Smallville was an original CW drama from 2001-2011 that explored Superman’s origins. At Fan Expo Boston 2022, actors Tom Welling (Clark Kent) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) teased fans with the idea of Smallville returning as an animated series. The duo pitched the idea to the original show creators who are currently busy working on Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams Netflix series.
Whether an animated Smallville series will actually come to fruition is anyone’s guess. Now could be the perfect time to capitalize on 2000s nostalgia. The animated format would also allow the show to explore more of Clark’s powers without the constraints of live action.
In the meantime, Smallville fans can enjoy two podcasts: Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum and the Talk Ville Podcast where Welling and Rosenbaum dissect each episode of Smallville in order every week.