The final season of Smallville is almost upon us! Here is some of the latest news about the end of the long running “young Superman” drama:
- John Schneider will return as Jonathan Kent in the premiere and will guest star in a number of episodes throughout the season.
- James Marsters will return as Braniac in the 200th episode. Rumors are saying that he might not be the evil Braniac that we know and love, but a different version of the character.
- Laura Vandervoort will return as Kara/Supergirl for at least one episode, maybe more? I hope so.
- The Superman suit appeared in the Comic Con trailer. It was the actual suit worn by Brandon Routh in Superman Returns. I hope if this is the suit Clark wears, they they replace the maroon with red. The Returns suit was a bit of a disappointment.
- Cat Grant will become a recurring character with Keri Lynn Pratt replacing Emilie Ullerup. She will become Clark’s new partner at the Daily Planet. Where does that leave Lois?
- Michael Shanks will return as Hawkman. He appeared in the Smallville: Absolute Justice TV Movie that featured the JSA.
- Sahar Biniaz has been cast as Hawkgirl, and I think we can all assume that she’ll be in the same episode of Hawkman.
- Bradley Stryker has been cast as Deadshot, a member of the Suicide Squad.
- Blue Beetle and Booster Gold will appear in an episode. Both are long running DC Comic characters.
- Justin Hartley, aka Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, will direct an episode.
Are you excited for Smallville‘s final season? What news do you want to hear?