Supergirl and the rest of the Arrowverse may have started out as distant cousin to all the mainstream DC characters, but over their years, they’ve managed to skew that much closer and closer to what most readers have grown close to over the past decades. Supergirl originally started out with just Jimmy Olsen joining from the Superman canon, and nowadays, we get Superman himself, along with other characters.
Now, we are finally meeting the baldie billionaire himself, Lex Luthor. But who could they get to play him? Fans of Smallville hoped that they’d end up with Michael Rosenbaum, as farfetched as that may be, you know how that is. Fans have to fan. Now, The CW has announced they have cast their Lex, and he is none other than Jon Cryer.
This is an unconventional choice, to say the least. Cryer is best known for his role on the long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men as Alan Harper, one of the titular two and a half men. If you’re worried they’ll be pulling an Eisenberg in the hair department, fret not, as it looks like Cryer has either gone bald or has previously shaved his head in the past, so at least we have that, right?
“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.”
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