Brian Austin Green in his new starring vehicle after "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" is teased through a first look photo of him as Metallo. Unlike in its comic book version, the face of Brian's Metallo on "Smallville" is not half covered in metal because according to executive producer Kelly Souders, this is the "rough version" of the character before he eventually will "get sleeker".
Metallo is one of Clark's villains this season apart from General Zod. The cyborg will appear in a two-episode arc beginning the season premiere on September 25. Although short-lived, the appearance may be stretched to longer commitment. "We're actually throwing some ideas around right now in the hopes that we might be able to bring him back for another episode," Souders explained to TV Guide Magazine.
In the comic book, Metallo is the alter ego of Daily Planet reporter John Corben. After going through a terrible accident that nearly cost his life, John woke up with an artificial heart with the help of Professor Vale.