Provocative new information has surfaced about “Absolute Justice,” the two-hour ‘Smallville’ event that airs February 5.
Already we know that beloved comic books scion Geoff Johns penned the supersized outing, and that the pair of hours will be directed by Glen Winter and ‘Smallville’ star/producer Tom Welling, respectively.
Also, it’s common knowledge that this “movie” revolves around Clark’s introduction to the Justice Society of America, which here will be largely represented by Hawkman (played by ‘Stargate’ alum Michael Shanks), Dr. Fate (Brent Stait, ‘Andromeda’) and Stargirl (Britt Irvin, ‘V’).
But what exactly brings about this elite meet-and-greet?
Well, it looks like the circumstances are rather grim, according to one key player.
“I can’t say too much about this, but there is a death that occurs at the beginning of the episode,” Britt Irvin tells me. “And that brings [the JSA] together with Clark and his team.”
Clark’s “team” refers to the Justice League, which is comprised of the Blur, Green Arrow and… well, others. (I must leave it at that.) And to put it mildly, not all of these heroes get on superbly when they first cross paths.
Irvin’s acrobatic avenger, however, quickly establishes herself as one of the Blur’s biggest fans. “She has a special connection with Clark because he reminds her a lot of her mentor,” says the actress. What’s more, when the JSA gets wind (via Dr. Fate) of Clark’s destiny, Stargirl realizes “he’s very important for mankind.”
Who is Stargirl’s aforementioned mentor? “I can’t say,” Irvin hedges, “but he does make an appearance in the episode.”
As for Stargirl’s skills, ‘Smallville’ has captured the agile essence of the blonde beauty, to hear Irvin tell it. In addition to wielding “a cosmic staff that shoots powerful energy,” the actress says, “She does a lot of flipping in the air, so you definitely see her gymnastics talent come in to play.”
So, ‘Smallville’ fans, here are your talking points: Who dies? Who will make up Clark’s team? And who is Stargirl’s mentor?
The CW’s ‘Smallville’ returns with new episodes on January 22.