At long last, Lenny Luthor is going to get his day in the spotlight.
The CW has announced that Jon Cryer will be joining Supergirl this season in a recurring status as Lex Luthor. We will first see him on screen in episode 15 of this current season.
“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 to Variety. “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.”
While Cryer is best known these days for his long run on Two and a Half Men, DC fans will also remember him in the role of Lenny Luthor, Lex’s nephew, in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. The Arrowverse shows have done an amazing job of bringing back actors related to DC in various ways, and we have to tip our hat for this pull. I don’t think anyone would have thought of this one.
Lets just hope he got to bring the car with him as well.