Lex Luthor Officially Exits SMALLVILLE

Michael Rosenbaum, who has played Lex Luthor for six seasons on SMALLVILLE, is officially leaving the show according to a joint statement from the powers that be released to the press just minutes ago. “It has been an honor and pleasure to work with Michael for the past seven seasons. He is one of the best actors on television and has never failed to bring a new layer to the character of Lex Luthor in every episode. While Michael won’t be a series regular and we won’t have the pleasure of working with him on a weekly basis this fall, we like to think that we haven’t seen the last of Lex Luthor. Stay tuned.”

Additionally, in a somewhat surprising move — yet one that might quash fan’s fears about the show’s ‘Lexless’ future — the producers of SMALLVILLE have made it clear that they’re already planning to fill the massive void left by an absentee Lex by adding two new villains to the cast. In season eight, Clark will face his ultimate challenge with the appearance of the legendary, unstoppable destroyer Doomsday. As well as a new female villain who producers say will be really hot familiar to many fans and will set her sights on Clark in ways Lex never could.

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  • a-w


    I really hope next season to be the blast!

  • EKI

    I really hope next season to be the LAST!

  • Melissa

    Gee, it can’t be Lana instead?

  • ewanspotter

    No, I’m pretty sure Lex set his sights on Clark in all those ways. And vice versa. (I need to stay away from TWoP.)

    God, why couldn’t they have just let this show go out with a shred (a TEENY, TINY SHRED!) of decency. Instead, they continue to drag this mutilated zombie cash cow through the dirt.

  • Melissa

    Remember what network we’re dealing with here, ewan. They cancel the good ones early and leave the rest to go on for years past their prime.

  • Anyone get the sense that the rats are leaving the sinking ship that SMALLVILLE has become while they still can? (Note: I’m not actually calling the departing people rats. Rosenbaum is awesome)

  • oh well… he’s replaced by some hot girl who can kill clark… and DOOMSDAY!!!! WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!! UGGG!!!!!!!!!! He needs to move to the city… get off the farm and start being a reporter… he should be what 22-24 years old at this point — right?