[quote="Lucas Siegel"]Now, the possibility of a ninth season was in heavy doubt earlier this year, but with a return to the Superman mythos, including new exploration by Clark, the coming of Doomsday and soon The Legion of Superheroes, and of course, the best ratings the show has seen in the last few years, it appears season 9 is a go, and Tom Welling is ready to stay with the show.
The bigger question now is, where do they go from here? With the coming of The Legion, Clark will know with absolute certainty of his destiny as Superman. Heâ€™s now been in Metropolis primarily for a couple of years, and several characters from the DCU, including other heroes of the Justice League have already shown up (Green Arrow was even made a main character this season). And, of course, Tom Welling is himself over 30 now. The logical step would be to have him actively becoming Superman, as has been hinted this season, but would change the fundamental premise of the show and go against the show creatorsâ€™ â€œNo Tights, No Flightsâ€