Jon Cryer is the next in a long line of actors to play Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor, this one being in Supergirl‘s fourth season and the producers seem to think he’s going to be great in the role.
Many are hesitant to see Cryer as the chrome-domed villain, especially seeing how Cryer is mostly known for comedies like Pretty in Pink, Hot Shots!, and his long-running role on Two and a Half Men. However, this will work to his advantage, according to Supergirl‘s executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner. In an interview with Comicbook.com, they acknowledge Cryer’s previous casting as Lenny Luthor and how great his Lex will be:
“But Jon Cryer is just a phenomenal actor, and he’s got that twinkle in his eye. He’s masterful, he’s got humor. He’s just gonna kill it.”
Melissa Benoist’s Kara will certainly be under pressure, having to deal with her cousin’s nemesis while he’s not around:
I think she feels the challenge. I think with Lex around, it’s her cousin’s big foil, and I think she feels the responsibility to bring a character like that to justice in probably a bigger way than she would’ve if Clark were around. She doesn’t want to mess it up.”
And that goes double for other characters, particularly James Olsen (Mechad Brooks) and Lex’s sister Lena (Katie McGrath). But Queller and Rovner have everything mapped out:
“I think what’s great about the second half of the season is that we’ve laid a lot of different stories at the beginning half of the season. We create some more, but all our stories dovetail by the end of the season, so that everything’s been done by design and they’re all on a collision course into what we hope will be a very exciting and a resolution.”
What do you think of Cryer’s casting? Are you excited for Supergirl’s return? Let us know in the usual spot!
Supergirl returns January 20 with the episode titled “Suspicious Minds” and you can read the official synopsis below:
COLONEL HALEY IS DETERMINED TO FIND OUT SUPERGIRL’S IDENTITY – Colonel Haley (April Parker Jones) is upset after Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) responds to a distress call from a Navy ship that turned out to be a deadly alien attack. Colonel Haley reclaims the site as DEO territory and demands that Supergirl step aside. After Supergirl refuses to be told what to do, Haley refocuses her energy on finding out Supergirl’s true identity and begins to interrogate all DEO agents, including Alex (Chyler Leigh). Meanwhile, Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) tries to persuade Nia (Nicole Maines) to embrace her superpowers but she misinterprets his motives. Rachel Talalay directed the episode written by Maria Maggenti & Gabriel Llanas (#410).
Supergirl season 4 stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen / Guardian, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Querl Dox / Brainiac 5, Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal / Dreamer and April Parker Jones as Colonel Lauren Haley.
Supergirl airs on Sunday at 8:00 P.M. on The CW.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos