‘The Smallville’ Animated Sequel Gets Another Update from Michael Rosenbaum: “It Looks Great”

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Superman is one of the most adapted superheroes when it comes to other media, from various animated projects to live-action shows and movies, there’s really plenty to be entertained with. One notable project is certainly ‘Smallville’ a live-action TV show which aired from 2002 until 2011 concluding its run after 10 seasons.

According to many fans ‘Smallville’ gave us the best young Superman played by Tom Welling and his arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor played by Michael Rosenbaum.

This year it’s going to be 13 years since the show ended its run, and in these 13 years, Rosenbaum and the creators of the original haven’t been sitting idly. For a few years now they have been working on an animated revival of the show, something that would serve as a sequel to the original ‘Smallville.’ Rosebaum recently updated the fans, confirming that the project is indeed in development and he has all the right names involved but is waiting for the right time to pitch it to Warner Bros.

Now in his most recent interview with ComicBook, Rosenbaum revealed that there’s more than just a good story and an idea, they already have some loose animation and are bidding their time until there’s the right moment to reveal it to the world:

Tom and I are working on a Smallville animated series that we’re trying to get made. It’s gonna take time. But the creators of Smallville are attached, they want to be a part of it. And we, you know, when it’s the right time, we’ll pitch it. You know, we’re working on it and we have some loose animation that we’ve worked [on] with someone who was just awesome. It looks great. So if we can get that made, that’d be awesome.

Rosenbaum is correct that this is the worst possible time to pitch such a project. Gunn already has his plate full with a slate of upcoming DCU projects, most of which are in early development with only a few of them being fleshed out or in production. There’s also the fact that one competing ‘Superman’ show was already canceled because Warner Brothers didn’t want it to serve as a competition for the upcoming ‘Superman’ scheduled to be released in 2025. we’re talking about ‘Superman & Lois’ a CW show based on Superman’s family life which will end its run this year after 4 seasons.

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