In a season already filled with guest appearances from across the DC Universe, “Smallville” executive producer Brian Peterson recently revealed that Zatanna and Martian Manhunter will both return to the series before the end of the current season.
“We bring some old favorites back in like Zatanna and Martian Manhunter,” Peterson revealed to Daemon’s TV. “So [Clark’s] in the thick of the universe that he's going to be in when he's Superman this season.”
While Peterson didn’t mention if Serinda Swan and Phil Morris would reprise their respective roles as Zatanna and Martian Manhunter; it seems likely given the reluctance that the “Smallville” producers’ have shown towards the idea of recasting important roles like Lex Luthor and Lana Lang.
Peterson also stated that Clark will be a mentor to the Wonder Twins before the end of the first half of the season. The much anticipated two-part Justice Society episode by comic scribe Geoff Johns will appear early in the second half of the season.
Peterson also elaborated on whether this will be the final year for “Smallville.”
“We're hopeful for a Season 10,” Peterson said. “I can say that for sure. That is beyond even my cloudy crystal ball. I can say that we're hopeful for a season ten and I think that would be very exciting, a challenge for all of us as Clark and Lois are getting together.
“We've spent a lot of time actually in the last two years working on a path should it end, this season, next season, in two seasons,” Peterson continued. “Looking at the wider story arcs for the seasons, yes, we do have a plan. I think there's a lot more stories to tell before Clark actually makes his final move into becoming Superman. But we do have a plan, I'm not even going to say should this be the last season. I'm not even going to say that. We have a plan. I don't want this to be the last season.”
Are you excited to hear that Zatanna and Martian Manhunter are coming back to “Smallville”? How many seasons do you think “Smallville” should run? Should this be the last season? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!