Welling and Rosenbaum Working on “Smallville” Animated Sequel

Tom Welling has revealed that he and Michael Rosenbaum are working on a “Smallville” sequel in animated form.

Welling made the revelation via a Cameo video saying, “Michael Rosenbaum and I are actually working on an animated series to bring those characters back to life, and use as many of the original cast members as possible.”

Welling jokingly adds, “Don’t tell anybody, though. It’s a secret, we’re still working on it.”

“Smallville” ran for 217 episodes across 10 seasons, ending in 2011.

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June 24, 2021 8:32 am

It could be cool but I thought his Clark dropped his powers and checked out of a multiverse ending conflict. Will he let his voice be associated with the character wearing the costume or is he gonna insist on jacket and jeans even in animation.

June 25, 2021 8:08 am
Reply to  Steve Younis

That would make sense though it still means his Superman career was extremely brief. Though I guess if they got a lot of episodes it might feel less so.

Makes me wonder if they’ll take any cues from the Season 11 comics.

June 24, 2021 8:52 am

YES!!!! 😀

June 24, 2021 10:43 am

He’s got two kids to pay for…
But on a more serious note, if he’d actually BE Superman, even in animated form, as far as I’m concerned all would be forgiven (except for the time he flirted with my wife at a Con in Portland, I’m usually the jealous sort, but I know when I can’t compete).

June 24, 2021 11:14 am
Reply to  afriend

All that’s missing now is an announcement of a Brandon Routh HBO Max Superman series. Please make it happen WB. There’s plenty of room for multiple versions of Superman on all media platforms. Please WB, there are a lot of fans that want this. Myself included. 🙂

June 26, 2021 6:59 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Last I checked Brandon would still be interested if offered the Superman role WB. So please make it happen. A lot of us Superman fans would be really really really happy if you did. I mean Keaton is coming back to play Batman in the Flash movie, Affleck is rumored to be Batman in the movie as well, and Pattinson will be Batman in his own movie. So if there can be multiple versions of Batman, certainly there can be multiple versions of Superman too. 🙂

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June 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Reply to  afriend

I’m *NOT* usually the jealous sort…
I’m on vacation, leave me alone!!

June 24, 2021 12:24 pm

I suppose it depends on whether or not this takes place after Clark becomes Super Clark. The Metroville finale left a lot to be desired.

Peace Whoga

June 24, 2021 9:59 pm

I’ve gained a bit of an appreciation for the last few seasons of Smallville over the years and I found Season 11 decently entertaining for a while, so I’m down for this.
Assuming it’s a Superman show and not just yet another “no tights” affair. Welling seems to still have a chip on his shoulder about being called Superman.

June 25, 2021 8:21 am
Reply to  NeoRanger

Yeah, I mean he’s entitled to his opinion and if an actor just views it as a job that’s fine. It’s not like one should be required to have a extensive comics collection and a Superman Homepage account to play the character. Even though it’s nice when an actor does happen to be a fan or becomes a fan through having played the part. But at the same time if the idea of playing Superman or wearing the suit or being associated with being Superman is such an anathema then why even play Clark Kent? Even if it’s “before” that’s… Read more »

June 26, 2021 6:44 am
Reply to  MattComics

Yeah, I mean I get not wanting to be typecast or be seen as Superman more than as an actor, but once you’ve done ten seasons of being Superman in everything but name, it sounds like a silly hang-up. Back then it was perhaps more understandable too, as the only other examples were Chris Reeve and maybe Dean Cain (though only 4 years had passed since the end of L&C), but now, Routh moved on fairly easily from the role and Cavill, though largely still considered by many as Superman, has managed to plant himself firmly in the scene with… Read more »

June 26, 2021 10:26 am
Reply to  NeoRanger

They really did and the further away from High School it got the more strained and ridiculous it felt. Bending Superman lore over backwards to try and Matrix dodge the costume and the name. ..but also more enjoyable in a lot of ways because it was becoming more Superman and less The Dawson’s Creek Files (though there was still some of that). To be honest I can’t go back much further than Season 5 if I’m starting a rewatch.

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June 25, 2021 12:50 pm

An animated sequel?? Do we really need an animated sequel after 10 years of Smallville????? What else can they cover???????