‘Smallville’ Co-Creator Calls Zachary Levi’s Audition A Catastrophe

October 20, 2021
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Smallville co-creator Alfred Gough has revealed that Shazam! star Zachary Levi was as soon as up for the function of Lex Luthor within the present however that the audition was a catastrophe.

Earlier than the CW Arrowverse got here into existence, the Superman collection Smallville was the gold normal for superheroes on tv. The collection aired from 2001-2011 and advised the story of youthful variations of Superman and his pals in Clark Kent’s hometown. The characters have been final seen within the CW Arrowverse Disaster on Infinite Earths crossover occasion, the place, throughout an encounter with Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor, it revealed that the present’s model of Superman had given up his powers. Within the authentic present, Lex Luthor was performed by Michael Rosenbaum and was one of many collection’ massive standouts. As soon as upon a time, nevertheless, the function might have been performed by one other.

In a current interview, Smallville co-creator Alfred Gough revealed that Shazam! star Zachary Levi had auditioned for the function of Lex Luthor. Whereas the preliminary audition went nicely, the second with Warner Bros went horribly flawed and value the actor the function. He didn’t reveal simply what it was that occurred within the audition:

“Zach Levi did an incredible audition for Lex. Unbelievable. All of us went into The WB with Zach to be Lex. That audition was form of a catastrophe. In leaving the audition, I keep in mind considering ‘Oh, that was the most important likelihood of his life.’ After which he went on to unimaginable success. So that you simply by no means know.”

Right here is the synopsis for Smallville:

This contemporary retelling of the Superman mythology as an motion collection blends realism, journey and emotion. Years in the past, a meteor bathe rained destruction on an unsuspecting Smallville, Kansas. From this tragedy grew Clark Kent (Tom Welling), who, as he learns to cope with his rising superpowers, turns into nearer to the hero of legend.

Smallville starred Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack, Annette O’Toole, John Schneider, John Glover, Jensen Ackles, Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore, Laura Vandervoort, Cassidy Freeman, Sam Witwer, Justin Hartley, and Callum Blue.

Smallville is now out there on BluRay for the primary time. Keep tuned for all the newest information surrounding the franchise and you should definitely subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for extra authentic video content material.

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