Smallville, Michael Rosenbaum

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We were starting to think it wouldn't happen!

Michael Rosenbaum, the fan-favorite actor who played Lex Luthor for the first seven seasons of Smallville, is returning to appear in the series finale, scheduled for May 13.

The CW has confirmed that the rumors are true, but why is the star coming back after such a long absence?

Rosenbaum said in a statement, "I'm delighted to return for the series finale. I'm simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made Smallville the great success it is. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness and even their threats. Haha. I can’t wait to hug the old crew back in Vancouver one last time and see all of my old friends once again. Oh, and for Lex to become the badass he’s destined to be."

Viva la badassery!

Is Lex's return enough for you, or do you also need Kristin Kreuk to return as Lana Lang to make your happiness complete? Hit the comments!

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