Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum teases that he may return to the MCU for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
After years of delays due to bizarre circumstances, James Gunn is finally bringing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to the big screen next year. The long-awaited third standalone chapter in the team’s story looks to conclude the arc that began in the 2014 origin film and based on the exclusive San Diego Comic-Con footage, will be an emotional journey for the characters. Along with the core team, we will be seeing the return of other supporting characters, including Martinex, who was played by Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum.
Michael Rosenbaum, who is most-recognized by comic book fans for his role as Lex Luthor in Smallville, may have revealed that he is returning to the MCU for the first time since 2017, when he appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Rosenbaum tweeted the following, teasing his appearance in the trailer that screened at San Diego Comic-Con:
The Smallville star is back!
Beyond Smallville, Michael Rosenbaum is also known by fandoms for his voice as Wally West/The Flash in the Justice League animated series. He is certainly a beloved figure amongst comic book fans, and with an MCU film series under his belt, he’s another addition to the list of creatives that have been involved with both DC and Marvel projects. Interestingly enough, he was one of the many that auditioned for the role of Star-Lord for the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Rosenbaum was amongst fellow hopefuls such as Zachary Levi and Glenn Howerton, all of whom lost the role to Chris Pratt. Rosenbaum is also a close friend of James Gunn’s.
The film is written and directed by James Gunn and in addition to Maria Bakalova, stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Will Poulter, Chukwudi Iwuji and Maria Bakalova.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Marvel film and Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum’s potential role in it, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.