Smallville Showrunners Explain Why They're Not Interested in a Reboot

Smallville Showrunners Explain Why They're Not Interested in a Reboot

After the recent news that saw the abandonment of Henry Cavill from the role of Superman for the next future projects of the DC Universe, which would see the commitment of a superhero of youthful features, also the TV series Smallville is returning to the mouths of long-time fans somehow making themselves talked about. In fact, given James Gunn's statements about the development of the new Superman character, many have wondered how similar this could be to what was seen in the iconic series Smallville and if its revival can be expected. In this regard, according to reports, the showrunners of Smallville, Al Gough and Miles Millar, have revealed to the general public that they have no interest in returning to the DC franchise to make a reboot. Let's discover their words in more detail.

No to the Smallville reboot

During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter , which featured the promotion of Wednesday's Netflix series, Al Gough and Miles Millar were asked if they would be interested in reviving Smallville.

Al Gough's answer was decidedly eloquent, the reasons seem to be mostly attributed to what was then a great freedom of expression and design! Below we share with you some key passages from the interview.

To be honest, no. I just read last night that James Gunn is writing a new younger Superman movie, and I was like, 'OK.'I feel like we were very, very lucky to do the show when we did because we could do the show that we wanted to do, and quite frankly, there was no committee sitting over us telling us what we could and couldn't do. I mean, we had Warner features, which didn't give us certain characters that we wanted, but we had to make the show that we wanted to make, and we weren't going to be allowed to do that today.

Given these considerations from the showrunners, and therefore aware that in the current state of things a Smallville reboot will never come to light, in case you have never had the opportunity to follow these events and want to recover them, we remind you that on Amazon you can find the complete box set of all seasons.

Some curiosities about the TV series

One of the curiosities about the production of Smallville, which we remind you having debuted way back in 2001 and which today boasts a total of 10 seasons, is that the TV series had to have an essential rule, that is Superman should never have worn the iconic suit that everyone we are used to seeing. This feature allowed the writers to focus more on other aspects of the character, and to narrate the superhero's first steps. In the cast of Smallville, in addition to Tom Welling in the role of the protagonist, were also present Kristen Kreuk in the role of Lana Lang, Michael Rosenbaum in those of the mysterious Lex Luthor, Erica Durance in those of Lois Lane, Allison Mack in those of Chloe Sullivan and finally Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.