When Smallville’s season premiere kicks off on Friday, Clark will need to save the Daily Planet from crushing those street side.  It’s very Superman Returns in the gimmick, but it’s the moment fans will get to see Clark fly… kinda…

I know there are others that say Clark is flying, but the shot of him stepping on the cab, comes off more as leaping to great heights rather than taking flight.

What do you think? Is Smallville’s Clark Kent a Leaper or a Flyer?

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  1. Brian G.
    September 23, 2010 at 9:50 am — Reply

    I couldn’t agree more. Flying doesn’t need leverage. He performed a well calculated Super-Jump.

  2. Adam
    September 23, 2010 at 10:17 am — Reply

    Total jump. Though, the falling globe stopped for a moment before reascending to the top of the building, which might indicate that Clark ‘double-jumped’ :)

    But he still jumped.

  3. September 23, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply

    Look! In the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s …Neo from the Matrix?!?!?! Whaaaaaaa…? ;p

  4. Tria
    September 23, 2010 at 11:25 am — Reply

    Definitely jump/leap, like Superman when he first appeared. (For some reason most of my friends always forget he originally did not fly)

  5. TaZ
    September 23, 2010 at 11:28 am — Reply

    Started as a jump, ended as flying. Objects jumping vertically don’t just come to a stop and then continue on an upward path. It would also keep him going up and over the building, not allowing him to land where he wanted.

    Started as Kal-L, ended as Kal-El.

    • Jacin B
      September 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm — Reply

      ^ This. ^

  6. arcee
    September 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound (check!) combined with catching a heavy object and not breaking momentum (i.e, flying) – check!

  7. Crash
    September 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm — Reply

    I’m going to call it a calculated jump. If he used any flying ability I doubt it was conscious.

  8. Slappy
    September 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm — Reply

    I don’t mind the jumping. For years Superman only jumped.
    I also like the depowering of him.

  9. Damascus
    October 11, 2010 at 10:28 am — Reply

    I thought that I’ve seen better rendered special effects (i.e. the globe) in fan films on YouTube and I still hate his Batman/Neo costume. I’d rather he just wear his plain old street clothes if it’s down to that, at least those were almost always some combination of red and blue.

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