The Suicide Squad: Michael Rosenbaum Explains Why He Turned Down A Role

Smallville and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 actor, Michael Rosenbaum revealed why he was forced to turn down a role in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Rosenbaum recently appeared in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and he was very close to also starring in his The Suicide Squad movie.

However, it turns out he missed his shot due to a painful neck injury.

He was talking to recently, and that’s he revealed he was offered a role in the DC Comics movie, but had to pass.

“It was close, I was supposed,” Rosenbaum told

“Let’s just say I supposed to be in it, but I had neck surgery and I couldn’t do a role. I couldn’t do the roll because it was too physical at that time, and I couldn’t jeopardise my neck, but there was, there was the role.”

However, the actor and host of the great podcast Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum, didn’t reveal what this role was.

Michael Rosenbaum almost starred in The Suicide Squad


Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor in Smallville – Credit: The CW

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That said, he might be able to play his very secret role somewhere down the line.

“I won’t say the role, but there was the role,” Rosenbaum said.

“James is always so gracious and kind and reached out and so I think when the time’s right, look it’s nice when your friends think of you, it’s nice when your friends have a part.”

It would be nice to get to see Rosenbaum play the role sometime in the future.

Fingers crossed it’ll happen.

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