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From Bbc.co.uk

Al Gough Talks About Smallville Future

Friday 26 November 2004, by xanderbnd

Producer of the young Clark Kent series speaks.

In the latest issue of Dreamwatch magazine, Al Gough talks about season four of Smallville and beyond.

"What we’ve tried to do this year is get back to some of the basics," said Gough. "It’s a young teen with superpowers learning how to grow up and accept his destiny. In season three Clark was running away from his destiny and in season four he’s ultimately moving towards it, accepting it and growing up. It all comes down to his graduation at the end of the year, making that next leap into adulthood."

This series sees an appearance of fellow superheroThe Flash (Kyle Gallner). He appears in the episode Run, but Gough hopes he’ll return.

"Yes, we’d certainly like to bring The Flash back this season, that’s our plan at the moment.

"We’re trying to have fun with a little more of the DC universe. Perry White’s going to make a return, we’re going to introduce Krypto [Superman’s dog], which I think we found a fun way to do and Mr Mxyzptlk [pronounced mix-yez-pittle-ick] will show up."

Gough also talks about season five.

"In season five, they’ve obviously graduated high school and now as young adults they have to decide where they are going to college and all of those sorts of issues that come up. We’ll see more of Metropolis in season five, as well as other superheroes from the DC universe."

But will we see Clark in costume? "No, there won’t come a point when we see the suit. We got one flight in but no suit," insists Gough.