If this is hoax, it’s a good one, as it comes with a few bits of convincing detail we are not sharing with you. Someone has written us, claiming to have gotten a glimpse of some signage being prepared for next month’s “Smallville” presentation at Comic-Con. His or her description:
On black, with crimson/red text in the same font lettering that Smallville uses, and a transparent grey Superman "S" watermark behind the text:
METROPOLIS CHRISTMAS 2010 Then at the bottom is a banner advertising the Smallville presentation, with the time/place (can't remember).
Other info this untested source sent us suggests "Metropolis" is a movie-length project, and not a new series. Word is “Smallville” will conclude its 9-year run May 2010, so it makes sense that the CW would tack on a couple more production hours up there in Canada to make a Superman TV-movie that would run seven or so months after the series’ conclusion.
But what if Tom Welling isn't putting on the red cape for the small screen? It doesn’t seem like 18 months is enough time to slap together a big-screen "Smallville" sequel, but I also seem to remember Warner Bros. kicking the first three episodes of “Clone Wars” to cinemas without a lot of notice.
This comes from an untested source, self-described as “Yoda’s Bitch,” so kindly take it all as rumor.