One highlight of the recent DC FanDome was the twentieth-anniversary reunion of Smallville’s Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum. Clark and Lex got together again to chit-chat about the old times. Reminiscing about the days when they were the only DC Comics-based TV series on the CW. (a wild notion these days).
But one thing they didn’t talk about was the news that they are working on continuing the story of Smallville. Only this time, in animated form. The folks at IGN recently caught up with Rosenbaum, who confirmed that indeed, an animated continuation is in the works. Despite no official announcement at DC FanDome. Here’s what he had to say about the proposed series:
“It’s something that we’re passionate about. Something we love. Hopefully, we’re going to obviously share with Warner Brothers when the time is right. And hopefully, we’ll be able to work with them. And that’s about all we can say right now.” Rosenbaum admitted that the news of the project leaked early. He also added “Here we are, 20 years later since it started. And one of the most frequent questions is, where do you see your characters now? So that’s literally what we’ll be addressing.”
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Of course, the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event from 2019 and early 2020 actually showed what became of Clark and Lois in the present day. It revealed that Clark gave up his powers, and he and his wife lived a quiet life on the Kent farm. And DC has published several comics taking place past the end of the TV series, pushing the story forward. Will they ignore all that for the new series? Actually, they easily could. The end of Crisis saw a new Multiverse form. So all of those new continuity bits may go down the drain. We just hope we see Smallville Clark as Superman at last. Fans have waited long enough.