Smallville to feature Blue Beetle and Booster Gold
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DC Comics jumps onboard the latest Smallville flight...
More DC heroes are destined to meet the Last Son of Krypton on the CW’s superhero drama Smallville. It has been announced that Jaren Brandt Bartlett has been cast as Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle in the 17th episode of Smallville, titled "Booster". Further leaks reveal Eric Martsolf (Days of Our Lives) is set to play Booster Gold, and Sebastian Spence has been cast to play inventor-turned-superhero Ted Kord. The script for the episode has been written by Geoff Johns, a frequent Smallville writer with a number of episodes already under his belt. Furthermore, Johns has written for Justice League Unlimited, as well as previous experience with both Marvel and DC Comics.
For those of you that don’t follow comics, Booster Gold is Michael Jon Carter, a young man from 25th century Gotham City who steals various superhero artifacts from a museum and travels back to the present to be a famous crimefighter. Ted Kord was the second Blue Beetle and took over after the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garrett, had died. Jaime Reyes then became the third incarnation of the Blue Beetle, harnessing the abilities of a mystical scarab that Dan Garrett had originally used. Whether Johns will keep with the comic’s origins or not remains to be seen.
Smallville is set to return with original episodes this Friday, January 28.
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