Ever since Man of Steel hit theaters, actor Michael Rosenbaum has expressed his desire to reprise his role as Lex Luthor in the sequel. Yesterday he tweeted an autographed photo of Stan Lee, who wrote that Rosenbaum is the best Lex Luthor.

Sure, Stan Lee is Marvel, but I’m inclined to agree with him. Rosenbaum’s Luthor in Smallville always stole the show. The previous Superman films had a Lex Luthor who did illegal things in real estate, the version in Smallville took influence from the comics. Lex was more intellectual, charismatic, and truly felt he was doing the right thing. And Rosenbaum displayed those qualities perfectly.