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E!Online Live Feed of Smallville Panel at Comic-Con! - I worship at the television altar
E!Online Live Feed of Smallville Panel at Comic-Con!

Pic credit to devidarkwolf on Twitter.

Okay, for anyone who might have missed it, here is the E!Online live feed of the Smallville panel at Comic-Con this morning (I've also posted the Newsarama live feed HERE). In attendance were the entire cast, including Tom Welling himself, and the producers. Some spoilers!

This one started at the bottom and moved up, so scroll all the way to the end of this entry to start reading.

11:31 End of the Smallville panel. I'm heading to the press room now to interview the cast. Stay tuned!

11:31 Kelly says, "this is the hardest working cast you have ever seen." By the looks of the preview for next season, it seems so!

11:30 Q: More Justice League episodes? Brian says they're going to do their best

11:30 Chloe and Clark's friendship now? "They have a little bit of a rocky start," so tune in, says Kelly.

11:29 Brian says they are thinking of doing a Green Arrow sidekick story as we speak.

11:28 Brian: "Just as Clark falls for Lois, she's falling for someone else." (Superman, perhaps?)

11:28 Tom avoids Q about which female he likes working with best.

11:28 "Metropolis" is a rumor at this point, the show is not changing names.

11:27 Q: Is there a chance for love for Clark and Chloe? Allison says that's "dead in the water" and Clark is a little occupied with other women. Chloe will be dealing with the loss of Jimmy and stepping into more of a powerful position, so she won't have time for a love interest. "Chloe and Oliver?" Justin wants it!

11:26 Q: Will there be a Smallville movie? They didn't answer. (Hmm, curious that they kept mum).

11:26 Q: What does Tom hope to accomplish tihs season? "I hope to close the gap between production and on set shooting." He wants to increase communication.

11:25 Man dressed as Superman asks about the new suit Clark wears this season, and mentions that spandex is comfy. Says Kelly: This show is about the origins. They know there is a long arc to become really who Superman becomes. It's a bumpy road. he's not going straight to a tailor and figure it out the first time, hence the all black suit.

11:23 Justin says Jimmy is dead. Kelly loves Aaron Ashmore and says he was a great actor, but the show has been trying to line of with the mythology. However, it's Smallville "and strange days happen," so we never know. (But don't hold your breath).

11:22 "There's a certain level of intensity that I need" says Callum of getting into the character of Zod. He jokes he listens toe heavy metal and punches himself in the face.

11:21 Says Allison, she likes to know there's more of a story than just a boy on the farm.

11:17 Justin says we will be seeing a lot more of the Green Arrow this season. "Last year I had a chance to play hime broken down a little bit," but they jumped out of it and he figured out his problem. We find out this year that Ollie is struggling and that will go on for a while. Brian says in the first eight episodes you "will see him hit rock bottom."

11:16 Q: What new characters from the DC universe this year? Metallo for the first two episodes, return Toyman and Roulette, says Brian.

11:16 Kelly says they actually had two different episodes for the season eight finale because they weren't sure if they would end the show last year. They do have a series finale planned if season nine is the last, but that can change if they are picked up. Brian says they're not worried about "stalling."

11:14 Jeph asks if we want to see a season ten. Haven't heard a crowd this loud at all of Comic-Con

11:13 Tom says he really enjoys the visual effects and stunts on the show. Moving over to the directing side has also been exciting.

11:12 Q: Will we see Wonder Woman on Smallville? Erica says, "Maybe Lois will dress up as Wonder Woman."

11:11 Geoff Johns just came up to the panel. Geoff says he's writing another episode. He wrote "Legion." This year will be "Justice Society of America." He gets Callum to say "Kneel before Zod." For everything he's heard about this season, Geoff says, "It's going to kickass."

11:10 Q: Any chance of a Smallville soundtrack release? They haven't thought about it. They'll pitch it soon.

11:08 Q: When is Clark going to fly? Brian says tune in to the season premiere because they address it then.

11:06 Allison says Tom is her favorite director. He's very supportive and gets very excited on set. Brian tells us Allison will be directing this season as well.

11:05 Tom Welling will be directing two episodes this season.

11:04 Q: Is Lex really dead? Brian says we know from mythos that Lex is "absolutely not dead."

11:04 Callum says how he came to be on the show: He had just moved back to London and didn't know it was Zod he was auditioning for. It was a character named Mason.

11:02 For Chloe, they originally wanted a different ethnicity, but they switched gears once they saw Allison.

11:01 Tom Welling almost wasn't on Smallville. They weren't showing the script at first, so he says it took a while for him to be convinced to audition. As soon as he saw the script, sans cape and tights, he was all for it. He's happy that he went through with it.

10:59 Kelly says you will be seeing more of Erica this season. 18 episodes in total.

10:58 A man dressed as Batman asking question at panel "When am I going to be on the show?" Tom Welling gives him his nameplate after signing it. No answer to teh question though.

10:56 Kelly thanks the fans for getting a season nine. (6,000 people are here) They are gunning for season ten.

10:55 Callum loves playing an evil character. The fans love his accent, which Callum says it's an act and he's really from Texas.

10:55 Cassidy on Tess: "It's been amazing to be apart of the show."

10:54 Allison on Watchtower: "I loev being in control, it's awesome." She gets to tell the supes what to do, not a bad job.

10:54 Erica on Lois and Clark: "I think you guys are going to be pretty excited this year. lois is dealing with being smitten with Superman and still finds Clark irritating." This season is going to be "spicy"

10:53 Tom says he's taking a bigger part in production this season.

10:50 Justin Hartley, Erica Durance, Allison Mack, Cassidy Freeman, Callum Blue, Tom Welling, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson all on the panel

10:48 That love scene between Clark and Lois was very hot and steamy.

10:47 The writers of Smallville are all in the audience.

10:47 Jeph Loeb moderating the Smallville panel. Even he is "shaking" from seeing the preview of season nine.

10:45 Zod returns: "Kneel before Zod!" Callum shown fighting with Tess. Lois is fighting in the future. Chloe with the gun. Oliver and Lois seem to be getting closer. Brian Austin Green looks freaky. Love scene between Lois and Clark. Showing a version of Clark in the future. Was that Lex on screen? Clark in a black cape with the S on his chest.

10:43 Sneak peek: Montage of Clark turning into the red/blue blur and his path to becoming a hero. "And he is not alone" Justice League is there with him! Aquaman, Black Canary, Impulse, Cyborg, Zatanna, Martian Manhunter, Supergirl and Green Arrow, plus the Legion. Don't forget Watch tower.

10:41 Sneak peek at season nine: "The world's greatest hero has risen" with the Superman logo on screen.

10:40 Smallville, as you know, will be moving to Friday nights on the CW.

10:35 Smallville is running late. Will start live blogging as soon as the cast gets out here.

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acampbell From: acampbell Date: July 26th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woot, you're a dear!! *hugs*

So Clark really will fall for Lois, thank goodness! I guess they're doing that "lining up" thing.

I wonder if the writing team had bodyguards? :)

I don't feel super hopeful about this coming season, but miracles can happen. Thanks for the info!

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 27th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I know we see things differently when it comes to Smallville, but I'm tremendously excited for S9. In particular I have high hopes for the influence Tom will have as a producer. He has demonstrated his good instincts about Clark in the episodes he has directed, and now he'll have the opportunity to extend those ideas to the entire show.

Tom seemed quite happy to be at Comic-Con, and he was as charming, intelligent, and articulate as he has always been in interviews. I hope it was a positive experience for him, and that maybe he'll be a little less of a recluse going forward.
acampbell From: acampbell Date: July 27th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I was immensely proud of him for not bailing, and am so relieved that it seemed to be a positive experience for him!

And, no one would be happier if you're correct about the coming season than me!!
gildinwen From: gildinwen Date: July 26th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
squeeee!!!! these spoilers give me hope. Allison not so much, but I'll discuss that on my lj so as not to harsh your squee
The shield!!! THE SHIELD!!!!!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 27th, 2009 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
It is all very exciting! And if you love the shield, you HAVE to see THIS.

Edited at 2009-07-27 10:20 am (UTC)
jude_judith82 From: jude_judith82 Date: July 26th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
All I have to say is Woot!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 27th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)
It sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it? \o/
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: July 27th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, thank you for this! ♥ *glomps*

Callum Blue sounds terrific. I love when the new actors are relaxed and funny. I can't wait to see him play Zod!

EEEE to Justin wanting Chlollie! One more fan to the list, hee.

Tom didn't seem to get that many questions, huh? Can't wait to watch the panels and see him in action, though! :D
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 29th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
It was so exciting to watch this get updated live, minute by minute!

Smallville has such a gift for casting. Callum Blue was entirely charming, and seems to be enjoying himself thoroughly as Zod. He said he's only acted with Tess so far. I wonder when we'll see Clark and Zod meet?

Have you had a chance to watch the vids of the panel yet? I love the look on Allison's face when someone from the crowd suggests Chlollie! And Tom is to die for, completely. *swoons*
starry_dawn From: starry_dawn Date: July 30th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't watched the panels yet. I've just been so swamped with work lately! (And it's so funny to say that and not mean uni work, hee.) I'm planning to watch all of them in the weekend. FUN! :D
silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: July 30th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)


I just realized you were the one that had the transcript up!!!

I knew I saw it somewhere!! Thanks for hooking a fangirl up.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: August 1st, 2009 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you enjoyed reading them. It was terribly exciting to watch them update live, line by line, and realize Tom was actually there, speaking! And that Val was there, too, drinking him in! :) I had three tabs open, one for Twitter and one for each live feed. I spent pretty much the entire day on the computer, waiting for each new pic, blog, or vid that popped up. It was a lot of fun.
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