Oh hey, never mind all those reports from this morning about Michael Rosenbaum not reprising his Smallville role of Lex Luthor at all during the homestretch of the show’s final season. Word came late Friday via TV Line that Rosenbaum is not as heartless as his fictional alter ego, and will indeed be showing up in the May 13 two-hour season finale. Says Rosenbaum: ““I’m simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made Smallville the great success.” Smart move, since those fans would surely never forgive him if he did not return for the finale. (I’ve been to the Smallville panels at Comic-Con, those fans are intense.)
TV Line also quoted show executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, saying, “It feels like the stars are aligning, literally” (though hopefully not in the way some have posited will happen in 2012 at the end of the Mayan calendar). Rosenbaum, who will soon surely be breaking out the clippers, left the series after season seven.