First Look at Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor in DC's SUPERGIRL

A couple months ago it was announced that that Jon Cryer would be taking on the role of Lex Luthor. It was a surprise casting choice and since then fans have wondered what he would look like in the role.

Well, today The CW has released the first photo of Cryer as Luthor and it’ll be interesting to see what the fans think of the look. It’s also revealed that the villain is behind bars at a maximum security prison. Here’s a brief synopsis:

“Lex Luthor reaches out from prison to enlist Lena into one of his plans and will stop at nothing to get her on board, even if that means leveraging the life of one of her friends.”

What makes this casting so cool is the fact that Cryer played Lenny Luthor, the nephew of Gene Hackman’s version of Lex, in the 1987 movie Superman IV: A Quest for Peace.

Supergirl executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller previously talked about casting Cryer in the role, saying::

“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor. 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.”

Luthor will make his big debut on Supergirl on March 17 in the episode “O Brother, Where Are Thou?”.

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