Would a Smallville Movie Work?

Discussion in 'Smallville' started by Karelia, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    36
    With the DC streaming service getting ready to launch, do you guys think a Smallville movie (live action or animated) be something that would help boost the sales for it? Or is it too late? I see the Titans trailer reaction has been mixed, I'm not sure what else the DC streaming service will offer, but could this be something they could do down the road?
     
    #1
  2. BH/HHH

    BH/HHH You Are My World

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2004
    Messages:
    29,079
    Likes Received:
    113
    I think a Smallville movie would totally work, it would have to be a reboot though. I do have an idea for a trilogy where the 3rd film the villain is the Eradicator.
     
    #2
  3. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    36
    Reboot as in the actors? I feel like the cast is really what made Snallville special, especially Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum. But everyone really did a solid job.
     
    #3
  4. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    8,995
    Likes Received:
    255
    With the original cast? So what, Clark etc all return to Smallville for some reason many years later (maybe drawn there by... something)?
     
    #4
  5. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    36
    Smallville just in name. Basically like the later seasons. They spent more time in Metropolis than Smallville after awhile. But hey, that could be cool to see them all show up to Smallville for whatever reason honestly.

    I think this is something that would really boost the DC streaming service. It's been off the air long enough, nostalgia is a powerful thing. The show still has a solid fanbase.

    Could they get all the actors to come back? I dont know. It seems like Rosenbaum wants to play Lex on film. I listened to his podcast with Welling and they said they were asked to reprise his role in Supergirl, but he didn't want to be a cameo. He said if Zack Snyder called him up to play Lex he would absolutely do it.
     
    #5
  6. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    8,995
    Likes Received:
    255
    I think you're right about the fanbase. It wasn't a show that I ever really got into but you only have to look online to see how popular it was/is. It would hinge then on would the actors do it? And if any of them didn't want to or weren't available would the fans accept the necessary recastings?
     
    #6
  7. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    36
    I think if you at least got Welling, Rosenbaum, and Durance for their roles, you're fine. If the whole movie revolved around them, that would be A okay with me.
     
    #7
  8. Binker

    Binker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Messages:
    6,736
    Likes Received:
    20
    It could if Welling decides to not be a baby and wear the suit for god's sake.
     
    #8
  9. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    8,995
    Likes Received:
    255
    How's Welling looking these days? Does he keep himself in good shape, or are we talking a Nathan Fillion-type situation?
     
    #9
  10. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    36
    It use to bug me to no end that Welling never donned the suit. Now, tbh, I could care less if he wears it. I like portrayal of the character. He doesn't get enough credit. His performance in "Transference" is still amazing


    I think Welling has gained a bit, as expected, but he still has that Superman look.
     
    #10
  11. fan4stic

    fan4stic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    747
    Likes Received:
    36
    I think they could do a Smallville revival series. Those are all the rage now. Tom could work out a bit. Michael could wear a bald cap. The story kick-off could be Chloe's been killed. Or they could just recast and say she got plastic surgery for like witness protection or something.
     
    #11
  12. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    8,995
    Likes Received:
    255
    Oh yes, I was forgetting about... that! :(
     
    #12
  13. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    36
    That would be an interesting way to kick off the movie. Given the situation. Or just make a subtle nod that she's moved on to a different career path that's not in Metropolis.
     
    #13
  14. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    8,995
    Likes Received:
    255
    As I said earlier, it wasn't a show that I ever really got into, but as I understand it towards the end it included a Justice League of sorts. Would you be looking to revisit that aspect as well?
     
    #14
  15. WhoMani

    WhoMani Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    78
    I doubt that Welling is willing to wear that Superman costume again. Besides I think Welling and Rosenbaum moved on from Smallville. Personally I would like to see a movie and actually see Clark be the superman that we all love.
     
    #15
  16. fan4stic

    fan4stic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    747
    Likes Received:
    36
    In a recent con that Rosenbaum and Welling talked about doing a cartoon. Rosenbaum seemed particularly excited at the idea that he wouldn't have to shave his head.lol
     
    #16
  17. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    36
    I think an animated movie is more likely to happen. As much as I would rather see a live action, I think Welling wouldn't want to wear the suit. But maybe now he would be more willing to as time has passed. Tbh, I wouldn't care if he didn't, but not sure how you can explain why he's not wearing the suit.
     
    #17
  18. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    8,995
    Likes Received:
    255
    I could see a Smallville animated movie doing very well.
     
    #18
  19. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    47,493
    Likes Received:
    387
    He never actually wore a Superman costume though. It was CGI from a distance or he just had a Superman T-shirt under his suit. It's not like we ever really saw him properly in the suit despite waiting 10 years for it.

    More like Fillion. He's put on some weight.
     
    #19
  20. WhoMani

    WhoMani Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2018
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    78
    A Smallville animated series is not a bad idea. Tom won't have to wear the Superman costume and Michael won't have to be bald. A win-win situation.
     
    #20
  21. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    36
    Anytime a Smallville reunion is brought up, they both seem to lean towards doing an animated series over live action. I think someone asked them that at the Awesome Con panel. Micheal said he would be down for an animated Smallville and Welling agreed.
     
    #21
  22. vantheman77

    vantheman77 Superman Fan 4 Life

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    20
    Of course they would go for an animated Smallville than live action so that Tom wouldn’t have to worry about wearing the suit or Michael shaving his head.
     
    #22
  23. DavidLuthor

    DavidLuthor Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2018
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Smallville animated series would be pretty awesome I would like to see that!
     
    #23

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"