Fans who didn’t love Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor in the DC Extended Universe will soon have another take on the Superman villain to check out. This time, on the small screen.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Lex Luthor will be introduced on The CW’s Supergirl later this season. It will be a recurring role and casting is expected to start soon. Luthor will not be part of the big Arrowverse crossover event in December with Batwoman, Superman, and Lois Lane, however. That means the Superman villain will likely be making his debut in 2019.
“We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season,” said executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller in a statement. “We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since it’s inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive. We can’t wait for him to shake things up in National City and watch him go toe to toe with not only Supergirl, but his sister Lena Luthor.”
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SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly
Thanks to Batman News reader Gary for the heads up!