‘Smallville’ Star Michael Rosenbaum Wants Lex Luthor Back From Jesse Eisenberg

Michael Rosenbaum Lex Luthor Jesse EisenbergAmidst all the speculation about the big screen future of Superman in the DC Extended Universe, some have also wondered about the Man of Steel’s other big players and whether or not the current DCEU performers will return as well. One of these big players in question is Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum would like to steal the role back from him.

Rosenbaum replied to a SyFy Wire tweet about Henry Cavill’s potential departure from the Superman role, where he humorously expressed hope in Eisenberg leaving too:

Rosenbaum played Lex Luthor in The CW’s Smallville throughout its entire run. On that series, the relationship between Luthor and Clark Kent (Tom Welling) is portrayed as a friendship that eventually decayed into the famous rivalry as known in the DC Comics.

Eisenberg has portrayed an interesting take on Lex Luthor in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in a brief appearance in the post-credits scene for Justice League. The Academy Award-nominated actor’s portrayal of the character in the former has been subject to extremely polarizing reception from critics and audiences alike. Some praised Eisenberg for the bold decisions he made in playing the character while others have panned his portrayal as too goofy and off-the-wall for a film as dark as Dawn of Justice.

Where would you rank both Rosenbaum and Eisenberg’s versions of Lex Luthor in comparison to the likes of John Shea, Lyle Talbot, Gene Hackman and err… Kevin Spacey? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the world of DC Comics as seen on the page and both the big and small screens.

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  • Sire Joe

    YES PLEASE! He was so much better as Lex. I would love DC if they did that.

    • Nahuel Benvenuto

      no, that show was awful

      • Sire Joe

        Like the show or not, he was a far better Lex.

        • Dagameplayer

          The show was great considering it lasted 10 seasons and is still being talked about all these years later. It’s one of the most viewed programs on Hulu right now.

          Anyway I hope Michael plays the character again either on a Big Budget movie or animated series.

  • David Ziegenbusch

    Rosenbaum all the way always!

  • virgo02

    It would be pretty cool if Michael became Lex again but he was just joking and I don’t see him playing Lex any time soon 😞