Of his return to the CW series, Rosenbaum said, “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.”
He continued, “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 bad-ass he’s destined to be.”
Smallville executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson noted, “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.”
Reportedly, the cast and crew have three episodes left to shoot and will be done in the next six to seven weeks. The special two-hour finale of Smallville will air on Friday, May 13th.
What do you think? Was Rosenbaum’s return planned all along or was all of the “will he/won’t he” drama for real?
One of the sticking points, at least for awhile, was that Rosenbaum didn’t want to shave his head again. Do you think part of the deal was that he wouldn’t have to?