Could Lex Luthor be coming back to “Smallville”?
Alpha Airlock reports that with the series’ pick-up for a ninth season, producers are leaving the door open for Michael Rosenbaum to return as Superman’s nemesis, Lex Luthor.
The big sticking point in the negotiations may come down to the appearance of Lex on-screen. For seven seasons, actor Michael Rosenbaum kept his head shaved for the role. Now that he’s left the series, he’s allowed his hair to grow back. But he might be willing to take the role back on if the series said Lex was wearing a wig or if he could wear a skull-cap.
No word yet on if Rosenbaum would or has accepted or if he’s return in a recurring role or rejoin the cast full time.
However, with current season eight villain Doomsday actor, Sam Witmer, not yet signed for the ninth season, it may be a good time to try and lure back Lex.
At the very least, we need Lex back for one or two episodes to wrap things up.