Rumors of a Smallville reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (November 28) as reports claimed that The WB confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 29/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 19 years since Smallville first aired?! (19 years, 1 month, 13 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Smallville end?
When Smallville came to an end after 10 years in May 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore), Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), Martha Kent (Annette O'Toole), Zod (Callum Blue), Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman), Whitney Fordman (Eric Johnson), Lois Lane (Erica Durance), Jason Teague (Jensen Ackles), Lionel Luthor (John Glover), Jonathan Kent (John Schneider), Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley), Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk), Kara (Laura Vandervoort), Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum), Pete Ross (Sam Jones III), Davis Bloome (Samuel Witwer) and Clark Kent (Tom Welling). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Smallville reunion disappoint people?
Smallville aired from 2001-2011 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Schneider said he's not sure if Smallville would work today. “I don't want to see old Jonathan Kent,” he told a journalist (Schneider turned 60 in April). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Smallville movie?
In a recent interview, John Schneider said he can't imagine a Smallville reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Justin Hartley has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Smallville movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Smallville film, Annette O'Toole stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Smallville reboot?
Recasting Smallville for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Smallville reunion, a Smallville movie, or a Smallville reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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