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Tom Welling: TV Guide Cover

Tom Welling: TV Guide Cover

Clark Kent may be more powerful than a locomotive, but even a Supeman can’t handle every crisis by himself. Enter Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow, the latest DC Comics character to visit Smallville.

Famous for his peerless skill with bow and arrow, Oliver will appear in at least seven episodes this season, which premieres September 28 on the new CW network. "He will start to form the nascent Justice League," says executive producer Al Gough. "He’s trying to find like-minded people with special powers and put a more formal structure in place."

As with previous superhero guest stars like the Flash, Clark (Tom Welling) will be initially wary of Green Arrow. "Ultimately Clark will see the value of what he is trying to do," Gough says. "But as he’s gotten older, Clark has become more caurious. He will always be there to help out, but he doesn’t want to be part of a fonnalized organization."

Justin Hartley, best known for playing hunky rich boy Fox Crane on NBC’s soap Passions, has been cast in the role. Hartley starred in the pilot for an Aquaman series that Gough and his producing partner, Miles Millar, had developed for CW; and when that show wasn’t picked up, they quickly offered Hartley the Smallville gig. What really appealed to us is that he has a great combination of sexiness and hunor," Gough says. That’ll also appeal to Lois Lane (Erica Durance), who Gough says will take a romantic interest in the emerald archer.

Cupid’s arrows will also hit Clark’s best friend, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), and a young Daily Planet coworker by the name of Jimmy Olsen. That’s right, Superman’s future pal joins the Smallville universe as a recurring guest star. Chloe and Jimmy met off screen a few years ago when they were summer interns at the Planet. "In our first episode back, they reconnect," Gough says. "And so Chloe Sullivan finally gets a boyfriend."

That’s one team-up even Clark should approve of. [TV Guide]

(Aaron Ashmore — aka Veronica Mars‘ former beau, Troy Vandegraff — has since been cast as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville.)

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  • Elisa

    Hot!

  • Lolita

    What happend to this show??Its sucking so much

  • kelly

    he looks strange sem to get better looking as he gets older

  • tom

    tom really needs to cut that hair off now….enough is enough.

  • t-dog

    wow tom looks totally diffrent!

  • dk

    that it happens to him to Clark? fat person sees itself! why?????

  • http://JUSTJARED sheila hubbard

    HEY YOU ARE JUST SO HOT EVEN IF YOU ARE MARRIED I THINK THAT SMALLVILLE IS GOING GREAT AND I’VE NEVER MISSED AN EPISODE I THINK THAT CLOE(ALLISON MACK)IS NOT DEAD I THINK THAT THE PRODUCERS JUST WANT TO BE DEAD BUT ON HER PROFILE IT SAYS THAT SHE IS NOT DEAD WELL I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE SO HOT

  • foxxy

    @Lolita:

    they axed all the original characters and brought in some dumb new characters thats why the show sucks now

  • jay

    wow..he certainly has become very fat …..what happened to all those abs he had in season1, 2,3