Just when we’re starting to get over the loss of “Smallville” from our viewing schedules, series star Tom Welling drops a tease like this. At a recent SAG Foundation golf event, Welling told OnTheRedCarpet that he wouldn’t rule out the idea of a “Smallville” movie to update fans on the characters.
He says that early in the series, producers had discussed doing a movie to transition the characters from high school through college. “We played with the idea and what we found was there wasn’t time,” he says.
“Who knows in the future.” he adds, saying that if he was offered an opportunity to play Clark Kent in a “Smallville” movie, he wouldn’t turn the gig down. “Sure, I don’t see why not,” he says.
He won’t be involved in the upcoming Christopher Nolan “Man of Steel” film starring Henry Cavill, though. “They have other plans for Superman, which I’m a big fan of and I can’t wait to see what they do,” Welling says.
When Zap2it spoke with Erica Durance in January, she told us that while she’d consider playing Lois Lane again, it would have to be with her “Smallville” family.
“I would be open to all sorts of discussions about opportunities to revisit her,” Durance said, “but to me, where my mind is right now, it would have to be with Tom Welling. It would have to be with Michael Rosenbaum. It would have to be this Lois, that I know.”
Would you be interested in seeing a “Smallville” movie, or is it time for us to move on past the series? We do know one thing — in the unlikely event that there is a movie, Welling better wear that suit. For real.