Tom Welling says he would be up for a 'Smallville' movie
After 10 seasons on air, Tom Welling bid goodbye to audiences as Clark Kent one last time on the "Smallville" finale on May 13. However, the actor might be up for more Kent adventures if a movie based on his "Smallville" role ever came about.
Welling spoke to OnTheRedCarpet.com host Chris Balish on Monday at the 2nd Annual SAG Foundation Golf Classic about his experience on "Smallville" saying, "I can't imagine anything beyond family that could have such an effect on a career as 'Smallville' did for me. It's why I'm here."
The actor also revealed that an idea for a "Smallville" movie had been tossed around in the earlier seasons of the show. "We talked about that between, I think it was season three and four, when the characters were moving from high school to what will be college," Welling said when asked about a "Smallville" film. "We played with the idea and what we found was there wasn't time."
He added, "It would've been fun to do a transition movie for those characters. But who knows in the future."
So if a new opportunity for a "Smallvile" movie came up, would the actor take it? "Sure, I don't see why not," Welling said.
As for Clark Kent/Superman, Warner Bros. has big plans for the comic book superhero. The movie studio is currently developing a reboot of the film franchise with "300" director Zack Snyder helming the project. The film will star Amy Adams as Lois Lane and "The Tudors" actor Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman.
Diane Lane and Kevin Costner have also signed on to play Ma and Pa Kent. "The Dark Knight" director, Christopher Nolan, is also a part of the "Superman" reboot. He and his "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" writing partner, David S. Goyer, are penning the script for the new film. Nolan is also on board as a producer.
"They have other plans for Superman, which I'm a big fan of and I can't wait to see what they do," Welling said.Reporting by Chris Balish, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).