Smallville - Live Comic-Con Panel

Update: Here is a summary so far.

Brian and Kelly just teased that we may see a living Jor-El in the new season. (Eyes peeled in episode 2 for news on that)

Callum Blue tells us he is Major Zod, not general yet. He's younger and more manic.

Erica says Lois comes back from future w/ amnesia and she'll be getting flashes she doesn't understand.

Justin Hartley says Clark and Oliver will never be best friends

Chloe and Clark's friendship now? "They have a little bit of a rocky start," so tune in, says Kelly.

Brian says they are thinking of doing a Green Arrow sidekick story as we speak.

Brian: "Just as Clark falls for Lois, she's falling for someone else." (Superman, perhaps?)

Q: Is there a chance for love for Clark and Chloe? Allison says that's "dead in the water" and Clark is a little occupied with other women. Chloe will be dealing with the loss of Jimmy and stepping into more of a powerful position, so she won't have time for a love interest. "Chloe and Oliver?" Justin wants it!

Q: Will there be a Smallville movie? They didn't answer. (Hmm, curious that they kept mum).

Man dressed as Superman asks about the new suit Clark wears this season, and mentions that spandex is comfy. Says Kelly: This show is about the origins. They know there is a long arc to become really who Superman becomes. It's a bumpy road. he's not going straight to a tailor and figure it out the first time, hence the all black suit.

Justin says we will be seeing a lot more of the Green Arrow this season. "Last year I had a chance to play hime broken down a little bit," but they jumped out of it and he figured out his problem. We find out this year that Ollie is struggling and that will go on for a while. Brian says in the first eight episodes you "will see him hit rock bottom."

Q: What new characters from the DC universe this year? Metallo for the first two episodes, return Toyman and Roulette, says Brian.

Kelly says they actually had two different episodes for the season eight finale because they weren't sure if they would end the show last year. They do have a series finale planned if season nine is the last, but that can change if they are picked up. Brian says they're not worried about "stalling."

Geoff Johns just came up to the panel. Geoff says he's writing another episode. He wrote "Legion." This year will be "Justice Society of America." He gets Callum to say "Kneel before Zod." For everything he's heard about this season, Geoff says, "It's going to kickass."

Q: When is Clark going to fly? Brian says tune in to the season premiere because they address it then.

Tom Welling will be directing two episodes this season. Allison says Tom is her favorite director. He's very supportive and gets very excited on set. Brian tells us Allison will be directing this season as well.

Q: Is Lex really dead? Brian says we know from mythos that Lex is "absolutely not dead."

Kelly says you will be seeing more of Erica this season. 18 episodes in total.

Erica on Lois and Clark: "I think you guys are going to be pretty excited this year. lois is dealing with being smitten with Superman and still finds Clark irritating." This season is going to be "spicy"

Zod returns: "Kneel before Zod!" Callum shown fighting with Tess. Lois is fighting in the future. Chloe with the gun. Oliver and Lois seem to be getting closer. Brian Austin Green looks freaky. Love scene between Lois and Clark. Showing a version of Clark in the future. Was that Lex on screen? Clark in a black cape with the S on his chest.

Sneak peek: Montage of Clark turning into the red/blue blur and his path to becoming a hero. "And he is not alone" Justice League is there with him! Aquaman, Black Canary, Impulse, Cyborg, Zatanna, Martian Manhunter, Supergirl and Green Arrow, plus the Legion. Don't forget Watch tower.

Thanks to E!Online for this Live Blogging from the Smallville Panel.

Live Panel Blogging is now over


  1. love it all!!! :-P

  2. WickedStranger27 July 2009 at 00:22

    Wow, that's a long recap, so awesome to know what we've got coming up!

    About that Clark/Justice League montage.. is it from what already happened from s4 to 8, or is it a sneak peek on what's coming up in s9?


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