Supergirl TV Show Casts Jon Cryer As Lex Luthor

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Many people were puzzled and confused when Jessie Eisenberg was cast as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by Zack Snyder.

Snyder originally got Eisenberg to play Jimmy Olsen, but he decided to make him a main villain instead.

Well now the weird tradition of casting surprising names to the Lex Luthor character continues yet again.

The Supergirl TV show has now cast Jon Cryer in the role as Lex Luthor. Yes, this is the same Jon Cryer that made people laugh in 'Two and a Half Men'!

Supergirl executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller commented on the casting. See their statement below as seen on Nerdist.

"We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor. We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season. We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since it’s inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive."

This is not the first time Jon Cryer will be a part of the comic book universe.

He was cast as a nephew for Lex Luthor back in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. Now he gets to play as Lex Luthor himself.

As expected, the internet reaction to his casting has been mixed at best.

Jon Cryer is usually known for his comedy roles, so it will take a bit of time for fans to get used to him playing a more serious character.

Lex Luthor is not in Supergirl season 4 just yet, but we should see him on the show sooner rather than later. Right now, the main villain of the show is Agent Liberty.

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