Earlier this month, "Smallville" was renewed for a tenth season, thus ensuring that Tom Welling's future as Clark Kent on the CW Network is secure for at least another year. However, rumors have emerged that at least one other member of the main cast won't be so lucky.
According to Entertainment Weekly, "a major castmember" will be killed off in the ninth season finale. The article hints that the victim will be one of the following: Lois Lane (Erica Durance), Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk), Perry White (Michael McKean), Martha Kent (Annette O'Toole), Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley), Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman) and Zod (Callum Blue).
The report also points out that Mack isn't under contract for next season and Freeman and Blue might be expendable once the current storyline wraps up. Lana Lang's inclusion on that list is also intriguing, as Kreuk left "Smallville" at the end of the seventh season, but returned for a few episodes in the eighth season. The article also seems to hint that Kreuk may return to the show once more.
Last week, Michael Rosenbaum dashed rumors that he would return to "Smallville," despite indications that the producers of "Smallville" still have plans to use Lex Luthor.
Martha Kent and Perry White will return to the series before the end of the season, along with Martian Manhunter and Metallo. Max Lord and Franklin Stern will debut in the same episode, which may decide the future of the Daily Planet.
The remaining episodes of the ninth season of "Smallville" will begin airing this Friday.
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