June 24, 2009 at 01:58 PM EDT

Sources confirm that Callum Blue (The Tudors, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Related) has landed the role as the DC Comics supervillain General Zod for The CW sci-fi show’s upcoming ninth season. Terence Stamp played the character in the 1980 movie Superman II. EW’s Michael Ausiello first reported that Smallville was casting Zod last month.

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