'Smallville': The Lane family returns to Metropolis, but will Lex?

ironside-list-rosenbaum.jpgLois ( Erica Durance) is in for a family visit! TV Guide reports that General Lane ( Michael Ironside) and Lois's sister, Lucy Lane ( Peyton List) will return to "Smallville" in an episode to air in late October.

This will mark the first time we've seen all three Lanes together, though the General and Lucy appeared in separate episodes during Season 4.

Ironside is no stranger to the Superman franchise. He was the voice of Darkseid, Season 10's big bad, in two DC universe animated series. Since her 2005 appearance on "Smallville," List has made a splash in "Flash Forward" and "Mad Men."

In the comic book series, the General works for Lex Luthor. Could his appearance foreshadow Lex's return? Michael Rosenbaum is still holding out on us. According to the actor's Twitter, he's been busy filming a part in the upcoming Bruce Willis movie, "Catch 44." "Filming with the great Forest Whitaker now. He's awesome. Wow. Fun times!!" he tweets.

Come on, Rosenbaum. We know you're just dying to take a bic to your head one last time.

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