Emmy award winning actor Jon Cryer has been tapped to play the villainous Lex Luthor in ‘Supergirl’ on the CW…
There’s a new Lex Luthor in town.
Jon Cryer — best known for his Emmy award winning role on the series ‘Two and a Half Men’ — has been cast as Lex Luthor for ‘Supergirl’ with his first appearance expected during the second half the current season that will air in 2019.
‘Supergirl’ planned to introduced Luthor on the series this season after his name had been dropped numerous times throughout the four seasons the show has been on the air.
Now Cryer will take over the role that has been played by greats such as Gene Hackman in the original ‘Superman’ film series as well as Michael Rosenbaum, who played the part for several seasons on ‘Smallville’.
“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,” Supergirl executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said in a joint statement on Friday. “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.”
Yes, Cryer actually has previous experience in the ‘Superman’ universe after he played Lex Luthor’s nephew in the highly forgettable ‘Superman IV: The Quest for Peace’.
Now Cryer will play the iconic ‘Superman’ villain when he makes his first appearance on ‘Supergirl’ next year.