Despite numerous claims to the contrary, Michael Rosenbaum will be returning as Lex Luthor for Smallville’s two-hour series finale on May 13th. TVLine.com got the exclusive on the news and confirmed that Rosenbaum has signed on for Lex, and even got quotes from him:
â€œIâ€™m delighted to return for the series finale,â€ Rosenbaum tells TVLine exclusively. â€œIâ€™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.â€
The actor continues, â€œI canâ€™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 bad-ass heâ€™s destined to be.â€
Although Lex has been absent from Smallville for a while (along with quality storytelling), the end of the series just wouldn’t be the same without Clark’s arch-nemesis. This news makes the series finale, along with Clark finally donning THE SUIT, much more tempting to watch.