Well I don’t know if anyone saw this coming.
We’ve known that Lex Luthor is coming to The CW’s Supergirl for a few weeks now, and now we know what he’ll look like. Entertainment Weekly reports that Jon Cryer has been cast in the recurring role of Lex Luthor. Cryer’s Luthor joins series regular Katie McGrath as Lex’s sister, Lena Luthor, and occasional guest-star Brenda Strong as Lex and Lena’s mother, Lillian Luthor.
Cryer is most famous for his roles on Two and a Half Men and in movies like Pretty in Pink, and most infamous for his role as Lex Luthor’s bumbling nephew, Lenny Luthor, in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
In sharing news of the announcement, Cryer seemed to confirm that, like his comic book counterpart, his Lex Luthor will be bald:
Finally, my profile picture pays off! https://t.co/k2EUVrFK4u
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) November 16, 2018
No word yet on what kind of car Lex will be driving, but hopefully it’ll have some sweet door-mounted speakers.
Joe Grunenwald is a writer and editor living in the Pacific Northwest. He’s taller than a lot of people but not as tall as some people.