Michael Rosenbaum Gives Update on ‘Smallville’ Sequel Series: “All I Could Share Is That It’s a Great Idea.”

Michael Rosenbaum Gives Update on ‘Smallville Sequel Series All I Could Share Is That Its a Great Idea

Superman is one of the most adapted superheroes when it comes to other media, from various animated projects to live-action shows and movies, there’s really plenty to be entertained with. One notable project is certainly ‘Smallville’ a live-action TV show which aired from 2002 until 2011 concluding its run after 10 seasons. According to many fans ‘Smallville’ gave us the best young Superman played by Tom Welling and his arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor played by Michael Rosenbaum.

This year it’s going to be 13 years since the show ended its run, and in these 13 years, Rosenbaum and the creators of the original haven’t been sitting idly. For a few years now they have been working on an animated revival of the show, something that would serve as a sequel to the original ‘Smallville.’ Rosebaum recently gave an update on the project in his interview with Screenrant:

All I could share is that it’s a great idea. We have Al and Miles, the creators of Smallville backing us up. When it’s the right time, we’d like to go and do this; pitch to Warner Bros. It has to be the right time, and right now is not the right time. We had the strike, we had a change of executives at DC — one being one of my best friends in the world, James Gunn. When the time’s right, I think it’s something that’s a no brainer, unless they have other ideas. We’d like to do it — the whole cast would like to do it. They would voice their own character from the show, and we have a concept of what the show is.

Rosenbaum is correct that this is the worst possible time to pitch such a project. Gunn already has his plate full with a slate of upcoming DCU projects, most of which are in early development with only a few of them being fleshed out or in production. There’s also the fact that one competing ‘Superman’ show was already canceled because Warner Brothers didn’t want it to serve as a competition for the upcoming ‘Superman’ scheduled to be released in 2025. we’re talking about ‘Superman & Lois’ a CW show based on Superman’s family life which will end its run this year after 4 seasons.

There are also rumors that Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman – Part II’ was delayed for an entire year due to Gunn don’t wanting to compete with different Batman so close to the DCU despite originally agreeing to let Reeves develop his project as a part of Elseworlds stories.

In any case, we hope that Rosenbaum will make good on his promise and eventually pitch the show to WB. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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