Smallville: More on the New Doomsday

TV Guide continues to preview the new season of Smallville (Part 1 the other day talked about what was in store for Chloe) with another interview.


In this interview, I thought the most interesting portions pertained to the new Doomsday, which I know many of you are confused/weary about (seeing as the character differs quite a bit from the Doomsday you are familiar with).


Here are two excerpts:


TVGuide.com: I was telling Justin Hartley that I hope his return to the show as a regular means more Oliver and Lois. It's a successful pairing, even though it's outside the comic-books' mythos.


Peterson: Al and Miles really set up a show in which every character and every situation has a slight twist to it from the mythos, much like the different versions of the comic books do. We really pay attention to the mythos, but then try to put a spin on it. This year, we're introducing Davis Bloome (Battlestar Galactica's Sam Witwer) as Doomsday [the comic book villain that "killed" Superman in 1992], and we have a completely different take on it. As the season goes by, people will find he's very much in line with the mythology.


TVGuide.com: But Doomsday won't have the concrete jagged edges coming out of his body?


Slavkin: It's a reimagination and a reinvention. We didn't want to take a character straight out of the comics, just as Al and Miles took Lex and created their very own version, which, in our minds, is the best version of any Lex Luthor in the history of the Superman folklore. We're doing the same thing with Doomsday. So while we definitely make a nod to the original, this is our own. I think the fans will be pleasantly excited.


Read more of the interview, which contains other interesting scoop on TV Guide:

Smallville Preview: Will Lana Rock Clark's World?

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Jul 24, 2008 6:53PM EDT

Sounds awesome.......can't wait

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Jul 25, 2008 12:26PM EDT

That's exactly what makes Smallville great. It's a new twist to a well-known, well-trodden story. We LOVE it!!!

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