‘Smallville’ Alum Michael Rosenbaum Turned Down A Role In ‘The Suicide Squad’

Smallville alum Michael Rosenbaum recently revealed why he had to turn down a role in The Suicide Squad.

The Suicide Squad has one of the most interesting casts ever put together for a comic book movie. This is in large part due to James Gunn assembling many frequent collaborators, some of which we’ve seen in his Guardians of the Galaxy films. Michael Rosenbaum, best known as Smallville‘s Lex Luthor, appeared in the sequel as Martinex.

On a recent episode of ComicBook.com’s Talking Shop, Michael Rosenbaum revealed that he was set to reunite with James Gunn on The Suicide Squad, but neck surgery forced him to turn down the role:

“It was close, I was supposed. Let’s just say I supposed to be in it, but I had neck surgery and I couldn’t do a role. I couldn’t do the role because it was too physical at that time, and I couldn’t jeopardize my neck, but there was, there was the role. Unfortunately, for now, this role is going to remain a secret. Perhaps this could be a good sign of him playing it somewhere down the road? I won’t say the role, but there was the role. James is always so gracious and kind and reached out and so I think when the time’s right, look it’s nice when your friends think of you, it’s nice when your friends have a part.”

What role do you think Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum was going to play in The Suicide Squad? Feel free to speculate in the comments below!

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more news on the upcoming DC film, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Source: ComicBook.com

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.