With the recent news that Tom Welling and Erica Durance will be reprising their respective Smallville roles of Superman and Lois Lane for this December’s huge Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, many fans have been crossing all possible crossables that Michael Rosenbaum will be back as Lex Luthor.

For those fans, there’s some bad news as Rosenbaum has taken to social media to confirm that he will not be making an appearance in the Arrowverse’s Crisis.

From what the charismatic actor has said there, it seems totally understandable why he’s not returning – even though it clearly would’ve been fantastic to see Rosenbaum returning as Kal-El’s most infamous rogue.

Previously, Rosenbaum played Lex in seven of Smallville’s ten seasons, going from pompous asshole, to genuine friend, to crazed megalomaniac, and everything in between as his relationship with Welling’s Clark Kent played out.

It’s a shame that we won’t get to see Welling, Durance, and Rosenbaum play off each other once again, but Crisis on Infinite Earths still looks absolutely mouth-watering as we could well be set to see a whole host of various DC shows from over the years become streamlined in one all-encompassing timeline.

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