SMALLVILLE’s really pulling out all the stops for this final season, aren’t they? The producers teased that some stars from the show’s past would be returning and now Splash Page's relayed that James Marsters is coming back as Brainiac… in a fashion. See the last time the mad man with the mega mind showed up on the show, he was taken to the future in the custody of the Legion of Superheroes. Now, he’ll be returning as Brainiac 5, a heroic living computer who’s traditionally been a member of the Legion.
The details haven’t been divulged as to exactly what the circumstances of #5’s appearance will be in this 200 episode. Will Marsters be playing a reformed Brainac? Or one of his ancestors? The actor doesn’t actually even know, himself. He’s just got his fingers crossed that the SFX wizards are going to make him look “bomb strong.” I can’t help but smile about that last admission. We all know that superhero backstories can run more than a tad convoluted. I’m sure a lot of times these actors just focus on their lines without necessarily knowing (or needing to know) what the greater context is. == TEASER ==
I’m pretty impressed by just how much of the DC universe SMALLVILLE’s been able to fit in, but man… 200 episodes and no Superman (nor Superboy!) yet? I was always a little skeptical about how many stories you could tell about Supes when he wasn’t Supes and I guess the answer’s been proven to be at least ten years worth.