Michael Rosenbaum Smallville rumors had been ominous. A Michael Rosenbaum Smallville return for the series finale was seemingly inevitable, since he does play Lex Luthor. For 10 years, the series has detailed how Clark Kent slowly became Superman, and now the training process is almost over. Most expected that his boyhood friend turned future arch enemy would rise again at the end, but that seemed to be ruled out a few days ago. But after a few days of concern, the Michael Rosenbaum Smallville comeback has finally been worked out.
It won’t be long before the series finale is filmed, and it already stands to be huge. It will be a two hour event on Friday, May 13, and is certain to have some big, final tests for the future Superman. Yet it would mean almost nothing, without Lex Luthor around to resume their life long battle.
As such, Michael Rosenbaum Smallville rumors have been a cause for concern for fans this week. Originally, the rumors were that the small screen Lex wouldn’t come back, as Entertainment Weekly quoted a source saying he wouldn’t. The source claimed that he had “put the show behind him” and that he had refused previous offers to come back.
But after that story broke, it appeared negotiations heated up one last time. According to Deadline Hollywood, the efforts finally paid off, as the actor has reportedly agreed to a final guest star spot. It will be on the series finale, to pay off the Clark/Lex struggle that was interrupted in 2008.
The Michael Rosenbaum Smallville legacy added new sides to Lex Luthor, as his younger self became a childhood friend of Clark Kent. But as the two went on their different paths, their friendship finally fell apart, before he brought down the Fortress of Solitude to end Season 7.
Since then, Lex hasn’t been found, as Clark has continued on his journey for three more seasons. But since his body was never found, and since Lex has to be around when Superman is born, the door was always open for his comeback.
Yet the Michael Rosenbaum Smallville return appeared to be ruled out, until the last several hours. In the end, he told Deadline Hollywood that he was “simply doing it for all the fans out there”, who displayed passion, relentlessness – and even threats. Although he might have come back a bit reluctantly, he stated that he couldn’t wait for “Lex to become the badass he’s destined to be.”
The show still has three more episodes, including the series finale, to shoot, leaving time to work out Lex’s return. Fans already anticipate and dread the end, but now that the Michael Rosenbaum Smallville return is finally set, the waiting should be a bit easier.
Deadline Hollywood- “Lex Returns: Michael Rosenbaum To Come Back For Smallville Series Finale”
Entertainment Weekly- “Smallville scoop: Michael Rosenbaum turned down finale appearance as Lex Luthor”