Did you hear the news?! ‘Supernatural’ almost made a crossover episode with ‘Smallville’! If you’re a die-hard fan of both shows (like me), then you probably imagined all of the fun ways these shows could’ve crossed over back in the day. Especially when they aired back-to-back on Friday nights. It would’ve been the ultimate TV event, right?! Well, now we know what kind of story they would have told.
Entertainment Weekly spilled the beans last week in a revealing conversation with former ‘Supernatural’ writer, Jackson Stewart. Check it out:
When Beyond the Gates director Jackson Stewart called into EW Radio’s Entertainment Weirdly show (Mondays, 1 p.m. ET, SiriusXM 105), the former production assistant on Supernatural — and co-writer of the episode “Frontierland” — told EW’s Clark Collis about his time on the hit CW show. More specifically, he mentioned one idea that they could never make work.
“There was a lot of really cool ideas that some of the writers had,” Stewart said. “They had an episode where they really wanted to do a Superman curse that was about every actor who plays Superman ends up getting killed. So they find out that Tom Welling from Smallville is next and have to save him. I thought that was one of the funniest ideas that I’d heard.”
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of my fangirl brain exploding. Better yet, you can watch me squee and argue why the Superman Curse storyline would be even better today given CW’s DC line-up filled with three actors who portray Superman. Watch my shamelessly gush-filled video:
As we learned from the success of DC Week, the CW knows how pull-off one helluva crossover event and bringing ‘Supernatural’ into the mix would make it even more epic. Given the wide-spread CW love between all of these actors off-screen (Have you seen Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Stephen Amell’s twitter conversations?), it shouldn’t be too difficult to orchestrate a ‘Supernatural’ crossover special.
I’m also sure ‘Lois & Clark’s’ Dean Cain, ‘Supergirl’s’ newbie of steel, Tyler Hoechlin, and ‘Legend of Tomorrow’s’ Brandon Routh would be game for a “Supernatural” crossover. Cain and Routh are always having fun with their Superman bond. We even found out they are part of “The League of Supermen” in “The Daly Show” (a fun web series starring Tim Daly and his son, Sam). Watch the hilarious webisode HERE.
Like I said in the video, if I had Lord Mesa‘s skills, I would’ve drawn up a storyboard for the crossover of my dreams. There are many ways the CW could make the Superman Curse storyline work. Parallel Earths and alternate realities are in the mix for both fantasy shows. Sam and Dean could take a meta trip to a world in which they encounter these incarnations of Supermen. Tom Welling might take some convincing, but with any luck, maybe his buddies Jensen and Jared can get him on board.
I can totally see “Supernatural” creating a brilliantly hilarious combo of fan-favorite episodes like “Yellow Fever,” “The French Mistake,” “Changing Channels,” “Mystery Spot” and “Bad Day at Black Rock.” It would be kind of funny to see Tom Welling as the last man standing too. He never made it to Superman status 100% and still holds onto the “No tights, no flights” motto. Maybe Clark Kent could help the Winchester Brothers break the deadly Superman Curse. Sigh. There I go again, daydreaming away…
What do you think? Should ‘Supernatural’ still do a Superman Curse episode? Is it a realistic possibility? Do you have any other ideas for potential crossover storylines? Would you want to see a ‘Smallville’ cast reunion on CW’s DC line-up? Are you dying for a SUPER crossover? Share your thoughts and geek out with me!
UPDATE (4/13/18): Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum discussed the idea of guest starring on ‘Supernatural’ at Awesome Con.
A fan asks them about the Superman Curse storyline at the end of the video.
Plus, THIS happened…
Come on CW, make our dreams come true already!