Recently, it was announced that Jon Cryer would be the newest actor to play the role of Lex Luthor – Superman’s most iconic archnemesis and one of the most popular characters in all of DC Comics history. Lex Luthor will appear on Supergirl and according to Kevin Smith, he already knows the direction in which the series will take the character.
Kevin Smith recently revealed that although Cryer is known for his comedic roles, Supergirl is taking a darker turn for Lex Luthor. Smith explained as such in a recent episode of his podcast, Hollywood Babble-On:
“I knew that a long time ago. When I was working on my episode, they were talking about who would play Lex Luthor and his name as at the top of the list at that point and I know what they’re doing with the character. Like, it’s not humorous. It’s a dark turn.”
Smith has directed episodes of both Supergirl and The Flash in the past. Given his connections to those series, he is bound to learn about future developments including how certain DC Comics characters will factor into the narrative in the future.
Smith’s comments about knowing of the series’ intentions to cast Cryer as Lex Luthor are also indicative of a typical practice of having actors/actresses with more comedic sensibilities taking on darker, more serious roles. It will certainly be interesting to see how Cryer brings mastermind Lex Luthor to life on Supergirl.
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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.
Source: Hollywood Babble-On