Among the new faces popping up on the upcoming sixth season of Smallville, now making its home at The CW television network, will be Jimmy Olsen, the man destined to become Superman's pal, according to TV Guide insider, Michael Ausiello, in his weekly column.
The actor rumored to portray Olsen will be Aaron Ashmore, best known for his recurring role on Veronica Mars as Veronica's former drug-smuggling possible-rapist beau. Ashmore is brother to Shawn Ashmore, who also appeared on Smallville as a villain and starred in the three X-Men movies.
Olsen is allegedly being groomed to be a love interest for Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), who has an internship at the Daily Planet. The character will appear in the season premiere. No word yet on whether the character will be a regular or recurring.