Michael Rosenbaum Thinks SMALLVILLE Stigma Would Keep Him From Playing Lex Luthor In BATMAN VS SUPERMAN
It’s been almost 10 years since Smallville ended it’s historic run on The CW Network. While most people think that the series suffered after season seven, there is no denying that it carries a legacy that may not be touched for some time. The reason most people thought the show lost it’s luster after the seventh season was the fact that star Michael Rosenbaum, who played the iconic Lex Luthor, departed the show. Rosenbaum did return for the show’s series finale, but is that enough for him? Does he still have the desire to play Lex one more time?
That answer would be yes! While promoting his latest movie, Back In The Day, Rosenbaum was asked if he has fielded any phone calls about shaving his head once again for Batman Vs. Superman. “The fans have been unbelievable. They’ve tweeted me, I’ve tweeted back…I’ve been to conventions and they always ask me, ‘Would you do it?’ And I’m not an idiot, of course I’d do it. I’d love to do it. But I think Joaquin Phoenix is probably gonna do it or somebody,” he said talking of the rumor that Phoenix is high on WB’s wish list for the role.
However, there is a problem, and it’s not with Rosenbaums desire. He talked about how he is a big Zack Snyder fan, and would do the role in a heartbeat, “But I don’t hold my breath because I know there’s the stigma, ‘He was the TV Smallville Lex Luthor.’ I say that sarcastically, but I think it’s a shame. If people like the role and what I did with it, then they should consider it. But I’m not the director. I’m not the producer. Long story short, I’d do it in a fucking heartbeat.”
Rosenbaum’s desire is a bit puzzling to me personally. Mainly because he seemed so adamant that he didn’t want to revisit the role when the show was going on. While a tad puzzling, I do understand why he would want to do the role on such a big scale. Leave your comment in the comment boxes below on if you would like to see him as Lex again, and as always, check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest.
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