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Smallville Alum Returning for Finale

After much confusion,
TVLine.com is reporting that Michael Rosenbaum has agreed to return for
Smallville’s series finale. A founding actor since the show’s pilot 10 years
ago, Rosenbaum had previously held the role of infamous Superman villain, Lex
Luther. Recently, rumors were spreading across the Internet that Rosenbaum was
refusing to return to the show, having left after seven seasons to pursue other
acting opportunities. Now, however, Rosenbaum has confirmed that he will be
reprising his role on the long-running television series.

“I’m delighted to
return for the series finale,” the interview with Rosenbaum on TVLine.com
states. “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.”

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Kelly
Souders and Brian Peterson, executive producers of Smallville say of Rosenbaum’s
return, “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.”

On the
idea of Luthor’s character evolution, Rosenbaum states that he is excited for
“Lex to become the bad-ass he’s destined to be.”

 After 10
seasons, the Smallville team has decided to call it quits and hang up their
superman capes. As such, they have been calling on Smallville alumni to give
the show a memorable send-off. The return of Rosenbaum fits this trend, and for
fans, it will be exciting to see the end of a long-running character arc.

 The two hour series finale
will air on May 13th.

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