Smallville Star Reveals Sequel Series In Danger

By Matthew Flynn | Published

In a recent interview, actor Michael Rosenbaum, known for his role as Lex Luthor in Smallville, shared intriguing insights about the potential for an animated sequel to the beloved series. Rosenbaum confirmed that he, along with original lead Tom Welling, has been actively involved in discussions for this next chapter in the Smallville saga. The original creators of the series, Al Gough and Miles Millar, have also shown their backing for this project.

The creative minds that once brought Smallville to life on screen are keen on recreating the magic for this animated sequel. In this planned series, fans would delight in the return of the original cast members, with each actor reprising their roles through voice acting.

The Legacy Of Smallville

Smallville was a television series aired for a decade, from 2001 to 2011. It was initially on The WB network for five seasons before moving to The CW, after the UPN merger, for its remaining five. The series centered around Clark Kent, a character brought to life by Tom Welling during his formative years before he assumed the mantle of Superman. Other significant characters were Lana Lang, played by Kristin Kreuk, and Lex Luthor, portrayed by Michael Rosenbaum.

The Original Justice League

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Smallville‘s narrative intricately wove Clark Kent’s transformation from a high school student to a superhero, exploring his relationships with friends and family along the way. His nuanced relationship with Lex Luthor was a key subplot. Additionally, the show featured various other figures from DC Comics, including Green Arrow, Aquaman, Supergirl, The Flash, and Martian Manhunter.

Critics and audiences alike responded positively to Smallville, applauding the character development, storytelling, and visual effects. The series garnered a dedicated following and was a significant cultural influence during its run.

A Sequel Series Would Actually Have Flying

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The tenth and final season of Smallville, which aired in 2011, saw Clark embrace his Superman identity and fulfill his destiny. The series concluded with Clark donning the iconic Superman outfit and taking to the skies, implying that a sequel series might focus much more on Superman’s exploits as a hero, similar to the comics.

Rosenbaum Is Biding His Time Like A Certain Villain Would

Despite the excitement from the original team, Rosenbaum pointed out that perfect timing is of the essence for the Smallville sequel’s fruition. The ongoing writer’s strike and recent changes in the executive team at DC have introduced a degree of uncertainty. Notably, the recent cancelation of the Superman & Lois TV show so as not to compete with the upcoming Superman movie seems to diminish hope for a Smallville sequel anytime soon.

Rosenbaum expressed a desire to approach Warner Bros with the idea once the time feels right.

No Matter What Happens It’s Clear The Cast Loved The Show

While the anticipation builds for the Smallville sequel, changes within DC might play a significant role in determining its future. The DC Universe is currently experiencing a revamp under the new leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran. This reshaping may impact the likelihood of the Smallville animated sequel series moving forward.

While the idea of a Smallville sequel is exciting for fans, several factors, including timing and changes within DC, could impact its realization. Nonetheless, the commitment and enthusiasm of the original team offer a glimmer of hope for the future of Smallville’s animated legacy.

Source: Screen Rant