Saturday, May 28, 2011

So Geeks Want to Know why We didn't see Tom Welling as Superman

The end of Smallville left many folks bitter. They were hoping to see Tom fly away in the super suit, but it didn't happen.

Now one of the executive producers, Brian Peterson sheds so light about it with THR

“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.
Okay, I get it. But how about y'all... Did you want to see him as Superman?

5 comments:

luciferosirisarnold said...

I saw Smallville as an alternate Universe.
So whatever or however it ended is just find with me.

Mechadude2001 said...

I think Brian Peterson offered a piss poor excuse. It's ridiculous for him not to fully be inthe suit. I really didn't watch that series, only a handfull of episodes. And i'm very glad i didn't reserve 22 hours of my life a year to them... just so they could really come short in the end.

Kieran Roy said...

I remember reading an article/interview about the show years and years ago when it first aired that said they never intended to have him in the suit. I'm unsurprised by this ending, and at least they followed through on their original intention.

I can't remember at all what the venue was for the article, though...

erik said...

I remember reading something similar, that we would never see him wearing the super suit.

It seemed to make sense at the time, since that would mean the Smallville story was over and the Superman story would begin.

But as time dragged on, it became time for that to happen... and yet it somehow kept finding excuses to avoid happening.

erik said...

I remember reading something similar, that we would never see him wearing the super suit.

It seemed to make sense at the time, since that would mean the Smallville story was over and the Superman story would begin.

But as time dragged on, it became time for that to happen... and yet it somehow kept finding excuses to avoid happening.