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Rosenbaum once again discusses Smallville animated return: “When the time’s right…”

April 21st, 2024 by Marc Comments

Fifteen years after Smallville wrapped up, one of its stars is once again talking about how the story may yet continue.

Lex Luthor star Michael Rosenbaum has been discussing – not for the first time – bringing the world of Superman back to the fans only this time, it will continue in animated form.

We first reported on this back in 2021 when Rosenbaum revealed he and Superman/Clark Kent star Tom Welling were developing the show (here) and then in 2022 Welling updated the news, saying the plan was looking good and they were hopeful to get the original all the cast back (probably not ALL the cast at this stage, let’s be honest) and now Rosenbaum has revealed that he’s still hopeful but we might have to wait a while longer for it.

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“We have Al and Miles [ Alfred Gough and Miles Millar], the creators of Smallville backing us up. When it’s the right time, we’d like to go and do this; pitch to Warner Bros. It has to be the right time, and right now is not the right time; we had the strike, we had a change of executives at DC — one being one of my best friends in the world, James Gunn.

“When the time’s right, I think it’s something that’s a no-brainer, unless they have other ideas. We’d like to do it — the whole cast would like to do it. They would voice their own character from the show, and we have a concept of what the show is.”

There’s no denying that Smallville still has a big following and when Welling appeared in the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths as Clark Kent a few years back, it was massive news for fans and, let’s be honest, had it not been for Smallville, there would never have been an Arrowverse, so it’s hard to argue with Rosenbaum’s ‘no-brainer’ argument.

Let’s just hope that James Gunn really is that good a friend and can see the vision of bringing the world of Smallville back to the fans.

Would you be excited to see Smallville return? Voice off below Nerds and Nerdettes!

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Source: Screenrant

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….