Smallville: Is Clark Finally Going to Fly?

The CW's Smallville has given fans a lot to cheer about over the show's first nine seasons, but the drama isn't over yet. One of the things Smallville fans have been anticipating for almost a decade is to look up and finally say, "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!"

Smallville may well be about young Superman, but we've yet to see Clark, played by Tom Welling, take to the skies and fly on his own. I mean, come on, dude. Your sister (editor's note: duhhhh!) cousin can do it.

But producers have strongly hinted that he'll be able to fly in Season 10, and now we have some video that suggests that it will happen. Heck, the name of the trailer is "Smallville Takes Off."

We've also been teased regarding Clark getting into Superman's iconic red-and-blue suit and cape, and given the dominant color scheme of the trailer, it's all but certain.

Hardcore Smallville fans may have to correct me on this, but I think the "new" trailer below is mostly recycled footage from earlier seasons. Still, the end is nigh!



Are you ready for the final season of Smallville and Clark's transformation into Superman?


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samllville its still going on next year and after that to
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yeah. Kara already did..
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The rule is no tights, no flight.... Clark will fly in tights.. :)
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I just don't understand.... anyone who by accident or foul play gets his powers instantly knows how to fly, but Clark doesn't... is he slow on learning?
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i can't wait to see tom welling as superman fly.........
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That iconic phrase "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" was first uttered in the 1940s, so I can kinda forgive the guy who was somewhat surprised to see what he thought was a plane in the sky. I want to know what knucklehead got all bent out of shape when he thought he saw a BIRD!
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i didnt wait 10 seasons for clark to fly so they will make him fly its pointless to end the series if he didnt fly
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Hopefully he will fly and get the costume thought, I mean, Red-Blue Blur? Lamest hero name ever.
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Hmm, and here I thought they said Clark would never fly on Smallville. Also, Kara's back? Ugh.
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Typo, may have him
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They make have him flying, but doubtful, he'll be in costume until maybe near the end. Things might turn too cheezy if they give the costume too soon. I kinda like the blur in black, kinda retro look of when superman died & came back in kryptonian black
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@VegasFan01 Yes I too see both of the reflections that you speaks of.... I hope he's going to fly with in the first few episodes, I sure hope they don't wait till the end of the season.....
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@frostyd77 why would HE be drawing it ?
In the superman stories its his mother that makes him the costume...
Then again... in the superman stories Johnathan Kent is alive
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@nejanis & snake, janis, you don't like superman, but yet you seem to watch the show, yet you don't want to see the transformation. That's like a person constantly drinking something, they can't stand the taste of it, yet they drink it anyway. Snake, him doing a dual role as bizarro is redundant. He already portayed bizarro & killed him with an overdose of blue krytonite.
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To the editor, yes it's recycled material for the obvious reason to summarize what's already happened, leading upto what will happen all the while giving small hints as for what's to come
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can't wait!! I really want to see Clark in the suit & flying already!! 10 years is a LONG time!
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I think with lost that ended cw has to let smallville go out with a great end to one of the best tv show of the century
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If he was ever scared of heights, I'm sure that falling to earth after dismantling that nuclear weapon, well I'm sure that'd cure the heck outta him. (wish the ptb had given them money to film his descent, coulda been awesome)
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after all these years at last we'll see him fly up up and away...
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Bout time Clark becomes Superman. The whole No tights - no flights concept was moronic from the start. How the heck is a virtually indestructible Clark afraid of heights..hence no flying? Then to add salt to the wound every fresh off the boat Kryptonian to come to Earth flys in a matter days.
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Finally. He flies. It was becoming a joke .
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The last scene should be a few years later in the Justice League headquarters with Clark as Superman with Batman and Wonder Woman.
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Will we see Tom Welling in a dual role as Bizarro?
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Maybe its wishful thinking on my part, but in the reflection of the Daily Planet Globe I believe I saw two things: One: A Biplane...kind of weird, and Two: what appears to be a man in a long dark coat...flying. Anyone else?
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Oh, and btw, people, if the sister thing was actually a bonehead mistake instead of a joke, the editor would have just fixed it quietly instead of what he/she actually did - it was a JOKE!
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Hi Tim - I actually saw you at Comic-Con, when you got my book. I think these folks can be pretty rough about their passions, and I think Clark needs to fly the whole freakin' season - use the force, er, suit, Clark. I love your articles and forgive any little errors, and think you get most of it right. Good job Tim...
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I never watched the show but I find it strange that Superman can not fly. I know this is a show about his devolpment. It reminds me of that Chris Rock Joke "Superman can't walk etc.."
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Come on Smallville, I know that you can do it.
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The final scene in Smallville should be Clark in his suit, flying into the sky.
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I am pretty sure that trailer gave it all away. Flight and costume sometime in Season 10. Were we really doubting it though? The flight thing was a licensing issue, but they must be ok with forking out some royalties for the last season. Especially since Tom Welling has been talking about a Movie adaptation after the season ends. He wants Season 10 to build up to a sort of Becomming SuperMan movie. If he gets the funding then awesome...if not we may get a stunted final season. Here's to hoping Tom is the new Superman. Sure he isn't the greatest actor, but he has solidified himself as the new face of Superman and Brandon Routh is kind of on the sidelines after his cardboard performance on Chuck. We'll see.
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What happened to the "no tights - no flights" concept?
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i never liked Superman, so no, i dont whant to see Clark transformation into him.
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@PiperPrueLover4 you clearly don't know what superman is about then - and yes the footage is pretty much mostly old season footage but definately some new stuff - so lets just wait and see and enjoy the final season!!
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@PiperPrueLover4 you clearly don't know what superman is about then - and yes the footage is pretty much mostly old season footage but definately some new stuff - so lets just wait and see and enjoy the final season!!
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It's about damn time -_ - was getting pretty sick of him only flying when he goes Dark-Clark...
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@Ben: He did learn the freeze breath, sort of. Remember when he had the mega-sneezes and learned to control it so that he could blow through an entire hidden safe? Chloe was there with him. And I am psyched for this season. I'm really glad that it's a planned final season and not a surprise cancellation that would leave us all hanging.
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I Love the show , and i don't care if does not fly , but would be cool if he Fly in last episode to save Lois ? :D amazing ha ! ..
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Rather than show him with the Superman costume, they will probably just show him drawing it near the end or something.
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He better learn to fly, or I'll have a rage stroke....
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't recall Clark learning the cold breath super ability. Everyone always wants him to fly, but I want him to freeze stuff by blowing air on it first. lol
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i will be very upset IF they show him flying in the SERIES FANALIE, but i think they wont
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I was really hoping they'd get just forget about the suit. The suit is what turns Superman from cool into lame.
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Doubtful
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Of course he's going to fly and wear the Superman costume or there'll be hell to pay from the fans if it doesn't happen.
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your dumbass is showing because of that sister messup
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and no your probably right. its scenes from mostly season nine, but their were a few i didnt recognize so maybe a new clip.
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umm he better fly, its the final season
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Finally!!!! SUPERMAN
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I've long thought that a flying Clark would give the series such a boost in the ratings - new people coming to see what the fuss is all about, old people returning as this is what they've been waiting for - that it'd be enough to get the series yet another season, a fly Clark opening up so many story possibilities. So to any ptb reading this, enough already, get the man flying.
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I want him to fly but i really dont want him to put the superman costume on , neither do Welling.
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