‘Smallville’ Gains its Saturn Girl
Stephen Stohn reveals on his Alexz Johnson fansite that she will portray Saturn Girl on Smallville. The eleventh episode this season, written by Geoff Johns, will introduce Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, and Cosmic Boy as visiting Clark Kent from their thirtieth century home. This is a direct adaptation of their legendary first appearance in 1958’s Adventure Comics #247.
Sohn wrote, “Yes, to answer questions that people keep asking me about: the rumors that Alexz is guest-starring in the long-awaited ‘Legion’ episode of Smallville are true… she is filming this episode as she awaits the final mix of what may be the final song for her album…"
The episode will most likely run in December but has not been officially announced nor has the casting for the other Legionnaires. Over at IGN, Johns this week said the flight rings will be in evidence but not their traditional comic book togs. It also happens to be one of the few episodes to feature Kristin Kreuk’s Lana Lang, taking place one show after the Chloe Sullivan /Jimmy Olsen wedding, airing November 20. Johns described one of her scenes as "powerful" and "heartfelt".
"I love who they have playing the Legion,” Johns said without naming name. “They look great. I’ll talk more about them when they’re announced. But they freaking rock. Legion rings, the villain’s weapon — holy shit, wait until you see him — ‘Grife!, they are the Legion."
And who is Alexz Johnson? She’s a singer/songwriter who has been nominated for Canada’s Gemini acting awards, winning for the first time in October. She has been seen in Final Destination 3 and So Weird plus was the lead in Canada’s teen drama Instant Star.