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Michael rumours & a great Clex vid! [Jan. 13th, 2011|09:52 pm]
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New Michael-hint from Ausiello (thanks to tariel22 for the link)

If what I’m hearing about the show’s final batch of episodes is true, producers are at the very least cautiously optimistic that the very busy Michael Rosenbaum will be back.

This post came out a few hours after it was announced that Michael's "Breaking In" role was being expanded. That announcement caused a deluge of panicked SV-fan tweets & posts and perhaps the producers wanted to calm things? It seems to me that they would not leak a "hopeful" spoiler unless Michael was more or less confirmed. That would really be yanking fans' chains. By keeping it vague, they preserve the element of surprise.

If Michael is returning, it's not from a burning desire to play Lex again. He's got lots of stuff on the go; he's busy. If he's returning, it's because fans have been asking him. Relentlessly. Most fans are polite about it; a few less so, but it has never stopped. He gets tweeted about it every day.

Tom wants it and it's hard to say "no" to Tom: There was a quote earlier this year indicating that Tom is hands-off when it comes to the scripts. He doesn't need to know the plot arcs in advance; he finds out his plots when the other cast members do & doesn't try & control Clark's plotline. (I wish he'd jump in a bit more, TBH!) The exception, about which Tom has been very vocal, is that he wants Michael back:

What do you want to see from Clark in the final season?
"Clark and Lex. Clark and Lex....I just want to see Lex Luthor again. I want to see Lex. I want to see him come back...I want to see Michael and I want to see Lex Luthor. I want to know how that relationship really turns out. Because that's the big relationship that I believe propelled Clark to become Superman."

I don't have a lot of faith in the writers' ability to recreate the Lex I loved....maybe should place my trust in Tom instead? After all, he's a Clexer too!

And on that note, a fabulous sexy Clex video from jlvsclrk

Watch here!
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2011-01-14 04:16 am (UTC)
Ohhhhhh man, this is a tough one. You know I loved Lex so much . . . still do, but the writers just destroyed him and the critics were so tough on Michael. I just don't know if I could watch. Maybe after the fact, after I see what they're going to do. Like you, I have zero faith in the writers to be respectful of character or canon.

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-01-14 04:27 am (UTC)
What critics were tough on Michael? Of all the cast members, I'd say that he & John Glover have been most critically praised.

The writing this year is...not reliable. One great writer, two fairly good writers, the rest: watch out!

But I've come round to thinking Michael needs to do this just so the obsessed fans won't bug him about it for the next 20 years. *crossing fingers and hope if it happens, he gets a little control of how Lex is written*
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2011-01-14 04:29 am (UTC)
Sorry, I should have been more specific. I mean a lot of fans were critical of him, especially in the last two seasons he was on.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-01-14 04:33 am (UTC)
Oh, I get it...yes, if he comes back, there could be more of that. Many fans will be ecstatic but others might expect SV Lex to exactly match up with their own personal canon of Lex.

Tom better be giving him lots of love!



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[User Picture]From: serenography
2011-01-14 05:20 am (UTC)
I want Lex back even more now that I know Lana won't be. I think the show *needs* that touchstone to it's roots, even if the storyline has moved on. I ideally wanted appearances from both, but I'd be thrilled to pieces to see just Lex.

I think Michael's been around the biz and fans long enough to not let any over "enthusiastic" fans get to him. I hope that he takes it all in as flattery and a testament to how loved and wanted he is. Especially by Tom. :)


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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-01-15 10:26 pm (UTC)
Rene, his latest tweet...what's going on? *imagines tug of war between James G and Tom for the soul & body of Michael*

I think Michael's been around the biz and fans long enough to not let any over "enthusiastic" fans get to him. I hope that he takes it all in as flattery and a testament to how loved and wanted he is. Especially by Tom. :)
He's under twitter-bombardment right now, poor lamb! (Mostly friendly, at least." There are some "do it for Tom!" tweets in there.

Maybe they'll have another try for KK if Michael's off the table?
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2011-01-14 05:51 am (UTC)
I never know what to think when the producers of Smallville leak rumors, but the timing of this is very interesting. If they're willing to give us an absolute answer about KK's possible return, why not Michael's as well? I can't believe they're still negotiating with Michael at this late date, so I think either they're just plain lying, or it's a done deal, but they're not ready to announce it yet. Good luck keeping Michael's presence on the set a secret, though!

Tom wants it and it's hard to say "no" to Tom

My theory is that Michael enjoyed Tom's wooing so much, he kept saying no to make it last longer! If he does come back, whatever episode it is, I demand that he and Tom do a commentary track for it together. And now we have to figure out a guest spot for Tom on Breaking In that involves scenes with Michael.
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[User Picture]From: kantayra
2011-01-14 03:39 pm (UTC)
If he does come back, whatever episode it is, I demand that he and Tom do a commentary track for it together.

This, so much!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-01-15 10:22 pm (UTC)
But now poor Michael is all puzzled on twitter...what's going on?

If he does come back, whatever episode it is, I demand that he and Tom do a commentary track for it together. And now we have to figure out a guest spot for Tom on Breaking In that involves scenes with Michael.
YesYesYes to all. Boys locked in a reunion embrace, that's all I want!
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[User Picture]From: dawnybee
2011-01-14 08:26 am (UTC)
I here for "Tom wants it".

Oh, we know *that*!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-01-15 10:21 pm (UTC)
According to Rosey's twitter he's still not putting out....and a Pap spotted Tom tearing around Van in his truck. Sexual frustration? Off to ease some tension-with-Jension?
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[User Picture]From: kantayra
2011-01-14 03:37 pm (UTC)
Tom is made of ♥ He wants his Michael back so badly!
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[User Picture]From: jlvsclrk
2011-01-14 07:19 pm (UTC)
I just hope if Michael does come back, Lex is allowed to have a real story and not just be the evil nemesis. I'd love to see them work together against Darkseid!

And thanks for the rec!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-01-15 10:19 pm (UTC)
I just hope if Michael does come back, Lex is allowed to have a real story and not just be the evil nemesis. I'd love to see them work together against Darkseid!
This is my dream plot! But Michael seems puzzled by the new spoiler - he tweeted that he hasn't heard from the producers.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-01-15 10:20 pm (UTC)
Beautiful icon!
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[User Picture]From: jakrar
2011-01-14 11:40 pm (UTC)
Great video! But I'm SO torn about Michael reappearing as Lex when we have no assurance the character will be treated decently. *wibbles in fear* I totally trust Michael as an actor, but I don't trust the SV writers and TPTB at ALL. (I do love Tom wanting Michael back so much, though. *grins*)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2011-01-15 10:18 pm (UTC)
Well, now Michael has tweeted that he hasn't heard from the SV producers so it seems the spoiler is made-up!
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