‘Smallville’ showrunners, Al Gough and Miles Millar, were responsible for the “Klana”, or the way fans of the series say fictional relationship between Clark Kent and Lana LangAnd in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter for his Netflix series, “Wednesday” broke his silence about one of the most recurring criticisms of his 21-year-old creation.
Romance longer than it should.
Asked if Gough and Miller would have done things differently with “Smallville” today, Gough Took the opportunity to talk about “Clana”,
“Clark-Lana went on for too long. There must have been something else. I think this was one that got a little repetitive. My youngest daughter, now after ‘Wednesdays,’ will watch ‘Smallville’ again and it’s in the second season. He says, ‘What has happened to these two?’ I say: ‘That was a different time.’ There are things that, if we go back, maybe we’ll be a little more adventurous with some of those relationships and take them to some extremes and let them play.”
In 2001, television sitcom romances were commonplace, but Miller confirms I would write all the female characters differently:
“We were definitely cautious and very conscious of the fact that we wanted to go into five seasons, and we ended up with 10, but we thought, ‘Well, if we break them up, what do we do? going to do? Again, as the father of the girls, I think the character we would do them differently today. I think Lana, she had no autonomy. She could have been a stronger character, and she always It’s a different era, a different time. So, that’s something I think we could have done and will definitely look to do better.”
As is often the case, they admit that they could never do the show today because Nobody Wants Superhero Shows On The CW Anymore, When asked if he would visit Superman again, Gough said:
“I think we’ve already told that story, and they’re always reinventing Superman. I just read last night that James Gunn is writing a new young Superman movie, and I said, ‘Okay ‘ I think we were very, very fortunate to do the show. When we did it because we were able to do the show that I wanted to do and frankly, there was no committee sitting over us telling us What we could or couldn’t do… We wouldn’t be allowed to do that show today. There were too many deviations from the canon. One generation’s heresy is the next generation’s gospel.