Michael Rosenbaum, the man who portrayed Lex Luthor in The CW’s Smallville, has finally agreed to reprise his role for the series finale. TV Line has the full story.
After nearly a year of will-he-or-won’t-he speculation, Michael Rosenbaum has inked a deal to reprise his role as Smallville‘s Lex Luthor in the two-hour season finale airing May 13, TVLine has learned.
“I’m delighted to return for the series finale,” Rosenbaum tells TVLine exclusively. “I’m simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made Smallville the great success it is. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness, and even their threats. Ha ha.”
The actor continues, “I can’t wait to hug the old crew back in Vancouver one last time and see all of my old friends once again. Oh, and for Lex to become the bad-ass he’s destined to be.”
Executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson say of Rosenbaum’s encore, “It feels like the stars are aligning, literally. We couldn’t be more excited. And as far as the way he returns… there’ll be no doubt about how Lex becomes the great rival in Clark Kent’s life. He is the villain of the story.”
I watched the first 5 season on DVD but never made it past that. Even though I’ve never been a die-hard fan of the show, I’m glad Rosenbaum came to his senses. Yeah, it sucks being associated with a specific role, but that was the role that made him. The fans deserved to see him as Lex Luthor one more time.