It looks as if the CW is taking Superman's famous Never-Ending Battle tagline a little too seriously, as it's just been announced that Smallville has been renewed for a ninth season starting this fall.
The new season pick-up (along with similar renewals for Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210, Supernatural and America's Next Top Model) came after the CW had managed to sign up star Tom Welling for one more year in the ever-more-unconvincing red-jacket-and-blue-jeans combo. Whether or not this means that the end of this season - originally thought to be the final year - will need to be rewritten, or whether there was never any resolution on the way to begin with, remains to be seen.
It’s hard to find a person who didn’t like 2012’s Dredd, a film that stands alongside RoboCop as the ultra-violent, dystopic film fans needed at the time, but a sequel to the movie hasn’t been forthcoming; in fact, over the past few years, the likelihood of a second outing for Olivia Thirlby and Karl Urban’s chin has hovered around zero. Read more