With the CW’s Smallville about to begin its ninth, and presumably last, season on Friday September 25th, speculation had been running rampant that this would finally be the year we would see Superman, played by Tom Welling in the series, in all of his costumed glory. Of course, rumors circulated before, during and after Comic-Con in San Diego and they even gave fans a sneak peek at the actual costume during the Con. But unless you were there, you didn’t get a chance to see it. That is, until now.
Over at Screen Rant (via LilMissX on Twitter) they’ve got the first look at Welling’s new look as Superman for the show’s new season. Granted, its not the costume we all know and love but still, it seems to be a step in the right direction. It also seems to follow the mythology established for the show. Its not exactly canon, but it does sorta work.
In addition to the new costume, there’s also some other tidbits of info on the new season including the that they will address the non-flying “issue,” Geoff Johns will be writing an episode, Clark will be dealing with issues on trying to be only a hero, leaving the personality of Clark behind and that Welling will be directing an episode or two. Also, there’s appearances by Metallo, General Zod and the Wonder Twins. So, some good and some not-so-good news. Still, the costume may work. We’ll see.
Check out a larger view of the costume after the jump.