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http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/11/17/exclusive-smallville-movie-gets-a-title/

It’s official: Smallville’s upcoming two-hour Justice Society-centric “movie” is now an actual movie. Sources confirm to me exclusively that The CW has jettisoned the separate titles that were initially assigned to each of the two episodes — “Society” and “Legends,” respectively — in favor of the singularly sensational (and far more marketable) Smallville: Absolute Justice. What’s more, I hear the movie will air as a seamless two-hour event with only one set of credits.
By the way, the air date for Smallville: Absolute Justice was recently changed from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5. Adjust your schedules accordingly.

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tariel22
Nov. 17th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS! Thanks for sharing the news! I have banned myself from Twitter in the interest of getting some work done today. :)

I want a BTS documentary, an interview with Director!Tom, and I absolutely DEMAND that Tom does a commentary track for the S9 DVDs!

And I was encouraged to see Michael Shanks say in his recent interview that Tom acts throughout the second half, in addition to directing.
tariel22
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I should clarify: I'm excited about the glorious 2-hour movie event. The title? Not so much. :)
jeannev
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the title is kind of lame.

But Yes to all your requests. And lots and lots of BTS promo stills, all with Tom in them. I want at least as many as we got for Apocalypse.
jlvsclrk
Nov. 17th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
As for the title, "Absolute Justice" = bleh, although it goes with the ultra slashy Superbat "Absolute Power" comic run a while back. But for me, Absolut(e) is word associated with Vodka, so I always giggle when I see it combined with any other word.

And I'm with tariel22 - the best thing about this being an "event" is that we WILL get a DVD commentary out of it and I HOPE that Tom will be able to participate.
jeannev
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
The title blows, but I'm very glad they are going for a true 2-hr movie, as opposed to just 2 eps back-to-back. By not having a 2nd set of credits, it actually means we should get more show.

dawnybee
Nov. 17th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hate the title so much. It sounds like a Steven Seagal film. Unless we can get Tom nekkid with a bottle of Absolut in front of him, I'm against it.
jeannev
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, its bad. Why not "Society Legends"? OR "Legends in Society"? Or "Legenciety"?

Nice image, BTW
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jeannev
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Well, I could maybe get behind the 2 word title, if we are using the rationale that 2 hours should get 2 names. But the one they choose just happens to suck.
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huzzlewhat
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
I'm partial to "Sociends" myself. Mostly because you can say it all sorts of funny ways until it sounds kinda French.

I'm bummed about the schedule change, because this means that "Sociends" will be airing while I'm on my biggest business trip of the year. I'm not going to be back at home base until nearly a week later. :-(

eeyore1017
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Are you "blah" about this news or about life in general?
jeannev
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, blah in general. I think this news is kind of cool, actually.
eeyore1017
Nov. 18th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
Sorry you're feeling blah about life. I can relate. *HUGS*

I hope things get better soon.

Edited at 2009-11-18 02:05 am (UTC)
canadabear
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
Eh. They're still Society and Legends to me. I am wondering if they're still going to run them back to back or if they'll intersperse footage if needed.
jeannev
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
I think they're going to air it like a 2 hour episode. Which should be very cool, I would think. In reruns though, they'll split it up.
carolandtom
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
The news is great but I liked the Legends title asociated to Tom as a director. I hope at least we get lots of Tom in commentary, pics, interviews... A girl can dream!
jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed with you for some sort of Tom promo/participation.
serenography
Nov. 18th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
I love this news! Mostly because of the potential for live Tom promos for this movie event that he has such a big hand in! He HAS to make some appearances for this, right? RIGHT??? *desperate*

I just read that the title is also the name of a book by Alex Ross - http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Justice-Alex-Ross/dp/1401224156

Not sure if there's any connection or not though.

jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Tom promo's would be so awesome. Maybe we should tweet the writers and politely request it? Couldn't hurt, right?
agentobrian
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I think this is a great move by the CW to merge the two episodes into one movie. I'm not thrilled with the title, but in my mind, they'll always be Society and Legends.

Waiting an extra week for this is not too cool, but it makes sense to wait until sweeps to put the big stuff on.
jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
The title does blow. But I'm very excited about it. Its going to be a long hiatus this year :/
agentobrian
Nov. 18th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
The long hiatus is going to suck, but since I want SV to do well this year (next year can die on the vine AFAIC), having this big event in February makes more sense.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 18th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
Best news and the title is awesome because it's out of the comics. I'm glad that there is going to be one set of credits because we want to see a lot of things happening with Clark, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, and the JSA. They have broken one rule with a two-worded title.
Out of the cast, Zod is the only one who doesn't appear in the movie at all while Lois and Tess are not in Society, but in Legends.
agentobrian
Nov. 18th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
I'm thinking that the title is only going to be for that night. When the episodes hit syndication, they're most likely going to be split up and given their titles back.

I knew Zod wasn't going to be in Legends, but I didn't know he wasn't going to be in Society as well.
jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Zod isn't in it at all? I didn't know that. Well, I guess it makes sense, but those are the last 2 eps CB will be missing. So, I expect there is lots of Zod to come post the 2 hour movie.
starry_dawn
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
They're really making a big deal out of this, huh? Yay for our little show doing so well! :)
jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
It is a big deal, and I'm so shocked. Where is this new found support for SV coming from? I knew it was doing much better on friday then anyone thought it would, but I guess its really got someones attention. Go SV!
svfan01
Nov. 18th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
I am just curious exactly how the movie is going to flow. They basically have 2 directors filming it. The cast arrangements also make it wierd. I know Lois was only scheduled in the second episode for instance(how many other regs were only scheduled in one of the 2 parts beyond that) so how eactly do they fit that in and let the episode flow like a normal movie
jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
I've seen this done before, actually. In the beginning credits, they'll probably do 2 directing credits, with Glen Winter getting credit for Part 1, and Tom for Part 2. And I expect Glen will be sitting in with Tom so that the styles flow together.

It should be interesting.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 18th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
Smallville: Absolute Justice
I have mixed feelings about these news: I suppose it's an interesting move to go on and do a "2hour movie" but it's also a very big risk. I'm sure they've thought about it and are going to handle it wisely but...Smallville is getting further and further way from the exciting fresh show I signed up for( and taking into account Tom's early interviews the same goes for him). As for the title, yeah I'm not crazy about it either.I suppose they are making all efforts possible to take it to a S10 and I'm all for it. So...
#T.S #
jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Smallville: Absolute Justice
I think, at this point, they've just decided to be a Superman show. And that does make it feel very different from SV as we knew it. If they could just remember to focus on Clark, I feel like I could embrace it far more.
goodvibe
Nov. 18th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yay to it all! Even the sucky title, heh. Amanda Waller, Pam Grier, TW directing - it's all good right now in my book.
jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
It sounds exciting. I hope Pam Grier is kickass. I know nothing about the character at all.
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jeannev
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm shocked at the amount of love SV is getting from the network, and the media in general. Its like someone new has gotten behind it, or maybe its really doing much better then the numbers would suggest. IDK what it is, but a show just doesn't get handed a 2 hr movie in its 9th season.
svfan01
Nov. 18th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Simple answer Absolute Justice DVD(with extras) coming out in March(of coarse that is my asumption).

$$$$$$$ WB $$$$$$$$$

WB owns part of the CW.

As for the CW side of stuff, a 2 hour movie will draw slightly higher ratings then two 1 hour episodes, slightly higher advertising fees from there side.
jeannev
Nov. 19th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Hmmm, you may be onto something.

Heck, I'd buy it.
tjw_jaypat
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
There are so many guest stars in this movie that the focus will probably be on anyone but Clark. :( But I am glad that Tom is involved behind the scenes. Pity he couldn´t direct the whole thing. And I hope he´s finally directing the finale this season.
jeannev
Nov. 19th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm with you. I'm excited, but I'm also not holding out hope that this ep will be very Clark-centric either. The most I'll hope for is that we get some good Clark moments.
sunflowercyn10
Nov. 18th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
An actual movie now! Wow that is good news. I hope that means by editing it this way without an extra roll of credits beginning and end that will mean a little more room for some scenes with Tom. I hope this SV movie event creates alot of buzz and is a tester by the CW for another one after the series actually ends.
jeannev
Nov. 19th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
I hope it means a little more show as well. It has to, right?

I hope they don't skimp on the publicity. Especially since if an ep thats coming on the heels of a long hiatus, and following another Oliver-centric ep.
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