First Look: Brian Austin Green as Smallville's Metallo

The last time we saw Brian Austin Green, he was battling cyborgs on the canceled Fox show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Now he's doing a complete 180, and joining the ranks of the robots on The CW's Smallville.

The show has found a way to ease famous comic-book characters into its lore, and this season will be no different. Green will be added to the next cycle as the cyborg Metallo (pictured), one of Superman's enemies from his days as an Action Comics hero. What makes Metallo such a thorn in Superman's side? Well for one, he's powered by Kryptonite (exhibit A: that big green thing in Green's chest), which the Super dude is deathly allergic to.

On Smallville, Metallo will have an alter ego as John Corben, who just so happens to work as a journalist at The Daily Planet. How convenient! What's in the water in Smallville, anyway?

Prior to Green's booking on Smallville, he was pegged for One Tree Hill as the sports agent for hoops superstar Nathan Scott. That deal, however fell through. And before that, he was set to star in the CW show Body Politic, but when the drama about young politicos in Washington D.C. wasn't picked up, Green became a free agent.

It's currently unclear how many episodes Green will appear in this season of Smallville, but let's hope it's more than a few.

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Brian Austin Green; I liked him when he wasn't "Steroid-Man". Shirt off and bare feet, whether man in an LMN-Movie, or boy on "90210", he was sexy and a great, li'l actor. What he's like off screen I have no way of knowing. On the chance that I'll ever meet him, or winning on the Roulette-Wheel by betting "32-Black", I'd probably kneel and want to lick the soles of those enormous feet he has attached to the end of his legs.
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Please post more pictures of BAG shirtless. They are nice to look at, thanks.
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LOVE Brian from back in the day original 90210. first season
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I'm amazed at Smallville's long life. It's been going downhill ever since Mike Rosenbaum left. But I guess the audiance is still good enough to keep it running...
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Its an ok idea, actually I thought he would appear sooner or later, though I thought he will look like this: http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/superman/bios/villains/metallo/06.jpg
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add a commentHES SUCH A HUNK

Sooooo CUTE!
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Wow, he looks awesome, I can't wait!
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Oh hec yeah!!!!!!!
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Nice to see Brian Austin Green whether it is here on Smallville or where ever (beside 90210, cus that'd b a stupid move on his part) !!!
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I don't think he'll stay for more than 4 episodes since there's already Zod that the 'super dude' will be tackling with...but good for him...beats being on OTH... :)
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And that make-up on his chest so terrible.
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So ironic! First exterminate cyborg "terminators" then be a cyborg. Also he gets small slice from Smallville-Pay.. Because he just a villian.
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I am looking forward to seeing it!!
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Nice picture, can't wait until it airs.
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Welcome to Smallville.
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I like it too :D
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looks like Iron Man's device and it's a bad piece of prosthetics that really shouldn't be shown in a picture... too much time to look at the details... but then I'm sure the Smallville fans will be too busy looking at Green's chest to notice. If they were in for quality, they probably would be watching something else
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i was really upset when he died in terminator, but im glad hes in smallville now!!
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Interesting.
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I like it!
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I really didn't get that caption either...
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I really didn't get that caption either...
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I really didn't get that caption either...
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This sounds like it may be a good edition to smallville! (OH, and by the way, why does it say brooke burke and derek hough under greens picture)
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Wow, this is old news. I first saw this picture on the Superman Homepage via TV Guide Magazine two weeks ago. That's surprising that it took TV.com so long to get it up on the site. Though what's more surprising is that the Smallville powers that be managed to pull off one of these characters' looks amazingly well.
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This has the potential of being either a home run or a sad, sad waste of time.....
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The producers have said that he'll be back for more. I hope that means that he'll soon go from the cyborg he looks like here to the pure machine of the comics.
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"to work at The Daily Planet. How convenient! What's in the water in Smallville, anyway?"

Maybe the author, Tim, might need to actually watch the show. If I didn't know better, I would think that Tim thinks that the Daily Planet is in Smallville instead of Metroplois.
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That thing is freaky!
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Cool
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that thing on his chest is ugly
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first!! looks cool, although similar to Ironman... luckily im familiar with metallo so know that this isnt a marvel rip-off :)
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