Smallville fans who are waiting to find out who has been cast as Zod in the next season of Smallville are going to have to wait a while longer, but in the meantime, TVGuide.com found out another bit of information.  Brian Austin Green has been cast as John Corben.  That’s right, Metallo is coming to Smallville in season 9.

The Smallville producers are going to dive into the Silver Age, by making Corben a reporter for the Daily Planet, instead of a crazed scientist (Golden Age), a petty thief (Modern Age), or Lex Luthor lacky (Superman: The Animated Series).    According to the CW, the new season of Smallville debuts on Friday, September 25.

via TV Guide

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6 Comments

  1. Matt
    June 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    who still watches this garbage…two words made me stop watching this show…KRYPTONITE CAR

  2. Dean
    June 18, 2009 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    Actually, three times as many people “watch that garbage” as the total sales for top 25 comics sold into the direct market… combined.

    They throw off some clunkers to be sure, but keep it in perspective. Vastly more people are familiar with the version of Clark Kent created by Al Gough and Miles Millar than the one currently appearing in DC Comics.

    • June 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm — Reply

      They throw off some clunkers to be sure, but keep it in perspective. Vastly more people are familiar with the version of Clark Kent created by Al Gough and Miles Millar than the one currently appearing in DC Comics.

      Yep… But comics did it first. Don’t get me wrong, I think Smallville is one of the best marketed comic-book-originated series of all time, but it’s still mostly predicated on variations upon themes that the comics developed first.

      That said, dismissing it out of hand as “garbage” is rude as hell. Your mileage, as always, may vary.

  3. Dean
    June 18, 2009 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    Put another way, if DC Comics alienated every single person currently reading “Superman” and “Action Comics” and traded them for 3% of the current audience for “Smallville”, then those titles would be the best selling comic titles by a wide margin.

  4. Dean
    June 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm — Reply

    @Matthew Peterson:

    There is no doubt that the show is largely built around mining and updating old comics concept. Sometimes the update is an improvement and often it is not. However, as comic fans we tend to get a little snooty about “cannon” and things like that. It is important to remember that Superman has a lot of fans that have never been in a comic book store.

  5. June 18, 2009 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    Dean: And with the F’Continuity mentality, people have to remember there are at least four different “origins” of Metallo. I don’t remember too many people being upset by his origin in Superman: The Animated Series.

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