Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum reveals he passed on Crisis crossover appearance
Following the reveal that Smallville alums Tom Welling and Erica Durance will return as Superman and Lois Lane for The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, fans began to wonder when their very own Lex Luthor Michael Rosenbaum would also be announced as returning. Rosenbaum has taken to Twitter since then, revealing that he was asked to return but has passed on the opportunity.
“Friends, many of you have tweeted and asked me about joining the Infinite Crossover (sic). I can’t tell you how much this means to me. I’ll just be straight up about this. WB called my agents Friday afternoon when I was in Florida visiting my grandfather in a nursing home. Their offer: No Script. No idea what I’m doing. No idea when I’m shooting. Basically no money. And the real kick in the ass “We have to know now.” My simple answer was “Pass”. I think you can understand why. I hope this answers all of your questions. Lovingly, Rosenbaum.”
The Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover will begin with Supergirl on Sunday, December 8, followed by Batwoman on Monday, December 9, The Flash on Tuesday, December 10, Arrow on Tuesday, January 14 (after the winter hiatus), and will conclude with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, airing after Arrow on January 14.
The cast for the crossover will consist of characters from Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Batwoman, and even some characters from Black Lightning, making their debut in the Arrow-verse. In addition, Brandon Routh will appear as both Ray Palmer and Superman, appearing as a version inspired by the Kingdom Come version of the hero. Other cast members includeTyler Hoechlin as Superman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, LaMonica Garrett as both The Monitor and The Anti-Monitor, Tom Cavanagh as Pariah, with Burt Ward in an unspecified role, and Kevin Conroy appearing as a version of Bruce Wayne from the future (his first time playing the character in live-action.