It is a great time to be a “Smallville” fan. The show is in its ninth season, and it is in no way winding down.
Geoff Johns of comic book fame, who currently is involved the rumored “The Flash” and “Shazam” movies was recently announced at the San Diego Comic-Con to be writing two episodes for this season of “Smallville.” Later, we learned the titles for these episodes would be “Society” and “Legends,” and that “Legends” would actually be directed by Tom Welling himself.
This was great news for “Smallville” fans, as Johns had recently written an episode for Smallville’s eighth season entitled “Legion.” It became a fan favorite immediately, and it featured the Legion of Superheroes from the the DC Comics. In the episode, the three founders of the Legion (Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl) travel back in time to warn Clark about some alterations to the historical timeline of their universe.
Comic book fans and fans of “Smallville” are rejoicing further today, when it was announced, or scooped, by Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello that the two-part episodes mentioned above will be aired as a two-hour movie on Jan. 29.
So far, we know that the movie will center around the Justice Society of America. It will include Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Green Arrow, Star Girl and the Martian Manhunter to name a few heroes, and, of course, there will be a few villains.
We know that Hawkman will be played by Michael Shanks, who is known for his role on “Stargate.” We also recently learned that Pam Grier (who played the title role in “Jackie Brown”) has also been added to the cast as Amanda Waller.
In the show, we have seen much progression this season in the development of Clark Kent becoming Superman. At the moment, he is known by the citizens of Metropolis as “The Blur,” since that is all they see of him. He is wearing the recognized “S” in his chest, and has accepted his destiny to help mankind.
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