After the recent confirmation that Smallville stars Tom
Welling and Erica Durance will be reprising their roles of Superman and Lois
Lane, respectively, for this December’s ginormous Arrowverse crossover event –
Crisis on Infinite Earths – many fans have been hoping that Michael Rosenbaum
will once again pick up his Smallville role of Lex Luthor.
Unfortunately, Rosenbaum himself has moved to completely quash
To be fair to the actor, you can completely understand his
point on this one – even though it would’ve been all kinds of fantastic to see
what Rosenbaum’s Luthor has been up to in the years since Smallville came to a
close back in 2011.
Crisis on Infinite Earths will air across five episodes of
The CW’s shared Arrowverse of shows later this year, kicking off with Supergirl
on December 8th, before then playing out across Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow, and
finishing off with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on December 14th.
Given the comic book arc that Crisis on Infinite Earths is
loosely based upon, it’s expected that this all-encompassing event will
essentially streamline a whole bunch of DC TV series into one shared world.
When all is said and done, Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of
Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Smallville, and who know what other shows
could well exist in one merged timeline.