Fans of The CW’s television series Smallville knew that this season was going to be the final one for actor Michael Rosenbaum, who plays Lex Luthor in the popular reinterpretation of Superman’s angsty youth. His portrayal of Lex’s descent into evil has been as fascinating to viewers as Tom Welling’s portrayal of Clark Kent learning what it means to be a hero.
IGN broke the news recently that the next season will introduce two new villains. One they can’t talk about yet, but the other is Doomsday (pictured at right in his original comic appearance).
Doomsday is best known for his fight to the death with the Man of Steel in Superman #75. The monster gained notoriety doing what no other villain had managed to do: kill Superman. Fans later learned that Doomsday was a prehistoric Kryptonian experiment that resurrects and adapts to whatever manages to kill it. Doomsday was last seen in DC’s big Infinite Crisis event, and was defeated by Superman and pre-Crisis Superman.
The IGN story also stated that there would be a new female villain that would be familiar to comic book fans. Her story, according to executive producers:
Intelligent, brilliantly manipulative, and dangerously sinister, our gorgeous new villain has one more weapon in her arsenal: Her mutual attraction with Clark may prove to be as deadly as kryptonite for him.
Hmmm. Who could that be?