Starting with the September 25 season premiere, Brian Austin Green will play John Corben, a new Daily Planet reporter who becomes the comic-book villain Metallo. In the aftermath of an accident, Corben is mysteriously outfitted with a heart made of kryptonite. Executive producer Kelly Souders won’t reveal the identity of his Frankenstein-esque savoir, but says Corben is turned into “a rough version of Metallo, a first attempt at the technology, and eventually he’ll get sleeker.”  
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So might we see him again? “Well of course—it’s Smallville,” she says with a laugh.

“We’re actually throwing some ideas around right now in the hopes that we might be able to bring him back for another episode.”


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