"Season 10 of "Smallville" doesn't start until September 24, but it looks like they're ready for the show to go the way of Krypton. The president of The CW recently said the network is exploring other DC Comics characters to bring to the small screen.
Here's who we think would be worthy of a spin-off series: Here"
Just put the Halle Berry "Catwoman" movie out of your head, as well as Tim Burton's "Batman Returns." The real Catwoman is simply an incredibly skilled cat burglar and single mother who carries a whip and likes to wear cat ears. And really, can't we all relate?
Everything that Superman does on "Smallville" — patrolling dark alleys, striking dramatic poses on rooftops — that's Nightwing's shtick. The crime-fighter formerly known as Robin is clearly trying to live up to the bar set by his mentor Batman. While the Dark Knight likely won't be allowed to appear on the show, we'd still want to see a mysterious benefactor paying Dick's rent in crime-ridden Blüdhaven.
So the "Wonder Woman" movie didn't happen — who cares? Lay the groundwork for her return by putting a recognizable name on the standard "teenage girl who knows martial arts" TV genre. Instead of Buffy or Nikita kicking butt, it's Cassandra Sandsmark, the daughter of Zeus and a mortal archaeologist, who has the powers of strength and flight.
The character that inspired Rorschach in "Watchmen," The Question was actually radio news reporter Vic Sage, who also fought corruption and conspiracies as a faceless, street-level vigilante. Put Sage to work for NPR, have him battle the same government that pays his salary, and throw in some super-powered pawns for him to fight with, and you're in business.
Born in the African nation of Zambesi, Mari Jiwe McCabe emigrated to New York City and became a supermodel. But when she returned home to visit the place of her birth, she came into possession of a mythical totem that would give her the powers of any animal on Earth. An African supermodel with animal strength and speed, fighting crime? It practically writes itself!
We hear Darkseid and the New Gods will feature prominently in the new season of "Smallville," so why not give the most popular New God his own show? The son of the benevolent Highfather, Scott Free was traded to Darkseid as part of a peace treaty and raised in the barbaric orphanages of Apokolips. Running away to Earth, he became the greatest artist in history.
I'd personally like a Wonder Woman show. Catwoman really was never that interesting to me.