2011 TV News Archives

May 28, 2011: Why We Didn't See Tom Welling in the Superman Suit

Smallville "Smallville" Executive Producers Kelly Souders and Brain Peterson spoke with HollywoodReporter.com in the aftermath of the series finale of the 10 season TV series, and got an insight into why we never really saw Tom Welling in the Superman costume.

    "What we wanted to do all along was show hints at where he was going because that is a whole different story that is yet to be told," Peterson told THR. "It felt like it gave just enough without starting to tell a whole different story that is left for all the other media.'

    Peterson, who penned Part 2 of the finale with Souders, noted that the series has always been about Clark becoming the hero from the famed mythos and that the adventures of Superman were stories that have been -- and will continue to be told -- via other avenues, including Christopher Nolan's upcoming Man of Steel, set for next year. "[Showing Tom in the full suit] to me is just not super relevant and not what we were trying to do," he said.

    "We were actually thrilled that everybody came together and was on board with the shots that we specifically picked," he added.

    "We all wanted it to be the end of Clark Kent's journey because it's a show about Clark Kent," he said. "In the days when we saw him in a flannel shirt, the suit was the furthest thing from his mind."

Read the complete report at HollywoodReporter.com.

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