Fans have long loved a good cross-over event that brings characters from two (or more) franchises together. From movies (who can forget ‘Alien vs. Predator,’ really?) to cartoons (The Scooby-Doo gang have met Batman, The Harlem Globetrotters, and so many more) to comic books (‘Archie Meets The Punisher,’ anyone?), crossovers have long been a way to breathe fresh life into multiple properties and simply “shake things up a bit.”
TV network The CW is what many folks would call the current King of TV Crossovers, as many of their DC-specific shows (‘Arrow,’ ‘The Flash,’) have recently started crossing over with each other. But there was a very different crossover that two CW shows almost presented a few years ago: believe it or not, there was once an idea floating around to have ‘Supernatural’ cross-over with ‘Smallville’ in what sounds like a fairly zany episode. ‘Supernatural’ writer Jackson Stuart recently explained the ill-fated idea during a recent radio interview:
“There was a lot of really cool ideas that some of the writers had. 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.”
It sounds like an odd idea, to be sure, but ‘Supernatural’ morphed into a very odd series throughout the history of its 10-year run. The showrunners enjoyed putting Sam and Dean, their main characters, into a variety of odd and “meta” situations, including meeting God (who wrote a book series about them) and themselves (as the actual actors who played them, in an alternate reality). So, while the “story about an actor within a TV show” sounds strange at first, if any show could have pulled it off, it was likely ‘Supernatural.’
Source: EW Radio
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