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Clark Kent Can't Fly

Or at least he isn't planned to do so on SMALLVILLE.

By Frank Kurtz     July 19, 2001

SMALLVILLE star Tom Welling at the SWORDFISH premiere.
© 2001 Sue Schneider

Once again, producer and co-creator Alfred Gough is maintaining that there are no plans to have the teenage Clark Kent of the WB's upcoming SMALLVILLE too overtly like his adult persona of Superman. For example, don't plan on his flying any time soon.

While appearing at the Television Critics Association gathering in LA, Gough spoke of this matter, saying, "He never started out flying. He could leap quarter miles. I think the world of wirework and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, and THE MATRIX--there are interesting things that you can do that in a way are cooler than flying. But you'll never see him go like this [raising his arms in front]. That's not going to happen."

Gough also spoke of some of the things he'd like to see happen in the series as it goes on, saying, "I'd love to see Bruce Wayne come to Smallville. Maybe he went to boarding school with Lex Luthor. I don't know. I'm just saying it would be fun to have him come to Smallville. The DC universe is so great, and a lot of that comes down to their confidence in the show, but honestly it's about money and licensing more than anything."

Gough would also like to see Superman himself, Christopher Reeve, appear on the show, saying, "We'd love to have Christopher Reeve come and do a cameo, maybe play one of Clark's teachers. That stuff is great, and that's the stuff that's really fun, to use people from the different Superman incarnations and bring them into the show."


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