Posts Tagged ‘Luthor’

New Images from Smallville “Luthor” and “Icarus”

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Britt Irvin and Michael Shanks as Courtney Whitmore and Carter Hall

New images from “Luthor” and “Icarus.” They feature Tom Welling, Justin Hartley and Erica Durance with guest stars John Glover, Michael Shanks and Britt Irvin.

Luthor Gallery | Icarus Gallery

Episode Review: Luthor

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

As if BP didn't already have a public relations nightmare on its hands. Thanks a lot, Gus! Looks like tar was a SPLENDID choice!

Here’s a little-known fact about your author: I’m a closet fan of Superman III.  I’ve always held the belief that movies needn’t necessarily be “good” to be entertaining, and as such, I’ve found so much to enjoy in the ill-fated third installment of the Christopher Reeve franchise over the years that I’d be lying if I said I didn’t thoroughly enjoy revisiting it from time to time.  Part of the reason for this requires yet another admission: I love evil Superman.  Yes, yes, I know this is a terrible thing to say.  And yet, I just find the very idea hysterical on so many levels.  What could be funnier than ripping open the side of an oil tanker just go score with a ditzy blonde, flicking peanuts needlessly and shattering glass, blowing out Olympic torches just before they’re lit, swigging shots of bourbon as a stunned populace looks on in disbelief, and flirting with Annette O’Toole rather than stopping a big rig from plummeting off the side of a bridge?  These are all “bad” things, to be sure, but I’m amused by odd things, I suppose.  In fact, as a kid, I still remember being thoroughly confused by the whole Leaning Tower of Pisa incident.  Wouldn’t straightening the tower actually be a good thing to do?  And to this day, I contend that Supes puts the tower back with more of a lean than he found it.  But no matter.  Suffice it to say that when I read the synopsis for “Luthor”, I was already predisposed to adore the episode.  Could Smallville capture an evil Clark that would rival Christopher Reeve’s manic, over-the-top portrayal back in 1983 (culminating in the peak moment of evilness as he forcefully lets go of the controls after seemingly crushing his helpless good half in a car smasher)?  Well no, it really had no chance of topping that.  But really, what could?  What we did get, though, was a highly-enjoyable episode that presented me with very few of the logic-leaping questions that plagued me last week in “Patriot”.  I was expecting an episode that, based on its premise alone, would be a great time to watch.  Fortunately, this time, I was right.

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Smallville “Luthor” screencaps now available

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I just uploaded the screencaps of the episode “Luthor,” check them out!

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Smallville’s Cassidy Freeman Talks Tess, Luthors and a Lois Truce

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Cassidy Freeman talks to TV Guide about becoming the newest member of Metropolis’ most messed-up clan and what we can expect from her Tess Mercer in the second half of the season. Here are some highlights

TV Guide Magazine: And you obviously worked with John Glover, who’s back as Lionel, right?
Freeman: One scene, yeah. It’s more pivotal for the characters than for the episode as a whole. There is a lot going on in the episode and I think the basis of it is Clark being Clark Luthor, how that would change Superman — you know, the crux of the last 10 years of the show. [Laughs] The scene I share with John Glover is really informative to my character. It shows how she is different. It’s not like we’re snuggling on the couch watching Charlie Brown, you know? It’s terse and it’s difficult and that’s the fun part of it.

TV Guide Magazine: Folks on Twitter want to know if Tess and Lois will ever bury the hatchet.
Freeman: I think so. Unfortunately the focus isn’t on Tess and Lois [Laughs], but I think they’re both looking at the bigger picture and letting troubled water travel under that bridge. The fact that they all know about Watchtower and we’re on the same team, it’s time to play by the same rules. Or at least try to!

TV Guide Magazine: Going forward for Tess, is she going to be a good Luthor or a bad Luthor?
Freeman: That hasn’t been decided yet. I think she’s going to try to be good, she’s done a lot of work this season to get where she is and I don’t think learning her DNA is gonna change that immediately. The Luthors have not treated her great, so she has no sense of familial connection there, so I think that she’ll keep trying to bushwack her own path. Did I just say ‘bushwack’? That is incredible. [Laughs]

Lionel Luthor Lives! Scoop on the Return of Smallville’s Big Bad Dad

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Smallville’s dearly departed Lionel Luthor is back in action this week, and E! Online had the pleasure of chatting up his alter ego John Glover. Here are the highlights.

What was your reaction to finding out they wanted you back on the show?
It was a big surprise. When Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson called me and said, “Would you be interested in coming back?” I said, “How in the world could I do that? I must have been a pile of broken bones and organs all smooshed together—I got pushed out of a 30-story office window.” But they found this quite interesting way and the episode is a lot of fun.

What about the surprising new father-daughter dynamic between Tess (Cassidy Freeman) and Lionel?
When they told me that I had an illegitimate daughter who’s running the Daily Planet, I was shocked. But then I saw her and everything was fine, because Cassidy is swell. We had a great time working together.

Any chance alterna-Lionel is a big ol’ softie?
See, I believed in [the original Lionel]. I saw the love and the heart and the soul of that Lionel. He did such beautiful things for Lex; what other father, in a way to strengthen his son, would give his son shock treatment—twice! That’s because he loved him so much. It was only to make him strong, you see? [Laughs.]

Don’t miss “Luthor“, the start of John’s incredible four-episode arc, on Smallville this Friday at 8/7c on the CW.

Smallville “Luthor” Trailer

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

The CW has released the trailer for the episode “Luthor.” The episode features John Glover who returns as Lionel Luthor.

Luthor” airs on December 3 on the CW.

17 “Luthor” Images

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

John Glover returns as Lionel Luthor

The CW has released 17 images from the episode “Luthor” which features Tom Welling and John Glover who returns as Lionel Luthor.

Luthor” airs on December 3 on the CW.

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First Look at Smallville episode “Luthor”, Michael Shanks’ final appearance

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

First Look at Smallville episode Luthor

As Smallville races — faster than the proverbial speeding bullet — to its series finale in the spring, familiar faces continue to pop back into the world of Clark Kent (Tom Welling). Even dead people. Lionel Luthor (John Glover), pushed out of a building to his death by son Lex in Season 7, returns to the CW drama on December 3 for the first of four episodes. Then, on December 10, Michael Shanks makes his final appearance as Hawkman and Chloe (Allison Mack) returns, briefly. (She’ll be in four more episodes before the series ends.) “It is a great cliff-hanger going into the spring run, because there are a couple of pretty big twists in that episode,” says executive producer Brian Peterson. “Things don’t go very well for our heroes. Just when Clark is on top of the world, things kind of crash down around him.”

Source: TV Guide

“Luthor” Official Description

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The CW has released the official description of the December 3rd episodeof SmallvilleLuthor.”

JOHN GLOVER RETURNS AS LIONEL LUTHOR; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KELLY SOUDERS MAKES HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — Tess (Cassidy Freeman) acquires a Kryptonian box that once belonged to Lionel Luthor (John Glover). When Clark (Tom Welling) accidentally activates the box, he’s transported to a parallel universe where Lionel found Clark in the cornfields instead of the Kents. In this universe, Clark Luthor is a murderer and Lois (Erica Durance) is engaged to Oliver (Justin Hartley) and both of them hate Clark. Clark must be careful not to tip off Lionel that he’s not his son while trying to figure out how to get back to Earth where the monster Clark Luthor was transported in his place.

Executive Producer Kelly Souders directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller.
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10.10 Luthor

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Airdate: December 3, 2010
Written by Bryan Q. Miller; Directed by Kelly Souders

Episode Info

This, uh, “Ultraman” persona you’ve come up with — genius. It’s a great way to strong-arm our opponents. But your display of ego is attracting too much attention. You’re getting reckless. Now, button up! – Lionel

JOHN GLOVER RETURNS AS LIONEL LUTHOR; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KELLY SOUDERS MAKES HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — Tess (Cassidy Freeman) acquires a Kryptonian box that once belonged to Lionel Luthor (John Glover). When Clark (Tom Welling) accidentally activates the box, he’s transported to a parallel universe where Lionel found Clark in the cornfields instead of the Kents. In this universe, Clark Luthor is a murderer and Lois (Erica Durance) is engaged to Oliver (Justin Hartley) and both of them hate Clark. Clark must be careful not to tip off Lionel that he’s not his son while trying to figure out how to get back to Earth where the monster Clark Luthor was transported in his place.

Guest Stars

John Glover (Lionel Luthor)
Linda Ko (Luthor Lawyer)
Lini Evans (Reporter)
Ilan Srulovicz (Thief)
Peter New (Coffee Shop Employee)
Jesse Wheeler (Coffee Shop Customer)
Joe Maffei (Newspaper Stand Worker)

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