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Smallville has found its Blue Beetle and Booster Gold for an upcoming episode of The CW series written by Geoff Johns.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Days of Our Lives actor Eric Martsolf and relative newcomer Jaren Brandt Bartlett will play Booster Gold and Jaime Reyes, respectively, in the much-anticipated episode. Titled “Booster,” it presumably will air on March 4. Star and executive producer Tom Welling will direct.
Johns told Comic Book Resources last month that he’s always liked the chemistry between Booster and the new Blue Beetle, who debuted in 2006 in DC Comics’ Infinite Crisis. “… So when I was going to do this episode, I wanted to do those two together and I think the story that we came up works really well,” he said. “It’s very Booster 1.0, meaning he’s in the early stages of his career as a hero — and is pretty self-serving. […] You’ll see Beetle’s origin, Booster first meeting Clark and Lois and maybe a cameo by someone from Kord Industries.”
Martsolf, 39, appeared in the daytime soap Passions from 2002 until its cancellation in August 2008, before debuting on Days of Our Lives later that year. Bartlett, who turns 23 in February, has several movie and TV credits on his resume, including Dark Angel, The 4400 and a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s live-action series The Troop.
Smallville‘s 10th and final season airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
Update: The show also has cast Ted Kord.