Smallville's 10th and final season will include a number of familiar faces, from Supergirl to Lionel Luthor to Jonathan Kent, guaranteeing that the show will be going out with a bang. But now it seems that Smallville will be going out with a splash: One more character in that guest-star roster now includes Aquaman.
According to TV Guide:
"Clark Kent will have even more backup in Smallville's final season as Justice League member Aquaman is returning for November sweeps."
The appearance of the underwater superhero shouldn't raise eyebrows like returning characters Lionel Luthor and Jonathan Kent: Both were killed off, in seasons seven and five, respectively.
Aquaman, also known as Arthur Curry, first arrived in Smallville to sabotage an underwater weapon built by Lex Luthor. While there, he charmed Lois Lane ... and learned Clark's secret identity. (He even mockingly referred to Clark as "Superboy.") Later, he was recruited by Green Arrow for his team of crime-fighters--who occasionally make time to help Clark. Presumably, he's been saving the world off-camera.
Just as Clark has yet to don his cape and tights, this group hasn't managed to establish an official moniker. But fans of the comic books know that Green Arrow's unnamed "crime-fighting team," which includes Smallville guests Black Canary and Martian Manhunter, is going to be called the Justice League. Someday. Until it happens, we're on edge, waiting for that particular shoe to drop. So far, the writers of Smallville have teased fans by referring to the group as "the Super Friends."
But now that Aquaman is coming back, and with the end of Smallville in sight, are we finally going to see them officially come together as "the Justice League"? C'mon, Smallville writers, we'd love to see it happen.