Discussing Season 4 of “Supergirl” on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, director Kevin Smith revealed that the show’s producers were looking for a dark take on Lex Luthor, even though they were looking to cast Jon Cryer in the role.
“I knew that a long time ago,” he revealed. “When I was working on my episode, they were talking about who would play Lex Luthor and his name as at the top of the list at that point and I know what they’re doing with the character. Like, it’s not humorous. It’s a dark turn.”
Best known to Superman fans as Lex Luthor’s nephew Lenny in the movie “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace”, Jon Cryer will make an appearance in episode 15 of Season 4.
“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,” Executive Producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner said in a statement.