'Smallville' Returns To San Diego Comic-Con

SmallvilleLast spring, Warner Brothers announced that the upcoming tenth season of "Smallville" will also be its last. And while the show will begin its final chapter in the fall, several members of the cast and creative team coming to the San Diego Comic-Con for one final appearance.

Series stars Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman and Justin Hartley will headline the "Smallville" panel on Sunday, July 25 at 10:00a.m. in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center. "Smallville" showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will also be on the panel, with special guest moderator Geoff Johns; the recently named Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment who has also written two episodes of "Smallville."

For Welling, this will be only his second appearance at Comic-Con, following nearly a decade as Clark Kent. It's also interesting to note Freeman's appearance, as her character, Tess was seemingly killed off in the ninth season finale. Presumably, she will be revived in the new season.

The CW has already indicated that former "Smallville" cast members may return for the tenth season, with John Schneider's appearances already announced for the season premiere and a later episode.

Welling has previously indicated his desire to see Michael Rosenbaum reprise his role as Lex Luthor, despite Rosenbaum's earlier statement that he will not return to the series.

Although there haven't been any announcements yet concerning any new villains for the tenth season, it's widely believed that Darkseid and the New Gods may play a prominent role based on hints dropped during the ninth season by Johns himself.

The season premiere of "Smallville" will air on Friday, September 24.

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