Former “Smallville” stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum will both be in attendance at the Los Angeles Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention which takes place Sunday, August 12th at The Reef Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Welling is best known for his role as Clark Kent in The WB/CW superhero series “Smallville” and Marcus Pierce on the Fox drama series “Lucifer”. He has also starred in such films as “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” “The Fog,” “The Choice,” and “Draft Day”.
Rosenbaum also starred on “Smallville” in the role of Lex Luthor and most recently as the character Buddy Dobbs on the TV Land series “Impastor”. He has also appeared in over twenty films including “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2,” “Urban Legend,” “Sweet November,” “Bringing Down the House,” and “Sorority Boys”.
Both actors will be greeting fans, signing autographs, and posing for photo-ops from 11:00AM – 2:00PM during the one-day-only convention although their appearances and panels are subject to change or cancellation.
For more information on the Los Angeles Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention including autograph/photo-op pricing and ticket costs, please visit ComicBookSciFi.com.
Earlier this week, Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk was asked if she would be up for a reunion project, to which she answered with an earnest, “Yeah, absolutely. I’ve never thought about it, but that sounds like it could be a lot of fun.”
Of course, Kreuk isn’t the first former cast member of the young Superman series to express their interest in such an endeavor. Both Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor respectively on the series, have entertained the idea of coming back together to tell more Smallville stories in animated form.
Even Justin Hartley, who played Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on the long-running show, said he’d be up for a guest stint on Arrow if the role was right. On top of all that, Erica Durance, who played Smallville’s Lois Lane, is already guest starring on Supergirl, which means she is obviously willing to continue to be a part of the DC television family.
So far, everyone one of Smallville‘s main actors who have been asked have indicate they’re willing to revisit the roles they famously played. But why stop at an animated series when we could have a full blown crossover with the rest of the Arrowverse?
How could such a crossover come about? Well, that’s relatively easy. The Arrowverse, and more specifically the Grant Gustin-starring Flash television series, has established the DC Multiverse as a basic part aspect of its heroes’ mythology. Many characters from other alternate Earths have popped up over the years, and some of the main heroes have even visited alternate Earths, like Supergirl’s universe or the nazi-led Earth-X. There is nothing stopping the Smallville universe from simply being re-introduced as one of the 52 Earths that constitutes this Multiverse.
With the Flash, Vibe and the Legends of Tomorrow all able to access alternate realities and timelines, any one of them could be what serves as the bridge between the two shows’ realities, allowing the casts of both universes to freely interact. Stephen Amell’s Arrow could meet with an alternate, older version of himself that just so happens to look like Justin Hartley, Supergirl could meet different versions of not only herself, but her cousin and Lois Lane, and Rosenberg’s Lex Luthor could be the villain everyone has to stop together.
Of course, such a project wouldn’t be without its complications. For example, both Welling and Rosembaum are more eager to return for an animated project, given that the Lex Luthor actor isn’t exactly itching to shave his head. However, a return appearance could easily explain such things as Luthor’s hair, or the aging of the characters. In fact, the Smallville universe could be painted as some sort of Kingdom Come-esque reality where the heroes are older, more experienced, and perhaps even being phased out. This would allow Welling’s Superman to be a more grizzled Man of Steel, with a costume that would prevent Welling from having to don the classic Superman suit he was never really keen on wearing. In fact, a more practical costume for his older Superman would be just one more layer to ensuring this venture would stand out in fans’ eyes.
A crossover between Smallville and the Arrowverse cast seems like a no-brainer, one that really should have happened by now. There is immense possibility for fun interactions, and it would also be a nice way to acknowledge the success of Smallville, and the universe of superheroes it led to. But even more than that, it’s something that most fans would love to see. It could easily become a highly-anticipated event, and a milestone of modern television. With most of the main cast members of Smallville willing to return for a reunion of some sort, what better way then to rope the series up into the Arrowverse, and show us a possible future for a dearly departed series.
This is great news! Michael’s latest movie The Neighbour is out now on Amazon.com It costs $3.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy
Here is hoping that it will be out on the UK Amazon soon!
“Mike, a middle-aged man in a routine marriage, becomes enthralled with the young couple who moves in next door. As Mike gets to know Jenna, the beautiful young woman next door, she slowly reveals dark details of her marriage. As his previously mundane world starts to crumble around him, Mike makes a desperate effort to save Jenna, putting his relationship with both her and his wife on the line.”
Yes you heard me correctly the Inside of you with Michael Rosenbaum podcast is doing so well that they have merchandise now! So far they have a mug and two shirt designs available for pre-order from his official site.
Both shirts are so cute, and I love the mug it is in the colours of the podcast logo and I love the blue inside! There will only be a limited number of each design available and they will ship at the end of the month so be sure to get your orders in asap!
“The Neighbor follows Mike (William Fichtner), a middle-aged man in a routine marriage, wrestling with the fact that he feels his life to be passing him by. Yet, when a young couple moves in next door, Mike quickly befriends the young and vulnerable Jenna (Jessica McNamee) – herself trapped in a tumultuous marriage to Scott (Michael Rosenbaum), a car salesman with an immature and pejorative streak. Mike works from home as a copywriter, which allows him plenty of time to pay attention to the beautiful young woman next door; who slowly begins to reveal the details of her life with Scott, and the fact that all isn’t as carefree as Scott would like it to appear. As Mike witnesses the young couple’s relationship straining, his own marriage starts coming apart at the seams, as Mike’s wife Lisa (Jean Louisa Kelly) also sees the attraction forming and pulls further away from Mike – pushing their own relationship the breaking point. Compounding the fact is Mike’s son, Alex (Colin Woodell), who returns from college and forms an unwitting friendship with Jenna, much to the distain of his father. As Mike witnesses the perceived abuse of Jenna at the hands of Scott increasing, he makes one last drastic and misguided effort to intervene – and in the end only serves to completely sever his relationship with Jenna, his family and his life in general.”
Michael’s movie The Neighbor can now be found in the American iTunes and selected theatres with more platforms coming soon I cannot wait to see this movie so please go and watch on iTunes if you are in the US and support our guy.
Michael loves appearing at conventions and meeting his fans and he has been announced at two conventions so far this year.
He has been announced at Wizard World in St Louis February 2-4 2018 and you can find out more and buy tickets HERE
He will be at Awesome Con Washigton DC MARCH 30 – APRIL 1, 2018 with Tom Welling you can get more information and tickets HERE
So as well as Michael’s own podcast on Itunes, you can hear him appear on I’m Fine with Krista Allen!
Michael Rosenbaum is on and we discuss a message from Pope Francis, but it turns out it’s NOT from Pope Francis. But, it’s a good message! Also, don’t use shampoo to jerk off. That’s not part of the message. But it’s equally important. .. If you’re 12. “I’m Fine” is part of the Dragon Wagon Radio independent Podcast Network. Visit www.dragonwagonradio.com/donate to show your support!
You can listen to his episode HERE
So Michael has a brand new shiny website! I love the photography on it, I like the layouts of the filmography page and though I cannot find it in the UK it looks like a podcast is in the works!
So head on over to his site and show him some love and support because let’s face it long term fans know we have been waiting for the official site for a while now! Don’t worry though this site will still be here and updated weekly I will always support Michael.
The ‘Smallville’ alum opens up about auditioning to play Star-Lord and the rather crass autograph the ‘Star Wars’ star once gave him.
After cementing himself as DC comic book royalty on the small screen, Michael Rosenbaum has shifted to Marvel with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The Indiana-raised actor played Lex Luthor for seven seasons on TV’s Smallville and has earned fan acclaim for voicing The Flash in DC animated properties. This month, he returns to his comic roots as Martinex, an associate of Sylvester Stallone’s Ravager character Stakar. It’s a homecoming of sorts, as Rosenbaum — whose podcast Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum launches in June — auditioned for friend and director James Gunn for the role of Star-Lord in the original Guardians.
In a conversation with Heat Vision, Rosenbaum opens up about reading for the role that ultimately went to Chris Pratt, his Smallville years and his surprising friendship with the late Carrie Fisher.
Marvel and Disney are known for their secrecy. When you landed the role of Martinex, how much of the script did they share?
I got the whole script. It was watermarked with my name. I knew Yondu [Michael Rooker] died before we shot it … I was sitting at the premiere with Michael Rooker and I could tell he was choking up at the end … it really says something when a man can get emotional about his own work.
You’ve written and sold several projects. If you could write something for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what would it be?
I’d love to write Power Pack. It came out in the ’80s … these young siblings get powers from an alien race right as their dad builds this planet-destroying weapon, which another alien race wants. It’s got that Spielberg/Stranger Things vibe. I could really take that concept and make it fresh.
You worked with Sylvester Stallone on Guardians 2. What was your favorite moment with him?
I love James’ [Gunn] taste in music, but he hates a lot of the ’80s shit that I like. I remember belting out this really obscure ’80s song and suddenly Stallone joins in … I look over at James and he’s just staring at me with this “f— you” look on his face.
You auditioned for the role of Peter Quill in the first Guardians. Can you talk about the screen test? Was it strange being in front of Gunn, who is a friend?
Yes, I was nervous as shit (laughs). You’re sitting there with one of your best friends who’s directing a huge movie, who knows your ability and said, “I wanna see your take on Peter Quill.” Now the pressure’s on. I just had to shut it off … I remember coming up with my own dance for the Star-Lord dance scene. I had a great partner, it felt really organic right from the start.
Were you disappointed when you didn’t get the part?
You know, I didn’t really care about getting the part. I didn’t know anything about the Guardians comics. I just wanted to do a good job for James.
Did you know Chris Pratt was cast before that became public?
Yeah, I’d heard. Chris is amazing in that role.
Were things weird between you and Gunn after that?
No, not at all. The way I look at it … I was privileged to be one of the few people that got to screen test. I was so honored and grateful that James had me audition.
How do you draw the line between friendship and business?
Friendship comes first 100 percent of the time. You don’t question it. I want to see my friends succeed … if they have the ability to cast me in something, that’s great. If not, I don’t think twice.
Talk about your relationship with Carrie Fisher. How did you two meet?
Carrie’s assistant reached out because Carrie’s daughter wanted a signed photo of Lex. I said, “Tell her I want a signed picture from Return of the Jedi!” Carrie actually sent the photo, which I keep in my office. It says, “Blow me — Carrie.”
At the time I was filming the first season of Smallville and living in a hotel. She said, “Why are you living in a hotel? I have these little bungalows at my house, Meryl Streep stays there, Richard Dreyfuss stays there, you could, too … it’s got its own kitchen, you’d never have to see me.”
So I stayed there for three months and I wrote like crazy. She really showed me the way when it came to writing, and she never asked for anything, she just said, “Buy me a gift when you’re done.” So I bought her a skylight for her living room.
She was just an amazing person, she embraced mental illness like no one had ever done and she was just so giving. Her house was always open to everybody, and she was so smart. I remember listening to her and saying to her, “I don’t understand a f—ing word you just said.” She said, “Oh, f— you, why don’t you try reading, Rosenbaum?!”
Carrie was always there for her friends. If I said, “Man, I feel like shit,” she’d say, “Why? Do you wanna talk?”
What’s one of the strangest things that happened with Fisher?
I remember lying on her giant bed with Michael Keaton, Tracey Ullman, Nicole Kidman and Carrie … just lying on her bed … laughing and talking. I thought, “Where am I?” Then she tried hooking me up with Nicole Kidman. Nicole is so out of my league … Carrie took me over to Nicole, said one sentence, and just left me with her. It was never gonna happen, but I’ll always remember that.
We’d have parties at her place with my friends and her friends. It was like Meg Ryan with my stoner friend Roger. It was a great relationship. She was just a powerful human being.
Michael Rosenbaum can also be seen performing stand-up comedy at places around Los Angeles such as the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store, and will be touring with his band The Sandwich this summer in Germany. More information can be found here.