Tom Welling Wants Lex Luthor To Return To ‘Smallville’ For The Tenth And Final Season

Earlier this week, the CW network announced that the upcoming tenth season of “Smallville” will also be its last.

And while there have been hints that the tenth season may focus on Darkseid as the main villain, “Smallville” star Tom Welling told MTV News which character he would like to see Clark Kent take on in the final season.

“I want to see Lex [Luthor],” said Welling. “I want to see him come back. In the show, he’s still alive. He’s just not around. But I want to see Michael [Rosenbaum] 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.”

The first hints of Lex Luthor’s survival appeared in the “Justice Society” episode by comic scribe Geoff Johns — in addition to further hints in last week’s season finale. However, Michael Rosenbaum has already publicly stated that he will not return to “Smallville” to reprise his role.

Welling also addressed Superman’s iconic costume and whether he might finally wear it now that the series is in its home stretch.

“We’ve seen glimpses of it with the cape and Martha [Kent] presenting it to Clark and saying ’this was in the ship when you got here,” related Welling. “I’m sure we’re going to see it, I just don’t know in what capacity.”

“I don’t know if you’re going to see me in tights, if that’s what you’re asking,” joked Welling.

Do you believe Michael Rosenbaum will return for the final season of “Smallville”? If not, should Lex Luthor be recast? And should Clark Kent finally become Superman? Stop the presses and let us know what you think in the comment section below or on Twitter!