For months, fans have been asking and practically begging for producers to bring back Michael Rosenbaum as the evil villian Lex Luthor for Smallville’s series finale. It looks like they will finally be getting their wish.
Just last night (Feb. 11), Entertainment Weekly magazine was reporting that Rosenbaum had vehemently denied a comeback to the numerous offers thrown his way. It looked like a dead deal.
But something must have changed his mind.
“I’m delighted to return for the series finale,” Rosenbaum tells Michael Ausiello’s new venture TVLine. “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.”
“It feels like the stars are aligning, literally,” say producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson. “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.”
Are you excited for Rosenbaum’s return? How would you like the series to bow out?