Here are some pics from the CW’s SMALLVILLE upcoming episode Booster, in which:
“…A fame-hungry superhero from the future, Booster Gold (guest star Eric Martsolf, “Days of Our Lives”), sweeps into town and begins making saves and posing for press ops, completely winning over the city of Metropolis.
Booster begins his campaign to take The Blur’s place as the “World’s Greatest Superhero” and tries to charm Lois into writing a story about him, but she’s not having his antics and begins her own campaign for The Blur. During one of Booster’s saves, an alien weapon in the form of a scarab falls from a truck and fuses itself to a boy named Jaime Reyes (guest star Jaren Brandt Bartlett), turning him into the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, Jaime is unable to control the suit and Blue Beetle starts attacking Metropolis. “
Also seen is what looks like an iconic moment for the future Man of Steel.
Series star Tom Welling directed the episode, written by DC’s Geoff Johns.
SMALLVILLE returns Friday April 15th, with Kent, which features some alternate Earth action. Booster is set for the following week.
From TV Guide comes this first look at Booster Gold (Eric Martsolf) and the new Blue Beetle (Jaren Brandt Bartlett), in their upcoming appearance on SMALLVILLE.
In Booster, scheduled to air April 22nd, Days of Our Lives star Eric Martsolf describes his role of Booster Gold as , “a glory-seeking showboat from the future.”
“The episode takes place in Booster’s very early stages where he’s at his conceited best, where he believes he can do whatever he wants. He’s gonna stay for the photo op and bask in the glory of his heroic efforts.”
Episode author, DC Comics’ Geoff Johns says:
“The one thing Booster does prove to Clark is that people want to look up to this guy… They want to be inspired, and no one’s doing it for them.”
However. Clark Kent and his time-traveling rival have different values. “This guy (Booster Gold) always shows up at the last second to make a dramatic rescue, which is really suspect,” hints Johns, now creative head of DC Entertainment.
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SMALLVILLE returns from hiatus on Friday, April 15th at 8:00PM/7:00 PM Central on The CW.
Here’s a preview clip and The CW’s official description of this Friday’s episode of SMALLVILLE, Scion.
TESS SURPRISES CLARK — Lionel (John Glover) and Tess (Cassidy Freeman) go head to head in a battle for the Luthor name. Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance) are stunned by Tess’ latest present to them. (Ed. note: Lucas Grabeel guest stars again as “Alexander”. )
Al Septien directed the episode written by Al Septien & Turi Meyer.
SMALLVILLE airs Friday at 8:00 PM/7 Central, followed by a new episode of SUPERNATURAL at 9:00 PM.
Here’s a preview clip from this Friday’s new episode of SMALLVILLE, Fortune. Clark and Chloe discover they’ve been slipped a major mickey, which may involve matrimony.
ZATANNA GIVES THE GANG A SERIOUS HANGOVER
After Zatanna sends a magically spiked bottle of champagne to Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance) for their bachelor/bachlorette parties, the gang blacks out after the toast, only to wake up the next morning and realize they can’t remember anything about the night before.
While trying to retrace their steps, Lois realizes she lost her engagement ring and drags Oliver (Justin Hartley) back to the Fortune Casino where she thinks she lost it. The two run into Fortune (guest star James Kidnie), the eccentric casino owner, who accuses them of stealing money from him.
Meanwhile, Clark tells Chloe (Allison Mack) he has a memory of stealing an armored truck the night before. Christopher Petry directed the episode written by Anne Coffell Saunders.
SMALLVILLE airs Friday at 8:00 PM/7 Central on the CW Network, followed by a new episode of SUPERNATURAL at 9:00 Pm.
While there is no rule in Hollywood explicitly stating that screenwriters should avoid ripping off characters as legendary as Superman, the makers of Dreamworks’s I AM NUMBER FOUR should have at least been warned. Ironically coming from SMALLVILLE creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, I AM NUMBER FOURemploys all the usual tricks for developing a sci-fi franchise, without bothering to leave behind an original piece of work.
I AM NUMBER FOUR stars relative newcomer Alex Pettyfer (whose tweeny-sounding BEASTLY was held back from release last year) as the eponymous Number Four, one of a group of nine infant aliens sent to Earth to avoid being annihilated by the evil Mogadorians. Isn’t that a scary name for the villains? As the movie opens, the nine infants have either (a) grown to become high school age or (b) been murdered at the hands of the main bad guy, cleverly identified in the end credits and IMDB as “Mogadorian Commander” (Kevin Durand). It’s a very lucky plot device that allows the other Numbers to know automatically that their counterparts are dead; with the death of Number Three, Number Four is moved to Paradise, Ohio so he can be kept safe. We know this sucks because, like, there’s rain and bullies and stuff when he gets there.
I cannot provide expert commentary on the citizens of scenic Paradise, but I can say that they must have a lot of designer clothing outlets and outrageous real estate prices. As Number Four hides from the Mogadorians under the anonymous-sounding name of “John Smith”, cinematographer Guillermo Navarro (the artist behind 2006’s PAN’S LABYRINTH) takes us on a tour of a “miserable” town that includes natural waterfalls, a flowing river, bright sunlight, and of course, beautiful characters. One in particular catches John’s eye – the hipster-esque Sarah (Dianna Agron of GLEE) – because she enjoys taking photographs of people who don’t know she’s doing it.
Since when was this quality so attractive that it inspired complete the stupidity that John displays? Then again, John is not just “anybody”, but herein lies one of the lamest, most nonsensical plot developments in recent history. Number Four is meant to be keeping a low profile, staying indoors at all possible moments, and especially not talking to anyone with a camera and USB plug. No matter how much chemistry Pettyfer and Agron appear to have – and luckily for the film, there is undeniably some – there is no reasonable explanation for why these two people should be together. Consider this my objection for any and all future extraterrestrial weddings.
Director D.J. Caruso knows the film’s faults, however, and he encourages his actors to give every cliché and line of dialogue their best efforts. Durand, as the ridiculous-looking Mogadorian leader, has perfected the art of being scary; to date, I’ve seen him play a bounty hunter, an assassin, a military commander, and now, a Voldemort look-alike. Here, he allows every threat to seem like he’s spitting it out through his sharp teeth and begging for someone to hit him in the face. Pettyfer, new to me but apparently one of Hollywood’s new hot properties, has a chance to sculpt a career from this film. He’s given some terrible lines like, “I don’t want to be a prisoner” and “All I think about is you,” but I prefer his version of tortured non-human teen to that of, say, Robert Pattinson. Similarly, Agron’s character doesn’t have much to say, but when she says it, there is an oozing of sweetness.
Unfortunately, I AM NUMBER FOUR makes the mistake of employing the spectacular Timothy Olyphant as Number Four’s guardian, Henri, and giving him absolutely nothing to do. Olyphant is a good actor, one with two hit television leads under his belt and a sense of comic timing that makes the first half of the film tolerable. Nonetheless, it is an intolerable character he plays. Henri’s entire life is apparently based on protecting Number Four, transporting him, feeding him, and paying for all his human clothes, but if he had succeeded in any way, the film could not have been. If I was assigned to be the only bodyguard for someone whose legacy was to perpetuate a race of royal, beautiful, powerful creatures for future sequels, I would probably have other methods of monitoring my precious charge than with my iPhone.
Dianna Agron and Alex Pettyfer
I AM NUMBER FOUR (February 18, 20100). Directed by: D.J. Caruso. Written by: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar and Marti Noxon, based on the novel by James Frey & Jobie Hughes. Cast & Characters:
Entertainment Weekly reports that SMALLVILLE’s Aaron Ashmore is joining the cast of SyFy’s WAREHOUSE 13.
Ashmore new role as a regular will be Steve Jinks, a ATF agent with a strange ability to detect when people are lying. Mrs, Frederic (CCH Pounder) will draft Agent Jinks to serve as Pete Latimer’s (Eddie McClintock) new partner, since Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) quit the team in last season’s finale.
Aaron Ashmore’s role on SMALLVILLE as Jimmy Olsen had the twist of revealing that the ill-fated photographer was actually Henry James Olsen, older brother of the James Bartholomew Olsen character from the comics.
WAREHOUSE 13 is set to return to SyFy for it’s third season of 13 episodes this summer.
Here’s a preveiw clip and official description of SMALLVILLE’s, next episode, Masquerade.
CHLOE AND OLIVER ARE KIDNAPPED
Chloe (Allison Mack) and Oliver (Justin Hartley) are mistaken for FBI agents investigating Desaad’s (guest star Steve Byers) recent string of murders and the pair are kidnapped by Desaad’s minions. Desaad tries to infect Chloe with the darkness.
Meanwhile, Lois (Erica Durance) tells Clark (Tom Welling) he needs to be more careful with his identity and suggests a disguise.
Tim Scanlan directed the episode, written by Bryan Q. Miller
SMALLVILLE airs Friday at 8:oo PM/7:00 Central on The CW Network, followed by a neaw episode of SUPERNATURAL.
TVLine broke the news of major spoiler from SMALLVILLE: the early arrival of a version of a significant comic book character —Connor Kent, aka Superboy.
Likely to be revealed in the upcoming episode ‘Scion’, it seems Alexander, the Lex Luthor clone, actually shares both Lex’s and Clark Kent’s DNA. (A plot wrinkle introduced in the comics, after the Death of Superman series.)
This was foreshadowed by the surprise ending of last Friday’s episode Beacon, in which Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman) discovers to her shock that Alexander (Lucas Grabeel, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) is becoming invunerable.
Producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders are quoted as saying:
“Conner’s [sic] journey is manipulated by a master. Luckily, someone knows more about Conner’s life than he does. But he should be wary of strangers bearing gifts.”
So it doesn’t look (at the moment) like the Alexander clone will age into the Michael Rosenbaum Lex. It will be interesting to see how the character will return in the series finale.
According toDeadline , Michael Rosenbaum will return as the adult Lex Luthor for the two-hour season finale of SMALLVILLE.
The article states that the deal was finalized Friday night for the actor to reprise his role, which he played for seven years on the CW Network (originally the WB) program.
Since his departure, body doubles and both younger (Jakob Davies, Connor Stanhope, and most recently Lucas Grabeel) and older actors (Mackenzie Gray) have been used to depict various incarnations of Lex Luthor, some of them “damaged” clones, others possibly the actual, though masked and injured man. While acceptable in these roles, these substitutes don’t really compare to the original.
SMALLVILLE showrunners Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders are quoted as saying:
“It feels like the stars are aligning, literally. We couldn’t be more excited about having Michael back. And as far as the way he returns … there’ll be no doubt about how Lex becomes the great rival in Clark Kent’s life. He is the villain of the story.”
Michael Rosenbaum says he’s delighted to return to wrap things up for the series, now in its tenth season.
“I’m simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made SMALLVILLE the great success it is. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness and even their threats. Ha-ha.
I can’t wait to hug the old crew back in Vancouver one last time and see all of my old friends once again… Oh, and for Lex to become the badass he’s destined to be.”
Rosenbaum and the writing staff always took care to depict the character as complex and human, a person wounded and damaged by his upbringing, desperately seeking love, friendship, and trust—all undermined by his ingrained fear of beytral and subsequent need to control.
SMALLVILLE and SUPERNATURAL return from hiatus tonight, Friday, Feb.4th.
Chloe Sullivan (Allision Mack) returns to Metropolis, after her mysterious disappearance, though the captured and released ‘Justice Leaguers’ are unsure if she can be trusted in Collateral.
On SUPERNATURAL’s Like A Virgin:
“Dean and Bobby anxiously wait for Sam to wake up to see if Death was able to restore his soul without causing Sam to lose his mind. Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby investigate a disappearance of virgins and discover dragons are behind the kidnappings.
Bobby sends Dean to a doctor who owns the only weapon in the world that can slay a dragon, but Dean must prove himself worthy enough to take it.
Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Adam Glass.
SMALLVILLE airs at 8:00 PM/7 Central, followed by SUPERNATURAL at 9:00 PM/7 Central on the CW Network.