E! Online is reporting James Marsters will be returning to Smallville this season to reprise his role as Brainiac.

While it’s unclear exactly how James is returning, I can tell you he’s reprising the exact same character, he’s returning to set very soon and his episodes begin airing in January.

I do like the way Braniac was introduced and handled in Smallville, although I still prefer the I’ve come for knowledge and will then destroy your planet Brainiac from Superman: The Animated Series.

And don’t forget the new season of Smallville featuring the introduction of Supergirl airs tonight!

via E! online


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  1. It’ll be weird re-associating him with Brainiac after his excellent Lex Luthor portrayal in the Superman: Doomsday movie. Whatever misgivings you may or may not have with the movie, his voice acting was top notch in my opinion and I just picture him as Lex whenever I hear his voice now. New season looks pretty good with Supergirl and the return of Brainiac.

    Kirk Warren
    The Weekly Crisis

  2. I dunno. Too many years as Spike and it feels wrong to not have Marsters blonde and with that accent. I have trouble getting past it. At least Heroes had the good sense to have Anders retain his infamous accent.

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