Oh, Smallville. Every time we want to dismiss you as dead and tired, you go and do something totally awesome. Last season, the exodus of Lex Luthor and Lana Lang made us think you'd started drinking the Kryptonite Kool-Aid, but the addition of Doomsday caught the interest of our inner comic geek. And this season? Well, you've gone and done it again!
Casting calls were filled last week for a pair of siblings who will appear in the fifth episode of the upcoming season; Smallville spoiler site Kryptonsite.com broke the news that 7th Heaven alum David Gallagher would fill the role of Tanner, and One Tree Hill actress Allison Scagliotti would play his sis, Twyla.
Hmmm ... "Tanner" and "Twyla." A brother and a sister. In a show that explores the pubescent lives of DC Comics characters. Yeah, this has Wonder Twins written all over it, and The CW has confirmed to TV.com that the new kids will indeed be our favorite shapeshifting siblings, Zan and Jayna. Form of ... awesome.
The Wonder Twins are probably best remembered from the 1970s and early-1980s Super Friends animated program. Though not major characters, they provided comic relief when Batman and Superman were just too darned stern. They also uttered one of cartoon history's greatest catchphrases -- "Wonder Twin Powers, activate" -- which they accompanied with the fist bump (before it was hip). And Zan's power to transform into water of any form goes down in the record books as one of the most embarrassing abilities in the history of comics; the guy jumped into a bucket and turned into water for heaven's sake. Jayna, meanwhile, can transform into any animal she pleases -- way cooler, no?
With their pale skin, jet-black hair, and pointy ears, the Twins will likely maneuver around Smallville as the new Goth kids on the block, wearing Godsmack t-shirts or whatever else they find on the racks of Hot Topic. But the real question here is, will they have their pet monkey, Gleek?