Michael Rosenbaum Returning to ‘Smallville’ as Lex Luthor for Series Finale

Even though this news came out a couple days ago that doesn’t make it any less awesome. So awesome, in fact, we thought it was worth telling you about it even if though you may already know. What is this amazing news?

Well, get ready to be thrilled, especially if you’re a fan of Smallville. Michael Rosenbaum will be returning to play Lex Luthor for the series finale. That’s right, after months of speculation, the actor just closed a deal to return to the CW series for the finale, reprising his role as Lex.

“It feels like the stars are aligning, literally. We couldn’t be more excited about having Michael back,” Smallville executive producers/showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson said. “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.”

Rosenbaum, who left the series after season 7 to pursue his writing, said he was “delighted” to return for the series finale. “I’m simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made Smallville the great success it is,” he said. “I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness and even their threats. Ha ha. 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 badass he’s destined to be.”

Well, it seems the stars are aligning and the Smallville series finale should end up being one to remember. The series finale of Smallville airs on May 13th on the CW.

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