In a story from TV Guide it appears that Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills, 90210) has recently been cast on Smallville as the DC Comics villain Metallo.

The plan is for Brian Austin Green to appear "as the kryptonite-powered villain (alter ego "Daily Planet" journo John Corben)" in the first two episodes of the ninth season.

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This season new season of Smallville debuts Friday, Sept. 25.