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Zatanna & Martian Manhunter Return To Smallville

The list of guest stars keeps getting bigger.



Smallville seems to be getting more and more guest stars these days.  We've heard about members of the Justice Society stopping by along with the Wonder Twins upcoming visit.  
 
MTV has mentioned that executive producer Brian Peterson has revealed that both Zatanna and Martian Manhunter will return at some point in this season.  If my memory serves me, I seem to recall that people were pleased with Zatanna's appearance.
 
There hasn't been any confirmation whether or not the same actors, Serinda Swan and Phil Morris, will return to the roles.  You would think it'd be crazy if they did recast them if there were any questions of salary or availability.  The good thing about the show is that they haven't tried to recast Michael Rosenbaum as Lex or Sam Jones III as Pete Ross (although I'm sure there would be viewers that wouldn't mind if Lana Lang was recast).  
 
Peterson also said that they were hopeful for another season after this. He feels there is still more stories to tell about Clark before he fully becomes Superman.  I'm not sure if I agree with that.
 
Are you excited about the return of Zatanna and Martian Manhunter?  Would you want to see a tenth season after this?  Does it bother you that Clark still hasn't become Superman?
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Posted by TheMess1428
Posted by NightFang

I want M.M. to get his powers back and be a full time cast member then get his own spin-off.

Posted by TicketyTock

tihs yloh 

Posted by TheBug

 


Love me some Phil Morris Martian Manhunter.  He is some kind of sexy.
 

   @TheMess1428 said:

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Clark does need at least one more season before they wrap it up. I was hoping Conner would appear eventually and hopefully a return of Bizarro. Hal Jordan would have been awesome too. Or maybe John, Kyle, Guy, or Alan instead, since they had to use Bart instead of Jay, Barry or Wally. How about a Titans reference? Maybe Kara returns? "


Some Lanterns would be awesome.
 

Posted by sora_thekey
@NightFang said:
"I want M.M. to get his powers back and be a full time cast member then get his own spin-off. "

Yeah what would be the point of doing this is he doesn't have any powers anymore?
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Edited by johnny_spam

Somehow they put in as many DC characters as possible but the other two most influential keep getting left out especially since the Green Arrow in this show is more a composite Batman. I thought this restructuring of DC would mean that they could link there other media more but know I don't know what that meant I don't even know if they know what it meant.  Maybe I'm wrong maybe it's like that Batman: Brave and the Bold series Superman and Wonder Woman aren't going to show up on that. It's funny he mentioned Sam Jones since he is probably going to get locked up for 20 years.

Posted by Kurrent

Hal Jordan would make sense since he and Ollie are friends

Posted by Retnex

Lana shouldn't come back...
Posted by killzbeef54

I respect peoples opinion to not like the show but I love Smallville 
 
Zatanna and Metallo were some of the best interpretations of the characters, I can't wait for Speedy
Posted by Obsurity

I wouldn't mind weeing wither characters again especially MM because he needs his powers back. As for another season, it should have ended alread but there's so much to do. They could do some if not most in a made for TV movie
-Lex needs to return 
-Lois and Clark 
-He needs to fly 
-Chloe needs to die or leave 
-Hopefully a Green Lantern and Titan reference 
-Fix a poorly done Zod character and the rest of the Kandorians
Posted by Mbecks14

I ♥ Zatanna
 
especially as Serinda Swan. ow ow

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23
@Obsurity said:
" I wouldn't mind weeing wither characters again especially MM because he needs his powers back. As for another season, it should have ended alread but there's so much to do. They could do some if not most in a made for TV movie-Lex needs to return -Lois and Clark -He needs to fly -Chloe needs to die or leave -Hopefully a Green Lantern and Titan reference -Fix a poorly done Zod character and the rest of the Kandorians "
They should kill chole, or even better Clark goes back into the pass you know to save Jimmy because Chole wanted him to do it and when Clark goes back into the past she gets killed by doomsday or something end of chole.
Edited by AngelFrost

Yay, Zatana   :D
I'd love to see an appearance of Wonder Woman, or something atleast. 
 
@Obsurity:
Chloe's a great character!

Posted by AngelFrost

Give Chloe her powers back!!!!

Posted by Archetype

If it wasn't for the guest appearances of other characters I wouldn't even consider watching this show it should be retitled DCU the tv series.

Posted by The_MVPs
@Kurrent said:
" Hal Jordan would make sense since he and Ollie are friends "
That would be cool.
 
I'd also continue to watch if they did indeed come back for a tenth season. Still wanna see what happened to Lois in the future.
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Posted by pixelized

I'll set my dvr for Z

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Posted by Bruce Vain

Glad to see them returning. I would like to see J'onn get his powers back and I would like to see him in  his TRUE Martian form at least once. 
 
I know they won't have Batman/Bruce Wayne in it. But can they at least like mention him give him at least a nod like rumors of a man dressed up as a bat in Gotham. Just give me something !! 
 
This show definitely needs one more season to have Clark finally be Superman, & perhaps bring in Darkseid & bring back Doomsday for round 2.
Posted by LoganRogue24

i rather Kara Laura Vandervort back i miss her alot on sv. MM and Zatanna are cool to but this show has become DC hero cameo show now. last few eppisodes are about Ollie last time i checked the show was about Clark Kent not Oliver Queen.
Posted by Obsurity
@AngelFrost: I love Chloe, I started watching the show because of her. I thought she was incredibly hot, lol... 
Something will happen to her because she's not a part of the comic book plus I believe her contract is up after this season
Posted by Charmix

Thank god Zatanna going to come back :D

Posted by Raia
@TheMess1428 said:
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Clark does need at least one more season before they wrap it up. I was hoping Conner would appear eventually and hopefully a return of Bizarro. Hal Jordan would have been awesome too. Or maybe John, Kyle, Guy, or Alan instead, since they had to use Bart instead of Jay, Barry or Wally. How about a Titans reference? Maybe Kara returns? "

I agree. I always thought they could have a Titans ep since they presented Bart Allen instead of Barry or Wally. And bringing in Connor would've been great. Seeing that they aren;t going fully from the comic, they bring Connor in to try to bring Superman down or something. Whatever they choose, it would be awesome. This season is really good, the only thing I have a problem with is the death of Jimmy. He doesn't die from my knowledge of comics.
Posted by crazywolf

I don't watch Smalville but I'll check it out for Zatanna. That costume is hot.

Edited by UnsolvedParadox

I'd like to see another season, although I'll be wary if Allison Mack still intends to leave after this one. 
 
At this point, Sam Jones III really can't come back to the show in light of his legal problems...

Posted by AirDave817

I'm stuck at the beginning of the Season 7 box set. I switched over from watching the episodes to just getting the box. What's disappointing is that in the Smallville Universe everyone is an @$$. No one trusts each other. Kara hated J'onn - as far as the episodes I've seen. I would be happy if the show morphed so that Clark could become Superman. It looks like this season he may already be there. Obviously he's a positive force in unifying the universe...   

Posted by King Saturn
man... I havent been keeping up with this season Smallville at all... it just doesnt seem the same anymore... maybe its because its airing on Fridays now instead of Saturday... but even so... it seems that the show has lost some of its flare to me...maybe the return of Martian Manhunter and Zatanna can draw some excitement to the show for me...
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Posted by Emerald Warrior

Zatanna and Martian Manhunter? where?!  where?!  
have they ever been in Smallville...?  
OH! wait...you mean "Magician Girl" and "Black Detective Dude"...riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. 

Posted by kornfan82

My problem with the show is clark can't fly yet. Yes I said clark, not Kal-el. If it was Kal, he would not care about Chloe or lois or oliver or anyone. We all saw that episode where Kal-el came out and flew into space and his mother put black kryptonite on his chest. Clark is alive and well, not ready to be superman. Still a lot to cover. Plus I hope they bring doomsday back, wasn't a real fight between the 2 of them. I was totally disappointed that they killed jimmy olsen, he has a long history with both clark, superman and lois. I mean jimmy was right there when superman and doomsday fought in the comics. Even the new episodes have some history with the green lantern. The new people have to do with the sun, that's where they get their power.
Posted by Emerald Warrior
@Retnex said:
" Lana shouldn't come back... "
HELL! the entire series should have NEVER come back!
Posted by Samuraikenpo

I want helen slater to come back
Posted by TheMess1428
Posted by LoganRogue24

sv kinda sucks now it is not sv anymore its a dc cameo show now.
Posted by Media_Master

I like the show mainly because it looks so darn nice, like they have a budget. Also this season has been pretty good so far.

Posted by pixelized
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Posted by Grim

bad show. Should have ended right before Supergirl showed up. They could have ended it and made a twice as successful Superman show by now. Instead their shitting all over decades of beloved lore. their fudging up the core of fanatstic characters (Zat? Bart?  Supergirl? Cyborg? None of these people should even have powers until way after Superman). 
 I hate this whole "Blur" deal. I hate that Pete was like his 3rd best friend. I hate that Lex is gone. I hate that Jimmy's dead. I hate that Clark has already delt with Doomsday.
 Its all dumb. I want it gone.

Posted by Green ankh

I think Smallville has hit its stride. One more season would be good. But that is it. I don't mind that "Superman" hasn't shown up. And i can understand why. I think It sould end with Clark opening his shirt to revil the REd S
Posted by LoganRogue24

Grim i agree with you cept about the Kara thing i think loseing Kara was a bad move on svs part you kind of had something good with Kara cept the writers mainley Swimmer and Slavin just did not like the Kara charater for some reason. the only thing good about season 9 is clois well for me. iam only still watching sv cause i want to see the end of Clarks journey. i have a feeling that if AL and Miles stayed they were gonna have Clark and Kara done the suits together. thats my opion anyway.
Posted by rasx

Me too I only watch this show for the guest stars and it's the only comic TV series out now, looking forward to seeing Z and MM return. ok you can't use Bruce, but how about a villian from Gotham City!

Posted by TheMercwithmouth

 I think that they should start uniting the Justice League or at least bring Batman/Bruce Wayne in it. Or they could get Wonder Woman and Clark would like Wonder Woman and he would be stuck in a love triangle with Diana and Lois. And they could at least start cloning Clark and get Conner. And they should get Lex Luthor back but a different actor. The last one sucked. And get Jimmy back on the show. What kind of Superman series kills Jimmy Olsen off? And get Darkseid back too. For those of you who don't know, Batista should play Darkseid again. And get the Apokolips their with him too. And if he does come back, he should find out that Chloe works with Clark. Darkseid should kill Chloe after that, because I don't remember Chloe being in a Superman series. And they could at least bring a Green Lantern like Hal Jordan or Guy Gardner of Abin Surr before he dies. And get Sinestro. Then from there it could connect to the Green Lantern movie. And if they do get Hal on the show, he should be played by Ryan Reynolds in which Ryan is already playing as Hal. And they should totally let Jackie Earl Haley play as Sinestro in Smallville (if he comes) and the Green Lantern movie. Last thing.......................................................................
 
BATMAN on SMALLVILLE PLEASSE!

Posted by SilverGalford

hey that martian needs his original color !!!!  zatanna is ok

Posted by Waver

The thing that annoys me is that this is about before Clark was superman. Shouldn't there be no cameo's of super heroes since he hadn't met them yet?
:S

Edited by MKF30

I love some haters on here, Smallville owns. Period, easily the best super hero show and 10 years kind of proves that... 

Just so everyone knows, the 10th season was already confirmed at this years Comic Con and with the news of Welling and Durance being inked for 2 more years (2009 and 2010) so that's not new but I do believe they should have gone that way anyway and go for the full 10 years which I'm happy they're doing. 
 
I also read that Darkseid will at some point pop up in the 10(last season) of Smallville..hmmm, Speedy was another to show up at some point. Should be interesting. 
 
MMH I'm sure Phil Morris will reprise his role, he's done it this long and the actress for Zatanna was perfect! 
 
Michale Rosenbaum had dinner recently with one of the producers, so I'm SURE if Lex comes back which he hinted at no reason why Rosenbaum wouldn't reprise his role. 
 
Supergirl I'd hope would come back at some point, MMH should get his powers back too. I see NO reason to bring back Lana, that chapter is done with, closed and shouldn't be reopened...we've had 9 years of Lana/Clark, now it's time for Lois and Clark...

Posted by Charmix

I heard she's coming back to in the episode entitled Warrior

Posted by grimreaper1980

can you blame them about zatanna, seeing her i can't help but think who needs supergirl

Posted by MKF30

lol, they both look gorgeous if you ask me but with Supergirl seeking Kandor, and Clark being the main character anyway I'm fine with seeing more JL and JSA members pop up honestly ;)