Michael Rosenbaum played Lex Luthor in 154 episodes of Smallville, and remains one of the most popular actors to have brought the villain to life on screen.
It's now been over a decade since he last played the character, though with his friend, James Gunn, taking charge of DC Studios and the DCU, it seems Rosenbaum is holding out hope to return. We're sure his comments below are tongue-in-cheek, though we're sure many of you would be happy to see him shave his head to play Lex again!
For those of you who may not recall, Rosenbaum and Gunn have worked together on a number of projects, including PG Porn and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The DC Studios co-CEO is currently hard at work writing a new Superman movie but isn't expected to direct (some believe Ben Affleck could end up taking charge of the reboot). That will follow Clark Kent as a cub reporter in Metropolis and is expected to revolve around a Man of Steel who has already been established in this world.
We don't, however, expect to see any actor play Lex Luthor.
The villain has been in pretty much every single Superman movie, so returning to that well just seems redundant at this stage. Kal-El has many great villains in the comic books who have yet to make their big screen debuts, including Brainiac, Metallo, and Bizarro.
Lex will probably factor into a future story at some point, so perhaps the Smallville actor will get a call down the line? As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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