Arrow Comes To Smallville!
Guide's July 24 edition, now arriving in subscriber mailboxes
with a nifty Tom Welling cover, has a BIG scoop -- that the DC
Comics character of Oliver Queen, better known to fans as Green
Arrow, will be making an appearance in Smallville
for a story arc that will go for "at least seven episodes."
will start to form the nascent Justice League," Smallville
executive producer Alfred Gough tells TV Guide in this
week's issue. "He's trying to find like-minded people with
special powers and put a more formal structure in place."
goes on to say that Clark will initially be wary of Green Arrow,
much like he was when future characters such as the Flash or Aquaman
showed up in previous seasons. "Ultimately Clark will see
the value of what he is trying to do," Gough says. "But
as he's gotten older, Clark has become more cautious. He will
always be there to help out, but he doesn't want to be part of
a formalized organization."
as big as the announcement of the character is the casting - Justin
Hartley, who played the role of AC/Aquaman in Millar &
pilot will be playing the role of Ollie.
says that Hartley was quickly offered the Smallville gig.
"What really appealed to us is that he has a great combination
of sexiness and humor," Gough says.
does not reveal when Oliver will first appear on the show,
though here at KryptonSite, we are hearing that he may show up
as early as the season's second episode, "Sneeze." (Visit
the KryptonSite spoilers page for more about the new season!)
also reveals that Lois Lane will take a romantic interest in the
Also in this
week's article is one of the first print mentions of Aaron
Ashmore's casting as Jimmy Olsen, who will be a recurring
guest star. "In our first episode back, they reconnect,"
Gough says. "And so Chloe Sullivan finally gets a boyfriend."
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