Justin “Hunky” Hartley to return to Smallville next season
According to numerous online sources, Justin Hartley—who in my opinion is the CW’s King of wet dreams(sorry, Chad)—is scheduled to reprise his role as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow for Smallville’s eighth season. But wait, it gets better. Hartly will be returning as a series regular to round out the cast in wake of Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk departure from the series.
The addition can only be favorable to gay fanyboys and add more spice to the series. The main cast already has two established hunks: the titled character himself, Tom Welling and Aaron Ashmore, who plays nice guy Jimmy Olsen (Now if we can only get Shawn Ashmore to make an appreance). Hartly returning to the cast fulltime can only fuel some certain fantasies we’ve been having since he made his debut back in 2006. But as a fan of the series and a comic nerd, this can only mean good things for Smallville.
Oliver Queen is notorious in the Smallville-verse as the billionaire & crime-fighter who established the Justice League—something fans all around have been aching to see more of. With his return, hopefully we will be seeing Black Canary, Aquaman, Flash, and many other superheroes make a reoccurring appearance on the show. There is nothing that puts a smile on my face than seeing my favorite superheroes come to life on the small screen. Perhaps the WB would allow a certain Amazon Princess to make a debut?
Although the show is primarily about the road to becoming a superhero, Hartley and League are the only characters to actually don superhero costumes. And how can I properly describe Hartley in his costume? Well, he’s pretty much the gay equivalent to Princess Leia in the Gold Bikini…a holy grail most gay fanboys have been looking for ever since Luke Skywalker went from delicious twinkie in “A New Hope” to crowning top in “Return of the Jedi.”
Hartley only made one appearance this pass season as the Green Arrow due to commitments to prior projects. Prior to that, he was a reoccurring in season six. Smallville premieres its eighth season this fall on the CW.
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Originally posted by Paul Florez