“I don't want to see old Zod,” he told a journalist (Blue turned 39 in August). Be it in the form of a Smallville reunion, a Smallville movie, or a Smallville reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role? “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added. In a recent interview, James Marsters (who played Brainiac between 20) said he can't imagine a Smallville reunion hitting the big screen. The irony being he was his own rival, seeing that Clark and Superman are the same person.

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We're finally going to be what the audience wanted the show to be.

When The WB Network premiered Smallville in 2001 as a modern take on the Superman myth, costumes and capes weren’t considered cool.

DURANCE: That’s an interesting question because it forces me to answer it in a way that makes me feel like I’m being conceited.

What do you bring to Lois Lane that other actresses haven’t?

Writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar developed the series that would eventually be called Smallville with a pilot script that humanized the Clark Kent character and brought him in line with the kind of programming that the young WB audience craved.

To play the iconic role, Gough and Millar recruited a new actor and former model named Tom Welling, whose few credits included a sexy role on Judging Amy.

They have remained in a complicated relationship ever since.

The couple has been portrayed in multiple Superman adaptations in different media.

The episodes we're doing now are even better, I think, than what we've done in the past.

From [here] on, the show is going to be very different from what it's been.

Even the X-Men traded their spandex for black leather, and Tobey Maguire had not yet swung into theaters as Spider-Man.