion ways to magic the Smallville backstory into compliance. Most of all it's a way to <i>just move forward.</i>

  • June 25, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Zatanna solves all problems

    by ZorroZ

    Need magic glasses so no one recognizes him? Bam. It's done.<p> Need everyone to forget about Clark? Bam. It's done.<p> Need to move Clark to an alternate reality to recast some people? Bam. It's done.<p> It's really not that hard. Plus Smallville's Zatanna is smoking hot.

  • June 25, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    It sounds cool...

    by viola123

    I mean, I don't watch the show anymore, but reading about that possibility - envisioning the 2010 teaser - it sounds cool. I imagine it looks cool at least. I hope it's true, *shrugs*. If it is true, I hope they bring Michael Rosenbaum back. I know what they did to his Lex last season and I seethe at that. They need to make that right. So yeah, fix things with the movie. There's a lot worse that gets made. I mean, we know so. Come on.

  • June 25, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    File this with the Spike movie.

    by Uncle Stan

  • June 25, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Rosenbaum was great as Lex...

    by dailysportspages

    But if they do something sorta like what im talking about... you need to recast Lex with someone older.<br> Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Lang, Clancy Brown, Michael Keaton, Danny Huston, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Bettany, Billy Zane, or even Val Kilmer.<br> I think those would be interesting.

  • June 25, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    "...a few bits of convincing detail we are not sharing with you

    by davywankenobi

    Fuck you. You're just like any other hack, elitist, bully who thinks they're superior to "his readers/followers" and keeps information to themselves. Again, Fuck you.

  • June 25, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    and to preempt any explanation....

    by davywankenobi

    about how you're "protecting a source" or any other bullshit, all you had to do is say..."we're pretty sure this is legit." Nope, you went the "I know something you don't know" route. Fuck you again

  • June 25, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    fuck this, just get James Caviezel and arnold vosloo

    by ironic_name

    for a superman movie, with vosloo's lex creating doomsday.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Wellington = SuperBOY

    by Movie_Grinder

    Wellington is good in his role - playing Superboy that is but he hasn't got the chops to be the man. I don't understand why Returns gets so much hate. Routh was the reincarnation of Reeve and a brilliant Superman, and the plot moved the plot into unknown Superhero-territory (the kid that is). It was a pleasure to see a comicbook-movie targeted at a slightly more mature audience. Complex, thoughtful and character driven. Just hope Singer gets the chance to direct another Superman again - otherwise they're gonna fuck it up like they did Terminator.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Wow, not a moment too soon eh?

    by alucardvsdracula

    I mean how old is "teenage" Clark now, what 30? And still afraid of tights? This show has been dead in the water for longer than I can remember.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Considering the hate directed to Smallville from fanboys...

    by wowsah156

    i cant see WB getting any support for a cinematic version of smallville. Smallville is essentially a soap opera that just happens to have superheroes in it. And crap, ill thought out CGI shots. Movie studios push franchises long after they have died (Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate,Police Academy, Miami Vice etc). smallville falls into that camp. also i cant see a Superman ovie being made anytime soon, since writers ans studio alike dont have the answers on how to update the character to the screen. Singers was a good attempt but he made terrible mistakes. A crap Lex Luther who wore wigs. No decent big bad villian. No chemistry. No combatitive Louis Lane. I could go on. But WB has a serious problem with Superman, and the lousy way they have treated the character in smallville proves this.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    No. No. No. And no Singer either.

    by reflecto

    No.

  • June 25, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    A Smallville boxset compiling clifhangers

    by pokadoo

    and opening episodes would be pretty cool. Cut out the rest of the dross, bar the odd cool episode. Get rid of any one where Clark gets put under a spell and turns "bad" or Chloe gets put under a spell and turns "bad" or Lois has to dress up as a slutty maid to sneak in someplace. Actually, that could be a seperate compilation DVD!

  • June 25, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see Singer have another go at Supes

    by pokadoo

    Just needs a bit more action. He needs to take some que's from Star Trek for action & pace. Have charaterization, just dont drown your film in it. Less brooding and Christ allegory, more flying man punching giant robots into the sun!

  • June 25, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Fuck Singer

    by masteryoda007

    Assholes

  • June 25, 2009, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Smart Lex

    by David Cloverfield

    Rosenbaum was cool, but stupid as all hell as Lex. Spacey and Hackman were slightly smarter, but way less serious. TAS Luthor however was perfect. Clancy Brown for live action Luthor!

  • June 25, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    SMART UP WB

    by captaincrazy

    Make this the film Superman Returns never was! Listen to the fans and make this a blockbuster spectacular.

  • June 25, 2009, 4:33 a.m. CST

    BRING BACK GLOBAL FREQUENCY

    by spud mcspud

    The only decent pilot the WB has had in years. And SMALLVILLE was fuckin' awesome until somewhere near the end of season five - when it promptly jumped over the nuked fridge and became a boring, endless ramble. Kill it, make METROPOLIS a short (three to five seasons, tops) series about Superman's early years, keep Welling and Durance, jettison everyone else and reboot this bitch. There's still life in this if done right, and Welling is the best Supes since Christopher Reeve, so why the hell not?<P> Oh, and we need Rosenbaum back. Best Lex Luthor EVER - fact.

  • June 25, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Not a big screen movie...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...maybe a feature length TV movie, or a pilot for a new TV show Metropolis- with basically Welling and Durrance as the leads. If it is a movie, make it about Clark becoming Supes- two hours, loads of action, off to the Fortress at the end. The End. Goodbye. Smallville is proof that a TV show can go on for too many seasons- at times it feels like a completely different show from the first two seasons- the episode Rosetta from season 2 is still classic though...

  • June 25, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    why use a classic title?

    by palewook

    the same thing as 1927's classic movie, METROPOLIS.

  • June 25, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Please read IT'S SUPERMAN by Tom De Haven

    by YackBacker

    I got it the other day and I'm 3/4 of the way through it now- what a fantastic read. It's everything SMALLVILLE isn't- especially in treating the subject of Clark losing one of his adopted parents with genuine emotion. If this sort of storytelling was applied to a TV series, well... if you care about Superman, just read the book.

  • June 25, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    TV movie, Direct to DVD or new Television series?

    by Yeti

    I suspect any of the three could be true...

  • June 25, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Ending at Season 9 with a METROPOLIS TV movie works for me

    by SpyGuy

    Most of Season 8 was a great return to form, but anyone with common sense knows SMALLVILLE will be lucky to survive the entirety of Season 9 while stuck in the Friday Death Slot. Giving the series a proper sendoff followed by a TV movie with Tom Welling (not "Wellingham" or "Wellington," you cretins) finally as Superman seems like a great idea to me. <p>Which means, knowing the CW, it will never happen.</p>

  • June 25, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    pokadoo, I would buy your boxset

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    however Singer has had his time with Superman, believe me he has nothing left in him. People I know who worked on SR all tell the same tale, he has NO clue about the character outside of Richard Donner's duology. Give it to someone who actually wants to make a new film not simply remake the 70s films or write them a $300million love letter. Screw Singer.

  • June 25, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    true dat Judge Briggs

    by Jesiah

    True dat indeed.

  • June 25, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Nice idea but...

    by craigymcfly

    I've been a smallville fan since day one, but ever since then, I have always wondered how they would end it. I mean, clark never wore specs ffs. I would like to see Welling don the cape but as a previous poster said, this is Smallville canon so all could change.

  • June 25, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    If you're a hater

    by Jor-El23

    Which do you hope for...on the one hand you hate Smallville but on the other hand you hate Superman Returns. So do you want the Smallville movie (if this is real) to be better than Superman Returns?

  • June 25, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    "Smallville" should have become "Metropolis" 2 seasons ago

    by Snookeroo

    If they want to make a Metropolis movie, I'm there.<br><br>I'm there for the Superman reboot, too.<br><br>I'm even there if they want to make a Superman Returns sequel.<br><br>Just give us something QUALITY with the Man of Steel already and quit screwing around.

  • June 25, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns

    by Jack Parsons

    Superman doesn't make for good movies. He's a god; nothing really can challenge him. He only has three weaknesses: Kryptonite/Red Sun radiation, magic, and personal relationships. Any movie with Superman has to have an interpersonal conflict to be interesting, otherwise it's just a video game gone overbudget. As for the plots: vampires, giant islands of kryptonite, the inability to recognize clark, and all the amnesia stunts: has anyone here actually *read* Superman comics? Those ARE the plots!

  • June 25, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    why don't they make use of his weakness to magic more

    by crazybubba

    i'd watch a movie that centers around that, even if it was with the horrible smallville crew.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Superman vs. Clark Kent

    by DennisMM

    Originally, Kent was the disguise, as noted in the '50s TV series opening narration. He took on the meek pose for several reasons: to have a private life when possible, to be aware of news stories - dangerous disasters, crimes, etc. - as they occurred, and to keep the world from threatening those around him, those he loved. In later years, Superman became the disguise, primarily so that Clark could have a life of his own and not be mobbed and begged for help every moment of his waking day. He was still in journalism because it allowed him to get inside potentially risky situations. I think they gave up on the "vibrating his face" bit not long after John Byrne left the books. However, they transferred that to Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Another take on why no one recognizes Clark

    by DennisMM

    I believe Carey Bates wrote this story, from the '70s. Clark subconsciously uses super-hypnotism at all times, in order to convince those around him he does not look like Superman. To them, his face appears thinner and older, his body frailer. This subconscious effort is boosted by the Kryptonian lenses in his glasses and somehow even works in photographs and over TV.

  • June 25, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Smallville ain't my favorite

    by Vote Fa Stokes Brutha

    But I'm glad it's kept Superman in the public subconscious for the last decade. Honestly, in a just and pure world, Superman: The Animated Series would be a red-hot phenomenon, because it's a pretty perfect and universally acceptable iteration of Superman. I prefer a more human-shaped Superman than the TAS hulking beast-man, but that's a nitpick, and a Timmism. My point is, I think a Metropolis made-for-TV movie would be harmless and fun... BUT IT CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED IT TO THE CINEMATIC CANON. Either give us a Donnersingerverse sequel or reboot without an origin.

  • June 25, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Yet another Clark/Supes factoid...

    by StatelyWayneManor

    Clark moves at a subtle type of super speed so you never see his features clearly. Yes, I have kissed a girl before. Screw you :^)

  • June 25, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    ironic_name

    by Chadley BeBay

    Good thing you arent a casting agent. Your suggestions are asinine.

  • June 25, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    ironic_name

    by Chadley BeBay

    Good thing you arent a casting agent. Your suggestions are asinine.

  • June 25, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    CHLOE'S POOPER

    by TITBAG

    GETS ROUNDER AND ROUNDER EVERY SHOW. NICE. WE LIKES THAT.

  • June 25, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    BEEFY WELLINGTON

    by TITBAG

  • June 25, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    SO, SO GAY

    by TITBAG

  • June 25, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by DennisMM

    I'd like them to take a second swipe at "Global Frequency," with a new male lead. The first guy was just too bland. Maybe someone who was more an outsider than just another tough ex-cop. However, Michelle Forbes must stay if they try again.

  • June 25, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Jack Parsons, I think there's room for good Supes stories

    by YackBacker

    But you're right, by and large the ones in the comics and from the movies kind of suck. What's needed is someone who can write the "Once And Future King" for Superman.

  • June 25, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Metropolis movie is the best news ever!

    by Buffy_

    I'm so excited. I want to see it in IMAX. Look at all the amazing stunt effects Smallville has done over the years on a tiny tv budget. I want to see that gigantic size with some real money behind it. Bring back the early writers and the best Lex Luthor ever. It will be epic!

  • June 25, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    One way or another...

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>...they have to let him fly before it's all done. I can't conceive of a reason for not letting him do so already. I don't really care whether he wears the gay-ass tights or not, I just want to see some flyage already. He was floating while asleep in S1, for crying out loud. Every other Krptonian flies and Clark doesn't even think to attempt it???</p> <p>This show went off track in the 100th episode. They should have never hit the reset button. Letting Lana die, just as Lex discovered his secret would have set the stage for a true and believable rivalry. The rest of the season should have been Clark's transition to Superman and then they should have ended it.</p> <p>As much as I haven't cared for the show in years, I'd be up for a movie. There used to be a time where the season premiers/finales were reliably entertaining. A good movie is possible, and will most certainly be better than Returns, no matter how they fuck it up.</p>

  • June 25, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Makes Sense

    by knobjockey

    Miller and Gough always said that the final shots of the show would be Clarke flying and that the show would ultimately turn into Metropolis, so no big surprise really.

  • June 26, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    I'm not sure what to make of this.....

    by Pitfall_Harry

    This was actually the first place I heard about this. In some ways I wish it was a theaterical film, maybe it is? I've just got a feeling though that it IS a 2 hour tv-movie with a limited budget, like the show as of late. Which means more cool stuff happening off screen. I've watched the show from the beginning. I don't agree that it's the worst thing on TV but I do agree the show has been a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, from the start. The first mistake they made was using Kryptonite to create every villian he faced in the first 3 seasons! God, the worst use of that was when Pete ate Kryptonite laced gum and basically Plastic Man. I really can't believe someone got paid to write that!! I agree that they drove Lana and Clark's relationship into the ground but I fault the writers, directores and producers for that. I don't think Kirsten is a bad actress and I certainly believe she and the rest of the cast were sick of it too. Last season was going along pretty good until the last few episodes then it totally fell a part. The season finale was AWFUL!!! I'd like to see them clean up all the continuity problems the series has built up since day one. At least the major ones. I'd certainly like to know how Clark is ever going to wear the suit without people knowing it's him. Unless they come up with something where the suit is made from Kryptonian tech and once he puts it on it causes people not to recognize him..... Anyway, I can't say I'm more than a little curious about this "Metropolis".....Anythings better than Superman Returns! Ugh!

  • June 26, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Clone Wars was its own material

    by treadwell

    minor correction: the CW move was not the first three episodes of the series. It's all its own thing.

  • June 26, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    sounds good to me

    by h8tersbeware

    how can you hate on smallville, its the only comic book tv show that stays around, i think this is a great idea, but on krytonsite theres rumors that it will go longer than 10 seasons, but i cant wait to see what happens

  • June 26, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Isn't it Metropolis now anyway?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Half the episodes are set there now.

  • June 27, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Yes....

    by Pitfall_Harry

    It should have changed it's title to Metropolis about 3 seasons ago.....As far as the rumors go. Alison Mack (Chloe) said that her contract goes for one more year and Welling's goes for 2 more years. Which would mean all the way to Season 10. Unless this "Metropolis" isn't a 2 hour movie but a new show that will debut in 2010. Back a few years ago I thought the WB would eventually move the show to the big screen. Instead they opted to go with Singer and they made Superman Returns. Which I feel was a mistake. Although, I get the arguements now that Smallville shouldn't be used either.

  • July 3, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Always said they should change the name...

    by ChadM

    to "Metropolis" and keep going...with Welling actually playing Superman. Routh as Superman was horrible...not so much because of Routh, but because of the material he had to work with. It's like they were scared to let him talk. Nevermind the plot was downright disappointing...plus they throw in the Super Bastard Kid for no good reason at all. So maybe I take back Routh being horrible...it was the movie itself that was horrible. Smallville, with all its faults, is still more enjoyable to watch. So Clark hasn't work glasses and you'd think people could tell he and Superman were one and the same. Well, just suspend belief...kinda like when you think just a pair of glasses and a suit is a disguise. It's really no big deal as long as they have Clark start wearing glasses once he puts the suit on...just to give the illusion of a disguise that helps the viewer suspend belief. But Smallville really has a lot of loose ends to tie up...almost as bad as "Lost."

  • July 18, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    I'm in

    by jodeci

    I just hope they don't use the season 8 writers this is my first year of not watching reruns or purchasing the dvds

  • Dec. 18, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    about the proposed smallville movie

    by whopkins

    well first of all..it's tom welling. i don't think WB producers will let tom put on the superman suit. since they really already established a suit for tom to wear in smallville season 10. I read that the man of steel movie was put on hold cause bryan singer is working on the next x-men movie and brandon routh hasn't heard from WB about renewing his contract for the next film. but all in all, i think us smallville fans are definet. awaiting the arrival of this new movie..regardless of a sequel to superman returns will be greenlighted.

  • Feb. 15, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Testing out multiple accounts?

    by orcus