With the impending end of "Smallville" following the upcoming 10th season, speculation has mounted that the CW would mine the vaults of DC's vast character library for a potential replacement. And apparently, that's exactly what the network is doing.
"We have started to talk about if there are other DC comic book adaptations," CW Entertainment President Dawn Ostroff told Digital Spy during the recent Television Critics Association press tour. "We haven't picked anything else up to develop yet, [but] we would like to see something on the air, so we're going to work on it."
"We are talking about everything," continued Ostroff. "The characters are there. We're looking at the DC library. There are different parts of the puzzle. At the end of the day, I would love to be able to say that 'Smallville' is going off the air and now we have something else is coming on."
"Blue Beetle" is heavily rumored to be the front runner for a potential "Smallville" spinoff following a well-received live-action test of Jaime Reyes transforming into the Blue Beetle armor as well as word that the Blue Beetle will appear alongside Booster Gold in an episode written by Geoff Johns during the 10th season.
"I'm not going to be able to say too much but [the episode] definitely [has] a lot of Clark and Kara discovering their past and what she's found while she's been away for the year about their family," said Vandervoort. "People have always wondered why Clark can't fly and that's going to be kind of discovered in this episode. It'll be good. It''ll be the usual banter between [Clark and Kara] as well."
The 10th season of "Smallville" will debut on Friday, September 24.
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