TV Line invited Smallville executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson to preview the end of the beginning of mild-mannered Clark’s extraordinary journey. Here are the highlights.
As Clark enters this final phase of his journey, “The insecurity is gone,” says Souders, “which is good. But the way that some of the world has turned -– and certainly the fact that some people, his compadres so to speak, have turned against him -– has taken its toll on him.” So a critical aspect to the coming arcs will require silencing the zealots behind the Vigilante Registration Act and keeping the Suicide Squad in check.
In addition to Darkseid eventually taking corporeal form and possible encores by the likes of Granny Goodness (Christine Willes), watch for older foes such as Zod (Callum Blue) to resurface. “Potentially a lot of characters could come back,” Peterson said.
New powers during these final months? “Maybe,” Peterson allowed. “We’ve talked about a couple [options], but we haven’t solidified anything.”
This much is certain: The first meeting in this ‘verse between Tess and her daddy “is going to be awesome,” Peterson raves.
“There’s a lot of arcs within [the second half], but obviously the main arc is Clark eventually turning into Superman.”