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The CW’s Supergirl series has cast its Lex Luthor

November 17th, 2018 by Marc Comments

With The CW’s Arrowverse crossover, Elseworlds, featuring Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch’s Lois Lane (here), we’ve known for a while that Supergirl was soon to go up against one of comics’ greatest villain… Lex Luthor. And now he’s been cast.

And it’s certainly an unexpected choice… that said, we love when out of left-wing casting happens because very often it blows our minds.

So who is Lex? Well, it’s Alan from Two And A Half Men: Jon Cryer.

No, really.

“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,” said executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller.

“Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in Superman IV brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”

Cryer will be a recurring character in the show and will make his first appearance in the fifteenth episode of the fourth season.

 

And – this bit we love – Cryer continues The CW’s tradition of recasting DC legacy actors ie actors who have appeared in other DC movies or TV shows, as Cryer played Lex’s nephew in Superman IV (below).

So, what are your thoughts on this bit of casting? Let us know…

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….