Smallville fans will not see one cast favorite reprise his role and return for the big Arrowverse event set to air later this year. Michael Rosenbaum starred as Lex Luthor for several seasons of the superhero series, but he will not bring back Lex for another spin. Tom Welling and Erica Durance are reprising their Smallville roles for the big Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.
“Friends, many of you have tweeted and asked me about joining the Infinite Crossover. I can’t tell you how much this means to me. I’ll just be straight up about this. WB called my agents Friday afternoon when I was in Florida visiting my grandfather in a nursing home. Their offer: no script. No idea what I’m doing. No idea when I’m shooting. Basically no money. “And the real kick in the a**, ‘We have to know now’. My simple answer was, ‘Pass’. I think you can understand why. I hope this answers all of your questions. Lovingly, Rosenbaum”
While fans will not see Rosenbaum on the Arrowverse event, they will see other familiar faces. It was previously reported that Brandon Routh will appear as Superman. He appeared in Superman Returns on the big screen. There are now reports that Lynda Carter will reprise her role of Wonder Woman for the crossover. She appears on Supergirl as the President of the United States already.
As for the crossover, it will air over five episodes starting with Supergirl on December 8 at 8pm. Three episodes of the event will air before the winter hiatus, and the final two episodes will air in January. Fans will see the entire DC Universe on CW take part in the event, including Batwoman and Black Lightning.
What do you think? Are you excited for the Arrowverse event? Are you sad you won’t see Michael Rosenbaum make an appearance?