Michael Rosenbaum To Return to SMALLVILLE

After many rumors and a lot of “Will he or won’t he” questions, it has been confirmed that Michael Rosenbaum will indeed head back to SMALLVILLE. TVLine reports that Rosenbaum will reprise his role as Lex Luthor in May 13’s two-hour season finale.

Executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson told TVLine,

“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.”

Rosenbaum has not been on Smallville since the seventh season finale, but he said he’s glad to come back.

“I’m 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. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness, and even their threats. Ha ha.”

Smallville fans, is this news a relief? Could you have pictured the series ending without Lex making an appearance?

The final season of Smallville airs on the CW Fridays at 8pm eastern/7pm central.