No Conflict between Superman and Smallville

Fans of both TV’s Smallville and Warner Bros.’ upcoming Superman film by Bryan Singer can relax – the two projects aren’t going to crash head on into each other.

Miles Millar, executive producer on Smallville, recently spoke with Sci-Fi Wire ( about relations between the show and the movie’s creative staffs.

“It’s been much better,” Millar said. “Bryan Singer’s a fan of the show, and we sat down and had dinner with him and the writers of the movie [Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris], who we know as well. There’s been much more of a dialogue than there was with the J.J. [Abrams] and McG movie. So it’s been much better, and we really feel that we’re attuned and aligned and know what each other is doing so we don’t step on each other’s toes. So we’re really happy with how it’s going.”

Millar says his writing staff took great precautions to treat the franchise seriously, as did parent-studio Warner, by establishing strict guidelines for the show to follow. One of those asks that no Kryptonian appear on the show, hence the presence of Jor-El in audio format only. Millar confirmed that Clark’s real father will be back this current season, once again voiced by franchise vet Terence Stamp, who played General Zod in the first two movies.


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