‘Supergirl’: Kevin Smith Says Series Will Take Dark Turn With Lex Luthor

Supergirl Kevin Smith Lex LuthorRecently, 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.

Are you excited to see Cryer as Lex Luthor? Let us know in the comments section below!

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

‘Titans’ Season 1 Episode 7 ‘The Asylum’ Synopsis, Promo & Images Released

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TitansThe promo and official synopsis for the upcoming seventh episode of the DC Universe series Titans has been released along with a new batch of official stills.

The new series follows a grown-up Dick Grayson working as a Detective in Detroit, having left his nights with the Caped Crusader long in the past due to having fundamental differences with Batman’s methods and approach to crimefighting before forming the superhero team known as the Titans. You can read the full synopsis below along with the promo. Click next to view the rest of the images from the next episode in the gallery.

When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.

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The series continues this week with “Jason Todd” and you can read the official synopsis below!

Before Dick can reunite with The Titans, he reluctantly teams with Jason Todd (recurring guest star CURRAN WALTERS), the new Robin, to catch a serial killer targeting performers from Dick’s surrogate circus family from when he was a member of the Flying Graysons. But Jason’s perspective on Bruce Wayne forces Dick to reexamine the truth behind their falling out.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.

Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.

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  • Robert Ross

    This is a great move for Jon cryer, who probably wants a bad guy role to bury his goofy stint on two and a half men for a decade. I guess supergirl needs the stunt casting of a “big name” for ratings. But I do not buy he was some dream casting. Nothing about Alan from two and a half men saysiconic evil bad guy. Plus, he is 53, and is not a young looking 53. He looks older than Brenda strong who plays his mother. I guess they will say prison aged him. I guess we will see and maybe will be surprised. Supergirls ratings are really down, even just this year, so they need the buzz