Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum confirmed he passed on returning as Lex Luthor for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover.
For the first seven years of Smallville, Michael Rosenbaum portrayed Lex Luthor and his performance as Clark Kent’s friend-turned-foe is still well-regarded by many fans of the series. So, when news broke that Tom Welling and Erica Durance would reprise their respective roles as Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths, many hoped Michael Rosenbaum would join them as Lex Luthor.
Unfortunately, Michael Rosenbaum confirmed he passed on the offer to reprise his role as Lex Luthor in the Arrowverse crossover in a lengthy Twitter post. As Michael Rosenbaum explained, Warner Bros. called his agents to ask him about returning as Lex Luthor on Friday while he was visiting his grandfather in Florida. However, Michael Rosenbaum turned down the chance to play Lex Luthor again because the studio offered him no script and no information on when he would be filming, all while requiring an answer right away.
Check out the post below to read Michael Rosenbaum’s full explanation for why he won’t return as Lex Luthor in the Arrowverse crossover.
Here ya go. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8PFT6wsPMo
— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) September 24, 2019
Are you disappointed to hear that Michael Rosenbaum’s Lex Luthor won’t appear in the next Arrowverse crossover? Do you understand Michael Rosenbaum’s reason for turning down the offer to play Lex Luthor again? Let us know in the comments section below!
Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The crossover will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January.
In addition to the regular cast members of each Arrowverse series, Crisis on Infinite Earths will also feature appearances by Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman and Ray Palmer/The Atom, LaMonica Garrett as the Anti-Monitor, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Tom Cavanagh as Pariah, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Tom Welling as Clark Kent / Superman, and Burt Ward.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the upcoming Arrowverse crossover as it develops!
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