Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Smallville: The Moive, Sort Of
Smallville, the television series that chronicles the story of how Clark Kent becomes Superman is now in its ninth season. In nine seasons the show has seen many characters included from the DC universe, from Lois Lane to Jimmy Olson, to the Green Arrow, even the Justice League (minus Batman and Wonder Woman) made an appearance. This January the Justice Society will be finding their way to Smallville, written by ace comic book writer Geoff Johns.
At first the appearance of the Justice Society was simply to be a two-part episode, but now Entertainment Weekly reports that the CW is in fact going to make it a two-hour TV movie rather than two individual episodes. Not only that, but the CW is reportedly boosting Smallville's budget for this two episode event in order to do the Justice Society justice (no pun intended).
I find this all to be exciting news. Smallville's budget has depleted greatly in the past few years, mainly because other than Smallville, Gossip Girl, and Supernatural, most of the other CW shows are poorly rated, thus every show has had a drop in its budget. The WB never had financial woes, but alas those days are over.
Even still, it is refreshing to hear that we will most likely be getting a fair amount of action, hey, we might even see Clark get in a full on fight for the first time since probably season 7. As for this being a two-hour movie rather than two individual episodes, I don't really care, I'm more excited for the budget raise than anything else, of course I do like the idea of watching a two-parter in one sitting, instead of reaching the cliffhanger at the end of the first part and having to wait a whole other week to see what happens next.
Keep your eyes on Smallvile as next January approaches so you wont miss it.