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Michael Rosenbaum Opens Up About Lex’s Finale Return to Smallville

TV Guide talks to Michael Rosenbaum about his return to Smallville as Lex Luthor.

What does Lex do?

Hmmm…his plan of cloning spare parts worked, only there’s a big twist. And there is a first-time ever scene with my sister Tess [Cassidy Freeman]. I also have a great scene with Clark [Tom Welling] that will launch them each into their destinies as adversaries.

This was your first time meeting Cassidy? We love her.

Yeah. And she is great! I was like, attracted to her! We were working on a scene and firing back-and-forth, and people were saying how it was like we’d been working together for years! I remember three years ago, her agent, who was my old agent, called and said, “Hey would you talk to Cassidy? She’s replacing you.” And I said, “First of all, nobody replaces me.” [Laughs] I said, “She’s not a replacement, she’s a new character…and yes, I will talk to her.” And when she asked for advice, I just told her to go up there, they’re all amazing and that she was gonna love it. Three years later, we’re finally meeting face-to-face.

This scene with Tom…is this the roots of President Lex Luthor?

You know, I’m not gonna answer that. [Laughs] You’re just gonna have to wait.

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Here is a video of Erica Durance talking about Michael Rosenbaum.

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Tom Welling on Jimmy Fallon

Superman Homepage posted the highlights of the candid interview with Smallville‘s Tom Welling appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

  • Tom likes a “Caddilac” margarita, in honor of Cinco De Mayo.
  • Judd Apatow gave Tom his first break, in the TV show Undeclared.
  • He said he was bummed out about the end of Smallville, and that he can’t believe it’s been ten years.
  • He wanted to take souvenirs from the set, but got little beyond a pencil, because everything was marked, catalogued, and archived.
  • Tom got a surprise “Congratulations, You’re Unemployed” party thrown by his wife for him.
  • Tom’s mom got to make a brief wave to the camera. His father was also in attendance.
  • When asked “Do you become Superman?” Tom said that Warner Brothers would kill him if he told, and was coy about whether he will get married to Lois. When asked to wink if he flies, Tom covered his face and either winked or didn’t at Fallon, joking and hiding his eyes. Fallon said he didn’t wink.
  • He joked further, saying people will or won’t be pleased if they expect him to wear the suit, fly, or get married.
  • In a brief scene from the finale, it is hinted Lois is considering cancelling the wedding.

The series finale will air on May 13th on The CW.

 

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Tom Welling on saying goodbye to Superman

Tom Welling has a new office on the Warner Bros. lot and there’s an empty parking spot right out front — it’s marked “C. SHEEN” — which reminds him how quickly things can change in television and how lucky he’s been to be one of television’s steadiest stars, with a decade logged on the now-ending“Smallville.”

“It can all go away and can go fast,” said the 34-year-old, whose new digs still had unpacked boxes and bare walls when he sat down last week to talk about the final flight of “Smallville,” which airs its two-part series finale beginning May 13 on the CW. “I feel so grateful. But I also know it’s time to move on.”

“Each time we got picked up we had to push that finish line further away, and I think we had some low moments when we got too far-fetched,” he said. “If you look at the series, the first five years were one show and the next five were a different show.

“We could have called it ‘Metropolis,’ in a way … there were a few times when heroes come in where we allowed ourselves to get lighter. But that’s breaking things up. I don’t think anyone goes out and tries to make mistakes.” - Hero Complex

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Smallville Finale Images: Lois and Clark’s Wedding

The CW has released 27 images from the two-hour series finale of Smallville which airs on May 13th 8/7c.

The stills feature Lois and Clark’s wedding with our favorite characters back to see the two tie the knot. See Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley and guest stars Allison Mack, John Schnieder and Annette O’Toole.

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Tom Welling talks Smallville series finale

Zap2It talks to Tom Welling about the series finale of Smallville. Here are the highlights.

“We shot the actual finale as our third-to-last episode,” reports Welling, who also has been a “Smallville” executive producer and the director of six episodes. “We shot two more episodes, then shot the first part of the finale last. It gave us the opportunity to take a look at what would be the last image of the show in post-production and make any changes or adaptations to it. It didn’t necessarily take the emotional pressure off us, but the time pressure.”

Even if the very last scene was done weeks before production on “Smallville” ended, it still had its impact on Welling.

“I really didn’t know what to expect,” he says. “As we were shooting it, everyone’s senses were heightened. People were flying up from L.A. (to Vancouver, where the show has been made) to supervise and make sure everyone who had to make a decision was there. Everybody was just really excited, and the energy level went up.”

For some time, “Smallville” producers stated the show’s viewers never would see Clark fly nor wear the Superman suit under the so-called “no flights, no tights” rule. Well, they’ve now seen him fly, so it remains valid to wonder if they’ll see him in the legendary blue-and-red uniform with the big “S” on the chest before the series signs off.

“To me, and to a lot of people connected to the show, that’s not what the show is about,” Welling maintains. “Maybe we leaned that way sometimes because it was easier to go that way and it would be easier to write about, but to me, the integrity of the show was about Clark Kent in Smallville. Even when he made his move to Metropolis, the essence of the character before he became Superman was always important to me. That’s what I found interesting, that’s why I signed up 10 years ago, and I think it’s a big part of why people watched.”

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Oliver and the Omega symbol

TV Guide has posted some info on Oliver and the Omega symbol.

How will Oliver get rid of the Omega symbol and the darkness on Smallville— Dan

We’ll have to wait until the finale to find out, but who better than Superman to solve that problem? “Oliver ends up, in the finale, having to ask Clark to help him,” Justin Hartley reveals to us. “[The darkness] is overpowering him. He’s not in control anymore. Oliver is gone, just disconnected. We figure it out in the finale, to a point. We do the story justice.”

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Smallville Final Season Collectible Package on eBay

A one of a kind Smallville Memorabilia Package is up for grabs on eBay.

The package includes the following items:

  • The script for SmallvilleScion” autographed by Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, John Glover, Lucas Grabeel, Turi Meyer and Al Septien.
  • An 8″ x 10″ glossy print of Erica Durance, which is autographed by Erica.
  • An 8″ x 10″ glossy print of Cassidy Freeman, which is autographed by Cassidy.

An authentic Smallville Daily Planet keychain and Season 10 cast/crew long sleeve T-shirt is also being available for bidding now.

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Smallville “Prophecy” Preview Clip

Prophecy” airs on May 6th on the CW.

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Smallville Finale Scoop

E! Online has posted a scoop on Chloe and Oliver, Oliver’s journey and the series finale.

gsierra21: Three episodes of Smallville left! OMG! What happens?

OMG, indeed! Justin Hartley, please respond! “It’s kind of an Oliver story to the end. And then of course the Chloe (Allison Mack) thing. Where they end up, do they end up together, do they not. It’s neat. It’s a hero thing, and then it’s a family thing as well,” he tells us about Oliver’s journey for the rest of the season.

TheREALSN3: Anything Smallville finale-related please!

Cassidy Freeman thinks fans will be satisfied, that’s for sure. “I think the way they went about finishing this series was really clever,” she tells us. “I actually got chills reading the finale and I hope the fans feel the same way. But I think it’s really clever and a great launching pad for whatever story each one of us takes from here.” We’re going to assume she means a Smallville movie is happening. Let’s pick the hashtag: #SmallvilleMovie #SmallMovie2012 #BigScreenSmallville

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