Clark may have flown off for the holidays, but we won't rest until we deliver enough Smallville news to hold you over until February. It may not be as good as the two-hour movie event on the CW, but it's all we have. Deal with it.
But since we're all so thrilled at the premiere of "Absolute Justice," which comes in two excruciatingly long months, we have the series' executive producer Brian Peterson to tell us what's coming. On his TV Guide interview, he discussed the highly anticipated special episode, and even hinted at the possibility of a tenth season of Smallville.
Talking about "Absolute Justice" was particularly enjoyable for the exec. "It is one of the most exciting things we have done in the nine years we have been on," Peterson exclaimed."
"We have an enormous [episode]," he went on. "Geoff Johns is writing the big Justice Society of America episode for us, and when we got into it, we realized that is so much bigger than just one episode. We have basically turned it into a mini-movie. And from the footage that is coming in, it looks as good if not better than any hero movie that has been out in the last two years."
If the last sentence is an exaggeration, we'll shun this man for lying. Unfortunately, he sounds like he's telling the truth. So we might just get our hopes up for the Smallville TV movie.
The JSA is bound to take the reins on the upcoming episode, but Peterson assures us that it's only to help our heroes improve. "We wanted to make their entrance into the series relevant, so they show up in a time when our fledgling League, that has not named itself or coalesced into anything, is having a few growing pains," the showrunner revealed. "So they are coming in to teach all of our heroes a lesson about family and leadership from the mistakes of their own past."
Now the past is one thing, but the future of Smallville? "I think our plan right now is a reflection over the 9 years and taking him out of the darkness that we've had, with him in the black suit and where he went after Jimmy's death, and taking him to a place of balancing his Kryptonian side and his human side--which he's not doing perfectly this year," Peterson said of the tenth season.
"It would be him learning how to be Clark Kent and the entity that will be known as Superman."