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Smallville returns to wrap up its 10th and final season with new episodes starting Friday, April 15. A week later, on April 22, fans will be treated to their first look at the DC Comics character Booster Gold in the episode entitled Episode 10.18: Booster. Take a look at the first photo of Booster Gold below, as portrayed by Eric Martsolf, with Jaren Brandt Bartlett as The Blue Beetle in the background. Read on for more information on both of these characters.
Booster Gold is a cult favorite in the DC Comics world, who is more conceited than the typical superhero. The character is a former quarterback whose career ended after he was caught betting on his own games. He uses a time machine to start a new life as a superhero, who is also endorsed by several corporations. Here's what Eric Martsolf had to say about his character below.
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Geoff Johns’ highly anticipated episode of Smallville featuring two iconic DC legends has finally cast its superheroes. Jaren Brandt Bartlett and Eric Martsolf will play Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, respectively.
Martsolf is best known as the recovering drug addict millionaire Brady Black on CBS’s long-running daytime soap opera Days of our Lives, while Bartlett – a relative newcomer – may be best known as the lunch money-stealing bully Alejandro on Nickelodeon’s monster hunting series The Troop.
The episode, entitled “Booster”, is set to air in April and will show the origins of Jaime Reyes, the third incarnation of Blue Beetle. Also appearing in the episode will be the second Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, played by Sebastian Spence (Battlestar Galactica). Kord Industries will also play a part in the episode.
Even though the death of Ted ...
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- Anthony Ocasio
We won’t presume if and when we might see Tom Welling’s Clark Kent don his birthright duds and become the big “S” on the final season of "Smallville,” but that doesn’t mean we can’t guess that actually seeing Superman might be, if anything, a grand finale to CW’s record-breaking series.
To plump up the ice cream sundae under this (hopefully) inevitable cherry, two more DC heroes are soon to land in Superman’s hometown. According to EW blog Inside TV, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle have been cast in “Smallville.”
"Days of Our Lives" actor Eric Martsolf (pictured) has sealed the part of Booster Gold, while newcomer Jaren Brandt Bartlett has been cast as Jaime Reyes, the Blue Beetle. Both will star in the season’s Geoff Johns-directed 17th episode, entitled “Booster.”
Debuting under his own DC title in 1986, Booster Gold started as a »
- Rachel Molino
Exciting news, Smallville fans! The CW show has just cast the roles of two more superheroes from the DC universe: Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. Taking the character of Blue Beetle to the small screen are Sebastian Spence (Camelot, BSG, First Wave) and Jaren Brandt Bartlett (The Troop).
Spence (pictured above, middle) will play Ted Kord, an inventor-turned-superhero who inherited the mantle of original Blue Beetle. Bartlett (pictured above, left) will play Jaime Reyes, the third Blue Beetle who was chosen by the scarab artifact.
Both will appear in Smallville’s seventeenth episode of this final season entitled “Booster”, written by Geoff Johns. According to executive producer Brian Peterson, this episode will team Blue Beetle up with Booster Gold:
“We meet Ted Kord as a captain of industry who has lost a valuable weapon…the scarab. He’ll cross paths with Booster Gold, Jaime Reyes, and, of course, Clark.”
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
More DC heroes are destined to meet the Last Son of Krypton on the CW’s superhero drama Smallville. It has been announced that Jaren Brandt Bartlett has been cast as Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle in the 17th episode of Smallville, titled "Booster". Further leaks reveal Eric Martsolf (Days of Our Lives) is set to play Booster Gold, and Sebastian Spence has been cast to play inventor-turned-superhero Ted Kord. The script for the episode has been written by Geoff Johns, a frequent Smallville writer with a number of episodes already under his belt. Furthermore, Johns has written for Justice League Unlimited, as well as previous experience with both Marvel and DC Comics.
For those of you that don’t follow comics, Booster Gold is Michael Jon Carter, a young man from 25th century Gotham City who steals various superhero artifacts from a museum and travels back to the present to be a famous crimefighter. »
Two guest actors have signed up to appear in a future episode of Smallville. TV Guide reports that Sebastian Spence and Jaren Brandt Bartlett will play two different incarnations of superhero The Blue Beetle in 'Booster'. Battlestar Galactica actor Spence will play Ted Kord, while The Troop star Bartlett will portray his protege Jaime Reyes. Executive producer Brian Peterson explained: (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Spence, 41, will appear in the Geoff Johns-penned episode, "Booster," which will feature the genesis of Jaime Reyes' Blue Beetle and his teaming with Booster Gold. (For you non-geeks out there, the translation follows: "Sweet!")
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- Natalie Abrams
A couple key casting notes to pass along for Smallvillle fans:
Eric Martsolf (Days of Our Lives) will come aboard the show as the character of Booster Gold. He'll appear on the episode titled "Booster." Jaren Brandt Bartlett (Aliens in America) will play a friend of Booster's, Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle, on this same 17th installment of the season.
Update: TV Guide has also now announced that Sebastian Spence will portray inventor-turned-superhero Ted Kord on this installment.
"We meet Ted Kord as a captain of industry who has lost a valuable weapon... the scarab," says executive producer Brian Peterson. "He'll cross paths with Booster Gold, Jaime Reyes, and, of course, Clark." »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (TV Fanatic Staff)
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