Lex Luther is leaving Smallville.

by Joey Paur

Michael Rosenbaum who has played Lex Luthor on Smallville for the last 6 seasons is saying goodbye. I have been a fan of Smallville from the start and Lex has always been one of my favorite characters. Michael played Lex so well, it is sad to see him go. He has been prepping himself for this moment. Of course he wants to move on with his career, and I don't blame him after that last Smallville episode. I think he is a talented actor and it will be great to see him in the movies. Michael has a great career ahead of him. So what happens to Smallville without Lex? The Studio has released the two villians taking the place of Lex:

Doomsday: In season eight, Clark will face his ultimate challenge with the appearance of the legendary, unstoppable destroyer Doomsday, who appears on Smallville for the first time. As comic book fans know, Doomsday is notorious for being the only character in the DC Comics universe to have killed Superman.

Female villain: Doomsday won't be Clark's only nemesis in the upcoming season. The executive producers are tight-lipped about a new female villain they will be introducing, but they can say she will be familiar to many fans and will set her sights on Clark in ways Lex never could. Intelligent, brilliantly manipulative, and dangerously sinister, our gorgeous new villain has one more weapon in her arsenal: Her mutual attraction with Clark may prove to be as deadly as kryptonite for him.

Sounds like fun, but... well... Lex is still gone! I will keep watching, but if the show starts to suck then I'm out.

Here is What Michael has to say:

Dear Smallville Fans,

Well, it's been seven wonderful years. Your support is what has made Smallville so successful, and I appreciate you all more than you know.

That being said, it is time for me to start the next chapter of my life and career. I hope that I gave you some enjoyment over the years, and that you found my portrayal of Lex Luthor to be satisfying. I am truly grateful, as Smallville fans are the best fans out there. I sincerely hope that you will continue to follow my career through my hair growth period and beyond.

I'm very excited about what the future holds, but certainly, Smallville will always be a part of me. I will definitely miss the greatest crew in the world, and the wonderful cast that has been like a family to me.

Michael Rosenbaum

As far as I am concered the show should end when Lex Leaves.

What do you Think?

-Dr. Venkman