Geoff Johns to do Justice Society Episode on Smallville!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Admiral_Young, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Admiral_Young

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    The big news from the Smallville panel was that Geoff Johns will be writing an episode called "Society" that introduces the Justice Society!!! As I wrote in the Superman costume thread there wasn't a reveal of a costume or a movie announcement but this could be awesome. Newsarama has the panel description up on their site now.
     
  2. Chris3123

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    Yeah, I just read that myself. Awesome news. :cool:
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    I'm curious to see how Johns is going to bring the Society into the Smallville mythos as there doesn't seem to be any superheroes before Clark appeared. Then again there is the Warrior Angel comic book so I'm sure it could have been inspired by heroes from the past. He did an awesome job with the Legion of Superheroes and made them work, I'm also curious as to which characters he's going to work on. I'd love to see Jay Garrick, Wildcat, and Alan Scott.
     
  4. Chris3123

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    Yeah, that occurred to me too. Alternate universe, maybe?
     
  5. wamdue

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    I guess it depends on which heros you use,but its possible that the Justice Society, saved the world, but never in a public way, Atom (a hero ive always liked the idea of) seems like a good choice for that kind of storyline.

    as for Warrior Angel, there is no reason it needs to be based on these past heroes, we have no superheros yet created the entire DC & Marvel universes.

    that said what if Warrior Angel was based on a member of the Justice Society
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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    ^ That is why I brought it up...not to say that it was inspired by whatever fictional company created the comic but that it could have been. Actually I'd like to see Hawkman. That'd be bad ass.
     
  7. Dick Whitman

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    Characters on the show throw around the term "Superhero" far too much more my tastes. Given that the character who inspired that term does not even exist yet in reality or as a fictional character. It would make a lot of sense for the JSA to have existed in some way in the past.

    No indication that previous heroes exist...and that is a problem because???? This is fiction. The second someone says there was, they existed! Plus this show has never been that detailed or consistent in the details of its own universe anyways.

    There could be some fun casting possibilities here. Even if from an alternate universe, I imagine Johns will want them be older than Clark. It be nice to see some veteran genre actors in those roles. Otherwise the whole thing runs the risk of becoming "Justice League, Take 2" with another group of more no-name 20 and 30 somethings.
     
  8. Mr Light

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    Maybe it will turn Clark is from Earth Prime (or the Smallville version) where Superman is the only superhero. And the Justice Society is from Earth-1.
     
  9. wamdue

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    slow down Mr Light let us not bog Smalllville down with Crisis of Infinite type storyline, or indeed THE Crisis of Infinite Earths storyline.
     
  10. Trevacious

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    Something like The Secret Society Of Super-Heroes?

    Yes. It'd be cool to find out Bart is a legacy.

    Wouldn't Alan freak Clark out for a minute there with the glowy green ring? :lol:

    (Hah, and then he'll be freaked anyway when he sees what the ring Can do!)
     
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    With a Green Lantern movie in development, they probably won't let them use Alan, unless they rename him. And in Bart's first episode, wasn't Jay Garrick one of his aliases?

    We'll probably get heroes like Atom (Al Pratt), Sandman (Wesley Dodd), Wildcat, Mr. Terrific (Terry Sloane), Hourman (Rex Tyler) and/or Starman (Ted Knight).
     
  12. Christopher

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    In real life, the term "superhero" (and the use of "super" as a standalone word) was a back-formation from the name "Superman," but there's no reason that has to be the case within a fictional universe.
     
  13. Icemizer

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    Well if the Society operated secretly in WWII and were shut down during the Mcarthy hearing in the 50's its possible they would go unnoticed or mentioned by todays kids.
     
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    That might be enough to actually make me watch it again.
     
  15. Christopher

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    A team of superheroes that operated in WWII would be in their 80s today. I think we're past the point where the JSA can be credibly depicted as being from that era. More likely the Smallville version will be a team that operated in the '60s or thereabouts.
     
  16. Greg Cox

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    I'm guessing they'll go with the Earth-2 scenario . . . .
     
  17. DarkHelmet

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    While I love Geoff's comic book work (especially on Action and the current GL run).. I was less than impressed with the Legion episode he wrote. So while this piques my interest, I'll take a wait-and-see approach.
     
  18. Mr Light

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    ^^ Sure it's Geoff Johns but it's also run through the Smallville filter of crapitude ;)
     
  19. Dark Gilligan

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    It would work if the surviving JSA members really are in their 80s and in decades-long retirement, well beyond their prime. Absolutely agree that they should no longer be active and fully powered. Maybe someone is targeting them now in their old age; maybe their exploits will be shown in flash-back only. There are possibilities.

    Just for fun, what actors of that age come to mind? I'd love to see Noel Neil in some capacity. Liberty Belle perhaps.
     
  20. Greg Cox

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    Somehow I don't see the CW doing an episode about 80-year-old superheroes. :)

    Best to just slide the timeline forward. If you want to do a story about a previous generation of "mystery men," you don't need World War II any more than the show needed Clark to originally crash to Earth during the Great Depression. You just need to set the flashbacks a couple of decades ago. Same story. No problems.