On tonight's episode of Smallville, the character of John Corbin gets plowed over by a bus. Cue the creation of Metallo, a character viewers have already seen glimpses of.
In an interview with TV Guide this week, Brian Austin Green speaks on his villainous role and about the changes to come on Smallville...
On Corbin's transformation: 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.
On Metallo vs. the Blur: 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.
On future episodes featuring Metallo: 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.