Variety has reported that Jon Cryer has been cast as the role of Lex Luthor in CW’s Supergirl. For those who are not aware Lex Luthor was mentioned quite a bit on the show, however the character himself had not made an appearance up to this point. What is interesting is that Jon Cryer is no stranger to the DC universe as he portrayed Lenny Luthor who was the nephew of Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) in Superman IV: A Quest for Peace.
Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller, producers of Supergirl had this to say about his inclusion in the cast,
“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,” said “Supergirl” 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.”
Lex Luthor will make his debut appearance in the 15th episode of the current season of Supergirl.