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FutureStarrFuture Stars in Smallvill
It’s like American Idol, but without the big cash prize, and the singing show is at a local church in smallvill, Indiana. The people who travel there from all over the country each year hope to be crowned the next big music act and eventually crack the big time. They endure years of practice and auditions, but that’s okay because they love the music and the community.
After former superhero Sylvester Pemberton (Jim Shields) — also known as Star-Spangled Kid — is killed by supervillain Icicle (Wesley MacInnes), Chloe and Clark begin investigating the murder. The pair discover that Sylvester was part of a group known as the Justice Society of America, which was led by a man named Carter Hall (Michael Shanks), who went by the name Hawkman. They also learn that Carter Hall and the rest of the Justice Society of America have been monitoring Clark and his super hero friends. Another member of the JSA, Doctor Fate (Brent Stait), arrives and informs Clark that he will lead the new generation of superheroes, just as Hawkman led the JSA. After Icicle kills Wesley Dodds (Ken Lawson), whose code name was Sandman, Hawkman and Sylvester's apprentice Stargirl (Britt Irvin) decide to set a trap for Icicle. In the process, Green Arrow interrupts the trap, which causes Hawkman to threaten his life. Oliver calls in John Jones for support, who helps convince Hawkman, Stargirl, and Doctor Fate to work with Green Arrow, Clark, and himself to bring down Icicle. At the same time, Lois receives a package from an organization known as Checkmate, led by Amanda Waller (Pam Grier), which leads her to discover the existence of the JSA. Split up into pairs, Doctor Fate saves John from Icicle's attack, sacrificing himself and giving John his powers back at the same time. Banding together, instead of splitting up, Clark, Hawkman, Jones, Stargirl, and Green Arrow defeat Icicle. In the end, Hawkman and Stargirl decide to locate the other members of the JSA, their children, and their protégés to help organize a new generation of superheroes. Icicle is transported back to Agent Waller, who tells him he is part of the Suicide Squad and then shoots him. Afterward, Waller meets with Tess, who is revealed to be another agent of Checkmate.
Before the CW was taken over by superhero shows like The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and now, Supergirl, it was a much simpler time for superheroes on television. In fact, DC Comics reigned over teen audiences with just one comic book-inspired series titled, Smallville — that centered itself around a yet to be fully realized Superman as he lived out his days on Earth trying to fit in. Clark Kent, played by actor Tom Welling, dealt with everything from daily crime to fitting into dating. And, unsurprisingly so, the show that premiered in 2001 ended up lasting ten whole seasons before it finally reached its end in 2011. However, the show did much more than play alongside society's ever-growing obsession with superheroes, it also opened the doors to seriously successful careers for a number of actors who were just starting out over the timespan of its ten year run. That's right. A number of different well-known actors guest starred on Smallville . (Source: www.bustle.com)
Over the course of its 10-year run, Smallville — The WB, and later The CW, drama about a young Clark Kent — produced more than 200 emotion- and action-packed episodes. The series introduced the world to stars Tom Welling (who played Clark Kent), Kristin Kreuk (who played Lana Lang), Michael Rosenbaum (who played Lex Luthor), and Allison Mack (who played Chloe Sullivan). And it also served as early exposure for guest stars Amy Adams, Ian Somerhalder, Lizzy Caplan, Cory Monteith, Cobie Smulders, and Tyler Posey.
While Welling has found roles in Hollywood that coincide with his professional desires, thus far those opportunities have only allowed him to act. But Welling is equally interested in producing. “I grew up unknowingly looking at guys like [Robert] Redford and [Warren] Beatty — guys who created opportunities for themselves as soon as they could,” he said, which is why he launched Tom Welling Productions toward the end of Smallville’s run. (Source: www.buzzfeed.com)