Smallville: Meet Metallo
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Brian Austin Green is a really mean machine on Smallville (Oct. 2 8/7c, CW).
In Friday's episode, poor John Corbin (Green) gets mowed over by a bus. Cue the creation of Metallo, the iconic DC super villain who has it out for the Blur, aka Clark Kent (Tom Welling). Metropolis and its residents, especially Lois Lane (Erica Durance), aren't safe with him on the streets.
Green graciously talked with us about all things Metallo, including who built him, why he hates the Blur and whether he'll return later this season.
TVGuide.com: Tell us about John Corbin's big change into Metallo.
Green: It's an unwelcome one. It's not something that he asks for. As you see, the man steps off a curb and wakes up being who he is. There's a part of him that enjoys it and realizes that he can use it to the best of his abilities and use it to accomplish what he wants, but at the same time, it's probably not the happiest thing being Kryptonite-powered and robotic. It's not what he asked for, and I think there's a lot of anger that comes with that.
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TVGuide.com: What is Zod's involvement with Corbin's transformation into Metallo?
Green: As of right now, I have no idea. I don't know who's responsible for it completely. There's been a bit of a tease that he was involved, but I don't know for sure.
TVGuide.com: Why was Metallo built?
Green: I think he was built because there was that initial despise of the Blur to begin with that somebody knew about. At the same time, there was this technology that they were figuring out and making sense of, so it seemed like the perfect fit. He's the perfect guinea pig for that kind of experiment, with his hatred of the Blur and his past experience of him.
TVGuide.com: Why is he going after the Blur?
Green: Because of his sister, the loss of his sister. He's driven by this anger of 'Who do you think you are? What gives you the right to control people's lives and change their fates?' For him, this is the man who carries the world on his shoulders, but he doesn't think he has the right to, and he's not really trained for the job. It's because of him, at least to John, that his sister is gone. His sister was his world.
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TVGuide.com: There's some flirtation with John and Lois. Do you come between Lois and Clark?
Green: I don't think anything will come between Lois and Clark ever.
TVGuide.com: Have the producers hinted at a return for Metallo later this season?
Green: No. I'm figuring that they're waiting until this next episode airs to see if people actually like the character or not. They kicked around ideas when I was shooting it, but it's completely up in the air at this point. Who knows, it could happen.
TVGuide.com: Would you like to come back?
Green: Absolutely, I'd love to. I had a great time working on the show and playing the character. The only thing that was really a pain in the a-- ultimately was just the prosthetics. It was four hours of makeup everyday and an hour of taking it off. It was ultimately really worth it.
Are you excited to see Metallo come alive on-screen? Check out the sneak peek below.