Once again as a fangirl I am thankful to Twitter, the fact that celebrities use it as a way to communicate with their fans is wonderful and last night Michael used it to answer all the rumours. The problem with this last season of Smallville is that we want the real Lex Luthor not a clone and their decision to use clones has left us fans wondering what is going on. Michael has said he probably will not return and that created a backlash from fans of the show against him however as a fan of MR I support any decision he makes and this site will always support him. He has a lot of new projects in the pipeline which is incredibly exciting Smallville was incredible for Michael but he has a lot more to offer us as fans of his.
There has been a lot of talk about whether or not Michael will return to Smallville’s last season or not. As a fan of Lex Luthor would love Michael to return and reprise his role in the last series of one of my favourite TV shows. As a fan of Michael Rosenbaum I want to see him spread his wings he has a new TV series saved by zeroes and breaking in, a short film Ghild and a horror film coming our way soon and I would love these opportunities to be a fresh start. I go back and forth all the time and from talking to other fans I see I am not alone in this.
However the show’s producers as well as Tom Welling have publically been reaching out to Michael and trying to get him to return. Though recently we heard that Kristin Kreuk definitely will not reprise her role as lana lang we now hear that Welling and the Smallville producers are “cautiously optimistic” about his return as Lex Luthor.
With filming conflicts and potential problems like the distance to where they film Smallville it may be hard to secure Michael’s return but along with the Smallville cast and crew we can be ‘cautiously optimistic’ to see the best Lex Luthor ever back on our screens.
MR’s Smallville episode Lexmas has been named number 5 on a list of top 10 most memorable sci-fi and fantasy christmas episodes. This is one of my all time favourite Smallville episodes and remains a fan favourite so its great to see it being recognised on this list
In a dream Lex sees the life he could lead if he walks away from his father and LuthorCorp. It’s surprisingly touching: in this possible future timeline, Lex and Lana have a baby on the way, Clark is still good friends with Lex (and is now sporting some pretty cool specs), and most of all Lex is living life as if a great burden had passed from him. Coincidentally, the last episode of Smallville this year before the holiday involved Clark finding himself in a timeline where he was found and raised by Lionel Luthor, placing himself in the opposite position from Lex here. It’s one of Michael Rosenbaum’s more interesting turns as Lex — he doesn’t have to be angry or duplicitous, and he and his character both seem to revel in the moment.
I have finally finished uploading the Smallville DVD screencaps of the episodes Michael was in so check them out feel free to use for art etc but if you do le me know so I can add it to the site! Credit back to me if you repost any screencaps www.michaelrosenbaumonline.co.uk